This episode is part of our Expert Interview Series. In each episode of this series, we’ll interview industry professionals for their perspective on the evolving specialty pharmacy market.

Kevin Day

Kevin Day, Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives at the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA)

In this episode, Kevin Day, Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives at the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), joins host Suzette DiMascio, CHE, CMCE, CPC, for an in-depth discussion on how NCPA helps independent and community pharmacies thrive in today’s dynamic and ever-changing business environment.

Kevin Day, PharmD, serves as Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives at NCPA. After growing up in his father’s independent pharmacy, Dr. Day attended pharmacy school at the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio and started at NCPA after graduation. After two years as NCPA’s Executive Resident, Dr. Day signed on in NCPA’s strategic initiatives department. At NCPA, Kevin has experienced a wide variety of learning and grown in expertise of areas including specialty pharmacy, transitions of care, and point-of-care testing.

Tune in to Discover:

  • NCPA’s unique programs, initiatives, resources and advocacy efforts that support its independent and community pharmacies
  • Insights on the evolution of specialty pharmacy, and its relationship to independent and community pharmacies
  • The importance of relationships and community building in specialty and community pharmacy
  • Advice on what to do if you are considering starting a pharmacy, specialty or otherwise
  • All about NCPA’s upcoming 2016 Annual Convention in New Orleans, this October.

Show Notes

About the NCPA

The National Community Pharmacists Association, founded in 1898 as the National Association of Retail Druggists (NARD), represents the pharmacist owners, managers, and employees of more than 22,000 independent community pharmacies across the United States. The nation’s independent pharmacies, independent pharmacy franchises, and independent chains dispense nearly half of the nation’s retail prescription medicines.

The nation’s independent pharmacists are small business entrepreneurs and multifaceted health care providers who represent a vital part of the United States’ health care delivery system. They have roots in America’s communities. They are community leaders actively involved in community-oriented public health, civic, and volunteer projects. Many hold local elected offices; others serve as state legislators.

If you would like to contact Kevin Day, he can be reached directly at (703) 683-8200 or by email at

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