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Interview with NCPA President Mark Riley

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Mark Riley, P.D. NCPA President

NCPA President Mark Riley, currently serves as Executive Vice President of the Arkansas Pharmacists Association(APA). In this role he is the chief spokesman and advocate for pharmacy in Arkansas, representing pharmacy practice to the State Board of Pharmacy, state legislators, Arkansas Medicaid, other state government agencies, as well as consumers and private businesses.

Dr. Riley is a nationally renowned expert on Pharmacy Benefit Managers* (PBMs) and is President of the National Community Pharmacists Association, (NCPA®), based in Alexandria, Virginia, which represents the interests of America’s community pharmacists, including the owners of more than 23,000 independent community pharmacies, pharmacy franchises, and chains.

Dr. Riley joined APA as Executive Vice President in 2003. He has owned East End Pharmacy in Little Rock since 1983 and served as pharmacist-in-charge until 2003. From 1971 to 1983 he served as manager/pharmacist at Landmark Pharmacy, both in Little Rock.

Dr. Riley’s professional affiliations include: member of various steering and standing committees and Board member of NCPA since 1979; faculty preceptor and guest lecturer, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy; member, Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy 1999-2003; and member of the Dean’s Council, UAMS. Dr. Riley served on the Board of Directors and was President of APA in 1984-1985. He was awarded APA “Pharmacist of the Year” in 1988.