TAMPA, Fla. — The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy on Tuesday announced that CARE Pharmacies has joined the association as a founding corporate member. The founding members represent all practice areas within the industry including specialty pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies, health care services, group purchasing organizations and manufacturers.
“We are honored and excited to welcome the support from CARE Pharmacies as a founding member and their commitment to building an association that has a strong vision and an overall goal of bridging the gaps in our industry to improve patient outcomes,” stated Gary Cohen, NASP president. “We believe strongly collaboration is essential to address current challenges and identify opportunities for the future.”
Recognized by the National Retail Federation as the 6th fastest growing retailer in the country for 2012, CARE has more than 85 locations in eight states including the District of Columbia.
“We are excited to join the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy in its mission to improve patient outcomes,” stated Mike Wysong, CEO for CARE Pharmacies. “Our strength in the specialty pharmacy space coupled with NASP’s desire to support specialty pharmacy through its professional certification programs made it a natural fit."
NASP, founded in 2012, represents specialty pharmacy professionals in all practice settings and highlights the value its members bring to patients and the healthcare system.