DSN’s Rx Impact March 2015: Community Pharmacy is the face of neighborhood healthcare in America

The stories in this exclusive RxImpact edition provide a myriad of examples of what community pharmacy can do — and is doing everyday — to help improve health care. Download ...

DSN editor addresses complexities of prescription drug anti-abuse policy in popular DC blog

In an op-ed in The Hill — a leading publication for members of Congress, policy makers and other Washington influencers — Drug Store News editor Rob Eder argues for the enactment of the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act (S. 483/H.R. 471). Read More ...

IMS: Americans filled a record 4.3 billion prescriptions in 2014

Total spending on U.S. medicines increased 10.3% on a real per capita basis to $373.9 billion in 2014, with a record volume of 4.3 billion prescriptions filled. Read More ...

WebMD designs medication alert function for its Apple Watch app

When the Apple Watch hits retailers on April 24, WebMD will feature an innovative new medication reminder function built into its app that's designed specifically for the Apple Watch. Read More ...

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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.
Sixty-four members of the U.S. Senate and the House asked Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell to adopt at least a one-year transition period for states to implement the April 2015 average manufacturer price based federal upper limits.
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced during its Annual Meeting, the election of new officers, four new executive committee members and five new board of directors member for the coming year.
Nipro Diagnostics last week announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved its True Metrix Air Self-Monitoring blood glucose system. The device tests blood glucose in people with diabetes and delivers data to a smartphone.
Drug Store New talked to the CEO of FLAVORx, Stuart Amos.
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare on Monday announced that 2- and 4-mg Nicorette mini Lozenge is now available at most retail location in the United States following a shortage in supply.
The Red Cross has developed an app that keeps users apprised of emergencies happening where they live, and keeps tabs on loved ones in different cities.

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