The Power of Vaccines

Wayne   •   July 11, 2017

Did You Know? During the 2015-2016 flu season, the flu was responsible for: 25 million flu illnesses 11 million flu-related medical visits 310,000 hospitalizations 12,000 Pneumonia & Influenza (P&I) deaths However, the flu vaccine prevented an additional: 5.1 million flu illnesses 2.5 million flu-related medical visits 71,000 hospitalizations1 U.S. Vaccination Rates Need Improvement While vaccines […]

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Market Check Leads to Greater Discounts

Josh   •   June 27, 2017

Due to the large growth in membership in 2016, National CooperativeRx requested a market check with our PBM provider, CVS/caremark. In order to see what other PBMs are currently offering organizations of our size, we hired a PBM consultant on your behalf. We’ve been negotiating with CVS/caremark for the past six months and are excited to announce our results.

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National CooperativeRx Welcomes New Administrative Assistant!

Emily Torgerson  •   June 5, 2017

Please join us in welcoming Ashley Foate to our team! Ashley comes to us with an extensive background in administrative work and customer relations. As the administrative assistant, Ashley will work closely with the executive assistant and the director of operations to play a vital role in ensuring company procedures run smoothly. Some of her […]

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Board of Directors Switch Things Up

Jen   •   June 1, 2017

National CooperativeRx is governed by its members, for its members. To ensure the Cooperative’s goals are aligned with those of our members, our Board of Directors is elected by our membership.

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The Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Jocelyn Kerl  •   May 30, 2017

With the opioid epidemic receiving national attention in recent years, members of National CooperativeRx are asking what is being done to combat the issue. One of our in-house pharmacists, Jocelyn Kerl, takes a closer look. Nationally Legislation has influenced the expansion of prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) nationwide. PDMPs help support access to controlled substances […]

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National CooperativeRx Welcomes New Communications Specialist

Emily Torgerson  •   May 22, 2017

My name is Emily Torgerson and I am pleased to announce my new position as a Communications Specialist with National CooperativeRx. Hailing from Eau Claire, WI with a strong background in public relations and communications, I am excited to begin this new journey here in Madison.

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Annual Report: It’s a Great Time to be a National CooperativeRx Member!

Emily Torgerson  •   May 16, 2017

National Cooperative Rx’s Annual Report has been completed and our financial information from 2016 is available to the public. For a comprehensive overview, please check out our 2017 Annual Report. 2016 was a groundbreaking year for National CooperativeRx and our members. With 78,314 participants joining us from 34 new member groups across the country, we have participants in every state! […]

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2017 Annual Meeting Recap

Jen   •   May 5, 2017

Paul Meyer, Board Chair, kicked off the National CooperativeRx Annual Meeting yesterday by welcoming the audience and introducing our board members. Josh Bindl gave a presentation highlighting National CooperativeRx’s achievements in 2016, acknowledging current PBM industry issues, and providing the Cooperative’s strategies on balancing out a high level of pharmaceutical care with rising costs. Highlights from […]

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Shining the Spotlight on: Jocelyn Kerl, PharmD.

Emily Torgerson  •   April 24, 2017

Most people envision a pharmacist wearing a white lab coat refilling prescriptions at the local pharmacy. Jocelyn Kerl, the newest clinical services manager at National CooperativeRx, proves that’s not always the case. Her role within our organization consists of account management and plan design, while keeping our members’ best interests at heart. Along with our […]

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Our Growing Cooperative

Josh   •   February 24, 2017

Never in the history of the Cooperative have we added as many participants as in 2016. It was a record year with 78,314 new participants joining us from 34 new member groups. Totaling over a quarter million participants, National CooperativeRx has never been this large or had this much purchasing strength.

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