Dave's Corner

Posted Aug. 19, 2014

David Mayper Executive Director PFOA


In July, Cardinal held their Retail Business Conference in Washington DC., AmerisourceBergen held their Thoughtspot in Las Vegas, and McKesson held their Ideashare in Orlando. Many of our members attended these shows. It was good to see many of our members as I personally attended the Cardinal and ABC meetings. PFOA events were held at both of these meetings for our members. Representation from PFOA’s Staff attended the Cardinal and ABC meetings. All were packed with good information. Our staff has already been analyzing the events attended and are putting together plans for next year based on observations.


Our PBM, ChoiceRx Solutions had a board meeting in July at the Las Vegas site of the ABC meeting. Don Schreiber, Larry McIntosh and I attended this meeting as board members. We took a hard look at what we are doing and accomplishing. More involvement and marketing will be needed to bring the program along and we will be working on bringing solutions to these areas.


Ann Benyo began work with us as our Northeast Sales Consultant on June 30th and trained for a considerable part of the month of July. Ann has been out in her territory beginning her introductions to members and creating leads for new membership. She has already proven to be a valuable addition to the staff. Nancy Tataronis is settling in as a consultant to help us with our vendor relations along with her other areas. Jamie Wilbanks continues to call all our members and talk about PUNCH and signing up for rebates via EFT. While July marks the first successful rebates sent via EFT we now have 16 member stores signed up and will be issuing their rebates via EFT.

PFOA Generic Express Newsletter

Posted August 14, 2014

The August 2014 issue of the PFOA Generic Express Newsletter has been posted on our "Generics" tab, it was also sent out to our members by email August 5, 2014. You may download or view the newsletter by just clicking on the highlighted link on the Generics page: http://pfoai.org/generics.

NASP and SPAARx Merge to Create Unified Specialty Pharmacy Association

Posted Aug. 6, 2014

By Raven Romero as Published in Drug Store News (edited)


The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy and the Specialty Pharmacy Association of America announced the merger of the two organizations, creating the largest professional and trade association focused on the unique needs in specialty pharmacy.


NASP and SPAARx will integrate their current Board of Directors, committees and members to develop a broad membership and volunteer-based association poised to lead in the pharmacy industry. 


The new association is built on a mission of providing advanced training in specialty and offering opportunities to build collaboration with the goal of improving patient outcomes. Visit NASPRx.org to learn more.

Purdue Pharma Granted Priority Review Designation for Abuse-deterrent Hydrocodone Tablet

Posted July 18, 2014

By Michael Johnsen - Published In Drug Store News (edited)


STAMFORD, Conn. — Purdue Pharma recently announced that the Food and Drug Administration has granted priority review designation for the company's once-daily, single-entity hydrocodone bitartrate tablet.


The investigational pain medication was formulated to incorporate abuse-deterrent properties designed to make the product more difficult to manipulate for the purpose of misuse or abuse by various routes of administration (e.g., chewing, snorting and intravenous injection). 

PFOA will be at the RBC & ABC's ThoughtSpot
  • Join PFOA staff members at the RBC in Washington DC. PFOA and Cardinal Health will be holding a meeting on Thursday, July 24 at 1:00 pm in Chesapeake #7-8 room at the Gaylord. Our affiliate, AAP, will hold their meeting at 4:00 pm on Friday, July 25 followed by a social in the Woodrow Wilson Ballroom.


  • Join PFOA staff members at ABC’s Thoughtspot July 30-August 2 at the MGM in Las Vegas. Look for us on the trade show floor. Please join us at PFOA’s Friday night Social, August 1st, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Room 107.
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