The Mission of NPPA is to:
• Promote the Profession of Pharmacy Purchasing
• Provide a Unified Voice for the Profession
• Offer Specific & Enhanced Educational Opportunities for Pharmacy Buyers
• Establish Pharmacy Purchasing as a Unique & Important Specialty Within Pharmacy
• Confirm that Pharmacy Purchasing is an Important Aspect of Total Patient Care
About National Pharmacy Purchasing Association (NPPA)
The First Association for Pharmacy Buyers
Members of NPPA consist of Pharmacy Buyers & Managers (regardless of their local/additional job title), mainly from, but not limited to, private, non-profit, or government-run institutional facilities, including hospitals/medical centers, health systems, and clinics. In addition to those who support Pharmacy Buyers (Group Purchasing Organization [GPO] executives, drug companies who service & supply the industry, specialty outsourcing pharmacies, and pharmacy management companies).
In 1991, NPPA’s Founder, Dale J. Kroll, started his own publishing firm, Summerdale Enterprises (now incorporated). Dale had previously worked as a Pharmacy Buyer in a 450-bed Medical Center for 5 years, and then for the next 14 years as a Pharmacy Contract Administrator of a hospital GPO with over 1,000 members.
A true visionary, Dale recognized the need for an educational resource specifically designed for this highly motivated, influential, and otherwise unrecognized group. After leaving his GPO position in 1994, he published Pharmacy Purchasing Outlook (PPO) for the first time with the help of Francine Morgano, our current President, Editor, & Event/Marketing Director. PPO soon gained many loyal Pharmacy Purchasing Agents subscribers and has been published several times a year since inception.
In 1997 Summerdale Enterprises organized and hosted their 1st Annual Pharmacy Purchasing Conference in Las Vegas, an immediate success that quickly grew in scope and popularity. In January 2010, Summerdale Enterprises Inc. founded NPPA with their previous subscriber base becoming NPPA Members.
Every year since 1997 (except for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic), the Annual NPPA Conference has continued to grow and legitimize this important profession for Pharmacy Buyers, one that had been previously overlooked and under-appreciated. Our record-breaking numbers from a past NPPA Conference (2019) were 358 Pharmacy & GPO Attendees and 114 Vendor-Exhibitor Companies.
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