Member Incentive Programs

Write an Article and Receive up to $75 

  If you are a current NPPA Buyer-Member (Full or Associate type), and send us an article you’ve written with approximately 300-550 words that we publish in Pharmacy Purchasing Outlook, the official publication of NPPA, you will receive $50.  For an article that’s published with 600 words or more, you will receive $75.

  Know that we will edit for spelling/grammar as necessary, so not to be concerned in that regard; it’s the content that we’re looking for.  Please send your article in a Word document by email attachment to  Remember, very few Pharmacy Buyers have purchasing colleagues at their facilities, so they learn from their own trials and errors.  When you read how others in your field have taken on and accomplished projects, it makes all readers of our publication think about how they might be able to accomplish similar or spin-off projects, based upon the ideas and concepts you identify.  Every Buyer-submitted article is a new perspective on the Pharmacy Buyer experience that may seem mundane to the writer, but fascinating to a Buyer in another part of the country.

  Suggestions:  write about a project you instituted which helped your department or facility; write about something you learned at one of our Conferences or elsewhere that helps your daily routine or department run more efficiently; write about your another experience from attending a past Conference (such as in terms of networking with other Buyers).  You can also think of this as a possible way to help achieve a promotion; to submit and have published, one or several articles in a national publication.  Even if you do not get promoted, you earn the prestige of being a writer in a nationally recognized publication for your profession.  Seeing as how every worksite is different, which is demonstrated most dramatically at our Annual Conferences, should also give you reason to consider the worth of contributing.  Each lecturer, each Buyer, although they speak about topics we all know, still inject something new, something unique into their lecture that gives Buyers something new to think about or learn from.

  This is also true about articles submitted to Pharmacy Purchasing Outlook.  Every Buyer-submitted article is a new perspective on the Pharmacy Buyer experience that may seem mundane to the writer, but fascinating to a Buyer in another part of the country. So, we hope you are able to find the time to send in your experiences.  It doesn’t have to be a long dissertation.  A paragraph or two would be sufficient, and don’t worry about spelling or grammatical errors as our editorial staff is trained to handle all linguistic faux pas.  Your comments could be published in the next issue!

Refer a New NPPA Member & Save 20% On Your Renewal!

  Tell a pharmacy colleague or client about National Pharmacy Purchasing Association (NPPA) membership, the first association specific to Pharmacy Buyers. Have them visit our website ( for more information about our Annual Conference, our monthly publication, Pharmacy Purchasing Outlook, and to access order forms.  If new members give your name as the referring member either on their order forms or by email (and you are current with your membership), you will receive a 20% discount off your next membership renewal.

 Refer a Vendor to Exhibit/Sponsor at the NPPA Conference & Get Rewarded!

  To thank our NPPA members for spreading the word about our Conference to the vendors that call on them, we instituted a Sponsor Referral Award incentive so that when you successfully refer a vendor to display and sponsor our Conference, you get rewarded for your efforts.  Although we award more for brand new companies and “premium” companies as listed below, this incentive even applies to vendors who’d previously exhibited and sponsored! The Exhibitor Brochures have a place on their Order Form to note a referral of an NPPA member.  These brochures can be found on our Exhibitor Information page.  If you’d like to get the Brochure via U.S. mail, please email your request to  NPPA Buyer-Members can add their name to the Order Form before giving to the vendors that call on them, or just request to new potential Exhibitors that they do so when they return their new Exhibitor Order Form to us for processing.  See further details below rate schedule at end of page.

Referral – New Conference Exhibitors

A company that has not participated in the conference in any form within the last 2 years.

Bronze= $200
Silver= $400
Gold= $600
Platinum= $800
Diamond= $850

Referral – New “Premium” Companies

All company referrals for a new Conference Exhibitor, as listed (as long as they have not already exhibited within the past 2 years), come with a premium award of $1,000 each: Amgen; Bayer; Bristol-Myers Squibb; NuAire, Inc.; Omnicell, Inc.; Purdue Pharma; Schering Pharma; Carefusion Corporation.

Referral – Previous Exhibitors

Those who were Exhibitors at one of the Conferences in the last 2 years.

Bronze= $100
Silver= $200
Gold= $300
Platinum= $400
Diamond= $450

Award Details

  Awards for successful referrals may, at the NPPA member’s choice, go to A) the Member, B) the Member’s employer or foundation, or C) a charity identified by the Member.  Awards will only be funded when the company’s Exhibitor Order is submitted with their initial Order Form, containing the name of the referring NPPA member.  Awards will not be eligible if such information is missing once the exhibiting company submits the Order and deposit to our offices.

  Note:  we understand it is common for companies to forget to place your name on the form.  So, as an alternative, we will also accept written confirmation from the referred company. However, written confirmation must 1) be dated within 2 weeks prior to or 2 weeks after the date we receive their Exhibitor Order Form, and 2) the representative sending us such note is also listed as one of their company’s main or alternate contacts on their Order Form.  Such Exhibitor company representatives can send us their intentions to include you as their referring party, by fax (858-581-6372) or email (, whether it’s included on their Order Form or separately.  No verbal confirmations can be accepted.