NACDS stresses need for a ‘comprehensive solution’ to prescription drug abuse

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced that the Orlando Sentinel published a letter to the editor from NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson that outlines the way pharmacists approach complex prescription pain medication issues. Read more ...

FDA approves first generic versions of Abilify

The Food and Drug Administration announced approval for the first generic versions of the antipsychotic drug Abilify (aripiprazole). Read More ...

DSN, higi introduce first-ever Fit Pharmacist Challenge

Drug Store News, in partnership with higi, is hosting the first-ever Fit Pharmacist Challenge, a series of fitness-tracking competitions that will reward winning pharmacists and pharmacy technicians for logging the most miles. Read More ...

Survey: More than 50% of ACS patients do not follow prescribed OAP regimen

A recent Harris Poll survey found that 52% of 275 ACS patients currently taking an OAP missed taking or changed the way they take their prescribed OAP therapy, even after being informed by their doctors of its importance. Read More ...

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Anyone who needs a little white noise to get to sleep can now turn to their smartphone, thanks to the Sleep Pillow Sounds app.
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores on Wednesday announced that the Orlando Sentinel published a letter to the editor from NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson that outlines the way pharmacists approach complex prescription pain medication issues.
The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday announced approval for the first generic versions of Abilify (aripiprazole) tablets, an antipsychotic drug indicated for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Teva Pharmaceutical announced the launch of aripiprazole tablets in 2-, 5-, 10-, 15, 20- and 30-mg strengths in the United States.
To support the efforts of today’s community pharmacy preceptors and to assist in the development of future community practice preceptors, Drug Store News is featuring a monthly Community Pharmacy Preceptor Spotlight.
Because many pharmacies across the country have already implemented patient-focused services that can impact pharmacy quality and performance Drug Store News has created a monthly forum for sharing best practices and spot-lighting pharmacy teams who are leading the way.
Upon graduation from pharmacy school, new practitioners are constantly reminded of the importance of lifelong learning and the need for self-assessment and continuing professional development, and accumulating the appropriate number and type of CE credits is only one part of the continuing professional development process.
While many welcome spring’s warmer weather and opportunities to be outside, the outdoor growth can wreak havoc for the portion of the 40 million Americans living with allergy symptoms caused by these seasonal triggers.
“It is an evolutionary time in the healthcare industry and pharmacy has the opportunity to be absolutely at the forefront of that.” That was a key message that Randy Edeker, chairman, CEO and president of Hy-Vee, had for attendees of Tuesday morning’s NACDS Annual Meeting Business Program.
When people with acute coronary syndrome undergo an angioplasty procedure and receive a heart stent, they’re usually prescribed an oral anti platelet therapy and aspirin to prevent a heart attack, a blood clot in the heart stent (also known as stent thrombosis) or even death.

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