New Spark Health app links pharmacist to patient

Creative Pharmacist unveiled the new Spark Health app, which provides community pharmacists weekly updates from their patients regarding lifestyle modifications and potential side effects of medications, among other notifications.  Read more ...

Coalition launches to protect access to OTC pain meds

A new coalition has formed to ensure safe access to over-the-counter pain relief remedies. Read More ...

Elsevier launches health information portal

Elsevier has joined the likes of WebMD with a patient-centric information portal covering all things health with its Health Library. Read More ...

Study: Certain diabetes patients widely nonadherent to vaccination guidelines

A new study from the American Diabetes Association has found significant nonadherence to vaccination guidelines among certain diabetes patients. Read More ...

Current news

Statins will remain in prescription-only status following Pfizer's announcement Tuesday that the company is pulling the plug on its Rx-to-OTC switch application for Lipitor.
The app Productive – Habit Tracker works to help people achieve daily goals and track how often they’re met — and could potentially be used as a medication reminder app.
The DEA announced on Tuesday that the 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back will take place across the United States on Sept. 26 — except for in Pennsylvania and Delaware where the event will take place on Sept. 12.
The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy and its member state boards of pharmacy are planning to enhance several of its examination and assessment programs to better reflect the evolving practice of pharmacy.
The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education or ACPE defines CPD as a self-directed, on-going, systematic and outcomes-focused approach to lifelong learning that is applied into practice.
Drug Store News is proud to be accredited by ACPE as an accredited provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Although influenza outbreaks are typically concentrated in the fall and winter months, many community pharmacies are gearing up for the next “flu” season and the peak time of immunization delivery.
The Food and Drug Administration reports that nearly 30,000 ER visits, 2,000 hospitalizations and 150 deaths occur each year in the US as the result of severe food allergies.
Q-In Medical Technologies earlier this month introduced its new SayAhh! Sore Throat Home Exam Aid, an oral retractor that relaxes the tongue, minimizes the gag reflex and increases visibility of the throat in an effort to better examine the throat area.
BioPharmX on Tuesday announced that its product to address premenstrual breast discomfort, Violet iodine, will soon be available through 235 Harris Teeter stores by September 2015.

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Webinars

2015 Immunization Update for Pharmacists
Thursday, July 23 at 8:00 p.m. EDT

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Thursday, Aug. 6 at 8:00 p.m. EDT

Opioids, Use or Abuse. How do you tell? (pharmacist)
Thursday, June 25 at 8:00 p.m. EDT

Opioids, Use or Abuse. How do you tell? (technician)
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