When a Marketing Professional Attends a Specialty Drug Conference

Emily Torgerson  •   October 1, 2018

Last month, I attended the Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute (PBMI)’s 2018 Specialty Rx Forum in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As a communications professional who usually only attends marketing conferences, I was concerned a lot of the topics might be over my head. I was pleasantly surprised to encounter some familiar faces and interesting, easy-to-understand perspectives from industry

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Deb Steele: Cooperative Finance Wizard

Emily Torgerson  •   September 20, 2018

Deb Steele, Director of Operations at National CooperativeRx, has the distinction of being the very first employee at the company. She oversees Cooperative financials, the Customer Relationship Management database and is known by members as “the rebate person.” I recently sat down with Deb to learn more about the value she brings to the Cooperative.

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National CooperativeRx by the Numbers

Deb Steele  •   September 7, 2018

We are pleased to announce National CooperativeRx has paid out $4.7 MILLION to our members in rebate true-up, audit recoveries, patronage and retired equity so far this year. The Cooperative membership is at an all-time high and our strength continues to grow with each added plan sponsor. Our incredible size allows us to not only

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Understanding Clinical Program Offerings

Emily Torgerson  •   August 24, 2018

National CooperativeRx works with one of the industry’s leading pharmacy benefit managers to ensure our members’ plans have enough options to control costs and keep participants healthy. All our members have different needs and we use our independent expertise and purchasing power to guide them to the clinical package that best meets their objectives. The

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Opioid Program Results

Josh Bindl  •   August 9, 2018

What are you doing about opioids? By now, we are all aware of the addictive nature of opioid medications. What’s unfortunate is how long it has taken society to act. At our 2015 and 2016 annual meetings, National CooperativeRx educated members and partners about opioids, their addictive nature and how they impact the workforce. Today,

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Kyle Kapusta: 13 Things You Don’t Know About Me

Emily Torgerson  •   June 14, 2018

Kyle Kapusta, our regional sales manager, leads an interesting life inside and outside the office.   Here are some facts about him you didn’t know:   Before the sales industry, I was a high school history teacher and coached football and baseball. I live in Fox Lake, a suburb of Chicago. To me, it’s the

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Member-Owned & Member-Governed

Emily Torgerson  •   May 31, 2018

To ensure National CooperativeRx’s objectives align with those of its members, the Board of Directors is elected by membership.

We are pleased to announce the election results from our 2018 Annual Meeting.

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Wayne Salverda, R.Ph.: The Modern Pharmacist

Emily Torgerson  •   May 17, 2018

In the words of Wayne Salverda, “When people heard the word ‘pharmacist’ 20 years ago, they envisioned a stout, balding, unfriendly, elderly gentleman in glasses and a white lab coat filling prescriptions behind a counter.” As our Senior Director of Clinical Services, Wayne proves that stereotype wrong. Coming from a retail and managed care pharmacy

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2018 Annual Meeting

Emily Torgerson  •   May 16, 2018

Larry Richardson, Board Chair, kicked off the largest National CooperativeRx Annual Meeting in history by welcoming the audience and introducing our board members.

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Adam Terrell’s 90-Day Check-In

Emily Torgerson  •   April 4, 2018

At the beginning of the year, we welcomed Adam Terrell to our account management team. Adam helps members comprehend their benefit plan data and advises them on ways to save money and add value. I recently caught up with Adam to get an update on his first 90 days at National CooperativeRx. “I’ve finally started

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