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Jolley’s Compounding Pharmacy
LOCAL PHARMACIST PARTICIPATES IN PLANNING FORUM OF NATIONAL PHARMACY ASSOCIATION
Salt Lake City, UT (April 27, 2017) — Local pharmacist Dean Jolley of Jolley’s Compounding Pharmacy participated in the National Community Pharmacists Association’s (NCPA) Steering Committee Forum. The annual two-day event in Alexandria, Va., is dedicated to wide-ranging, in-depth discussions of the role independent community pharmacies play in health care and how to best position them for the future. He was among 100 pharmacy professionals and students who worked with NCPA staff to develop new initiatives that support independent community pharmacies and their patients for the coming year.
In communities across the nation, independent community pharmacies are a vital resource for patients. The evolving pharmacy marketplace, characterized by more and more Americans seeking prescription drug services; the government’s growing role as both a regulator and major purchaser of health care services; competition from mail order pharmacy companies; and technological advances all ensure that the future viability of independent community pharmacies is predicated on their ability adapt.
“Dean Jolley is an independent community pharmacy owner dedicated to helping his colleagues thrive in the competitive pharmacy marketplace, while also improving patient health outcomes and lowering spending,” said NCPA President DeAnn Mullins BPharm, CDE, owner of Mullins Pharmacy, WeCare Wellness, and the WeCare Diabetes Education Program in Lynn Haven, Fla. “Dean showed that commitment by attending and planning proposals that will strengthen the future of independent community pharmacies during the NCPA’s Steering Committee Forum.”
There are seven committees and one task force dedicated to addressing specific aspects of the challenges independent community pharmacies face on a daily basis, and how those issues impact the patients they serve. The committees are technology; compounding; long-term care; management; state legislation and regulatory affairs; national legislation and government affairs; and emerging models. President Mullins also named a new Changemakers Task Force.
On April 25-26, each committee met and was presented with the results of a recently completed NCPA Member Priority Survey. Then the committees identified areas where they would work with staff over the coming year and created a timeline of goals and expectations based on the committee area of interest.
The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA®) represents the interests of America’s community pharmacists, including the owners of more than 22,000 independent community pharmacies. Together they represent an $81.5 billion health care marketplace and employ more than 250,000 individuals on a full or part-time basis. To learn more, go to www.ncpanet.org, visit facebook.com/commpharmacy, or follow NCPA on Twitter @Commpharmacy.
Jolley’s Compounding Pharmacy provides comprehensive pharmacy services including customized pharmacy compounded prescriptions, traditional prescription services, and delivery services. Jolley’s provides personalized medication since 1954.