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New Report Details NCPA Efforts to Drive Greater Medication Adherence
Date:11/28/2012

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) has released Moving Forward on a Solid Foundation: Year One Progress Report, which examines the success of the association's strategic initiative Pharmacists Advancing Medication Adherence (PAMA).

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PAMA's goal is to facilitate the ability of independent community pharmacists to provide adherence services as a core competency of the profession, equivalent to the dispensing process, by 2015. The report, which covers July 2011 through July 2012, outlines the tangible and measurable steps that are currently underway in furtherance of that objective.

"NCPA is committed to advancing and improving patient medication adherence, which is why we launched this ambitious, comprehensive, and realistic five-year program to address this problem," said NCPA CEO B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA. "As very accessible and highly trained medication experts that patients trust, independent community pharmacists are perfectly suited to help drive greater adherence. NCPA wants to help its members maximize their potential in this critical component of health care."

Hoey added, "During the past year, a strong foundation has been laid to achieve the PAMA vision. Our efforts are described in this progress report that focuses on pharmacy education, pharmacists and pharmacy operations, patient care services, and public policy. We are confident that, when the five-year program concludes, the disturbing number of

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