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Former HHS Senior Advisor John O’Brien Headlines Community Pharmacy Conference

by NCPA | Jan 15, 2020

Event for multiple location owners features networking, continuing education, hot trends

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Jan. 15, 2020) - The National Community Pharmacists Association announced today that pharmacist John O'Brien, former U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Senior Advisor for Drug Pricing Reform and one of the key architects of President Trump's American Patients First blueprint, will be the marquee speaker for its upcoming Multiple Locations Conference taking place in Fort Myers, Fla. from Feb. 19-22, 2020.

The conference will bring pharmacy store owners across the nation together to network, exchange ideas, get continuing education credits, share experiences, and meet potential partners whose products and services can make them more successful.

"I'd compare having more than one pharmacy location to having more than one child. The challenges and possibilities don't merely double or triple or quadruple every time you get a new one. The challenges and possibilities multiply exponentially," said NCPA CEO B. Douglas Hoey, pharmacist, MBA. "The Multiple Locations Conference is a great opportunity for owners in the same circumstance to learn best practices, keep up with new trends, and get business insights they can't get anywhere else."

New business education programs will include:

  • Fresh Food in the Pharmacy: Your Store's Next Front-end Superstar

  • Medical at Home: A New Model for Aging in Place

  • Legal Considerations for Physician Collaboration

Interested attendees can register here. To learn more about the NCPA Multiple Locations Conference, please visit

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Founded in 1898, the National Community Pharmacists Association is the voice for the community pharmacist, representing 22,000 pharmacies that employ 250,000 individuals nationwide. Community pharmacies are rooted in the communities where they are located and are among America's most accessible health care providers. To learn more, visit