Since 1991, the NCPA Foundation has provided funding for cutting-edge research on critical issues related to independent pharmacy.
Catalyst Grant Award Program for Innovative Practice (pain management)
A National Telephone Omnibus Survey to Assess Public Opinion on a 'Behind the Counter' (BTC) Medication Category
– sponsored by Purdue Pharma L.P.
—the polling companyTM, Inc., A NCPA-commissioned Survey Funded by the NCPA Foundation
Economic Impact and Variation in Costs to Provide Community Pharmacy Services
| 2005-2006 Research Grants
—Todd Brown, Ph.D., Northeastern University
This research constructs profiles that quantify the economic impact of independent community pharmacies by state and federal congressional district, e.g., cost to dispense indexes, deviating cost of dispensing, number of employees, wages, total number of prescriptions, number of Medicaid prescriptions, social security and Medicare taxes, unemployment insurance, rental costs, employee costs, payroll costs, and payroll taxes.
Patient Care Services in Community Pharmacy: What is the Bottom Line?
—Gina Peacock, Ph.D., Shenandoah University
Using a unique survey instrument, this study evaluated the types of patient care services that are offered by independent community pharmacies with the goal of establishing baseline benchmarks for future documentation of independent pharmacists' expansion into patient care services niches.
Examining the Attitudes and Interests of Pharmacists Regarding Pharmacy Ownership
| 2004-2005 Research Grants
—Carolyn Brown, Ph.D., University of Texas-Austin
Consumer Willingness to Pay for Pharmacist Care Services in Community Pharmacies
—Karen Blumenschein, Pharm.D., University of Kentucky
Development and Implementation of Pharmacy Ownership in the Pharm.D. Curriculum
| 2003-2004 Research Grants
—Karen Shapiro, Pharm.D., BCPS, Western University of Health Sciences
Economic Disparities in the Pharmacy Benefit Manager Industry
—Robert I. Garis, Ph.D., Creighton University
Involvement of Independent Community Pharmacies in Home Health and Long-Term Care
—Albert Wertheimer, Ph.D., Temple University
Facilitating Pharmacy Ownership in America's Future Pharmacist
—Dana P. Hammer, Ph.D., University of Washington
Patient Willingness to Pay for Pharmacist Provided Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy Consultations
| 2001 - 2002 Research Grants
—Jamie C. Barner, R.Ph., Ph.D, The University of Texas at Austin
Standards for Confidentiality and Integrity of Individually Identifiable Health Information
—Doug Wurtzbacher, Pharm.D., Ph.D. and Walter Fitzgerald, BS Pharm, M.S., J.D., University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy
Establishing Herbal Counseling Center in a Community Pharmacy: Its Impact on Patient Care and Overall Sales
| 2000 - 2001 Research Grants
—Bisrat Hailemeskel, Pharm.D., M.S., Howard University
An Economic Justification of the Use of Dispensing Technologies in Independent Community Pharmacies
—Donna West, Ph.D., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Nonreconciliation of Third-Party Claims: How Much Are We Losing?
| 1999 - 2000 Research Grants
—University of Arkansas
A Community Pharmacy Operations Simulation That Incorporates Innovative Pharmacist Care Services
—New Mexico State University
Evaluating the Impact of a Pharmacist Care Program for Persons With Diabetes
—West Virginia University