National Community Pharmacists Association Welcomes Keystone Pharmacy Purchasing Alliance Customers to Membership

Alexandria, VA - July 29, 2010

 

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) is pleased to welcome the customers of the Keystone Pharmacy Purchasing Alliance to NCPA membership. 

"Keystone's dedication to independent pharmacies and their patients makes it a perfect fit for NCPA membership," said NCPA Acting Executive Vice President and CEO Douglas Hoey, RPh. "As a long-time supporter of NCPA programs and advocacy efforts; we are excited to now formally welcome its stores to NCPA membership. We look forward to an active partnership going forward." 

"The Keystone Board of Directors is proud to include NCPA membership as a benefit of membership in Keystone. We feel a well-informed pharmacist owner can better adapt to the almost daily changes in our profession and, also, be better informed to take part in legislative advocacy efforts that affect them daily," said Keystone CEO Mel Brodsky RPh "We must remain diligent in our efforts to assure our patients receive the best pharmaceutical care that they all deserve at their local independent pharmacy." 

The Keystone Pharmacy Purchasing Alliance, Inc. (Keystone) is a Group Purchasing Organization (GPO), and was formed in 1996 solely for the benefit of Independent Pharmacy. Keystone's primary purpose is to offer its members the lowest prices available from wholesalers and manufacturers (both generic and name brand), as well as on all types of supplies, goods and services. Keystone member pharmacies are guaranteed to receive their share of all performance incentive dollars on a monthly basis, in addition to low contract pricing, special terms and conditions formerly available only to large groups. Member stores receive in addition to market share incentives, a share of Keystone's profits according to participation. For additional information visit www.kpparx.com.

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA®) represents America's community pharmacists, including the owners of more than 22,700 independent community pharmacies, pharmacy franchises, and chains. Together they represent an $88 billion health-care marketplace, employ over 65,000 pharmacists, and dispense over 40% of all retail prescriptions. To learn more go to www.ncpanet.org or read NCPA's blog, The Dose, at http://ncpanet.wordpress.com.

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