Jasmine Johnston: Marketing Specialist

Emily Torgerson  •   January 19, 2022

We are pleased to announce the addition of Jasmine Johnston to our Cooperative team! Jasmine is our new marketing specialist and develops marketing strategies that support National CooperativeRx sales efforts. She also collaborates with colleagues to coordinate brand awareness and owns the plan and execution of creative campaigns through multi-channel tactics. A Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.

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Melina Kambitsi, Ph.D.: New Board Member

Emily Torgerson  •   January 18, 2022

Please join us in welcoming our newest Cooperative Board representative! Dr. Melina Kambitsi, senior vice president of business development and strategic marketing at The Alliance, was appointed to the National CooperativeRx Board of Directors earlier this month. Dr. Kambitsi will replace Paul Meyer from The Alliance, who stepped down after 19 years on our Board, as he

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Successful 2021 Brings Enthusiasm to 2022

Josh Bindl  •   January 5, 2022

There seems to be enthusiasm as we all turn our backs on 2021. Enthusiasm for 2022 is coming with a much more cautious tone. In a general sense, it seemed for each challenge we conquered in 2021, there were two new challenges waiting in the shadows. The world of pharmacy benefits followed this trend and

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NCRx Pipeline Report 1.1.22

Erica Guetzlaff  •   January 1, 2022

National CooperativeRx constantly monitors the pharmaceutical pipeline. As treatment options change, it’s important to know how those changes could impact your plan and which drugs bring the highest value. Our quarterly NCRx Pipeline Reports highlight some of the newest therapies coming to market and are not intended to imply formulary placement or coverage by CVS Caremark. Convenience,

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The Rise of Telehealth

Emily Torgerson  •   December 8, 2021

Telehealth enables health care providers to deliver care for their patients without an in-person office visit. Telehealth is done primarily online with internet access on a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Options for Telehealth Care: Talk to a doctor live over the phone or video chat. Send and receive messages from a doctor using secure email messaging. Use

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Pathway of a New Drug: From Lab to Pharmacy Shelf

Erica Guetzlaff  •   December 7, 2021

In 2020, the world experienced an incredibly fast vaccine approval, with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine receiving emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approximately one year after the virus was first identified. This was the first instance a vaccine had been developed and approved in under a year. It may be

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U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week

Emily Torgerson  •   November 10, 2021

Mark your calendars — November 18-24, 2021 is U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week! While antibiotics are crucial and life-saving medications when properly used, excessive prescribing by health care providers has become a major problem and is a contributor to antibiotic resistance. How Antibiotics Work Antibiotics can either stop bacteria from reproducing or destroy them. If the

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How Is National CooperativeRx Different Than a PBM?

Emily Torgerson  •   October 27, 2021

National CooperativeRx: our name says it all. We are a not-for-profit pharmacy benefit cooperative that provides pharmacy benefits to hundreds of self-funded member-owned groups and approximately 375,000 participant lives throughout the country. Cooperatives are known for honesty, openness, and social responsibility and we proudly operate with the Six Cooperative Principles at the core of all our processes.

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October Is All About Pharmacy!

Emily Torgerson  •   October 26, 2021

The month of October recognizes and honors both American Pharmacists Month and Pharmacy Technician Day (October 19). At National CooperativeRx, we celebrate our incredible on-staff pharmacists and certified pharmacy technician every day, but it is important to continue educating the public on the invaluable work they all do to help our members. Wayne Salverda, R.Ph.: Senior

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NCRx Pipeline Report 10.1.21

Erica Guetzlaff  •   October 1, 2021

National CooperativeRx constantly monitors the pharmaceutical pipeline. As treatment options change, it’s important to know how those changes could impact your plan and which drugs bring the highest value. Our quarterly NCRx Pipeline Reports highlight some of the newest therapies coming to market and are not intended to imply formulary placement or coverage by CVS Caremark. Xywav

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