FIP reports highlight need to compensate pharmacists as role changes

The International Pharmacy Federation (FIP) on Wednesday released findings from two of its reports about the state of pharmacists worldwide and the need for recognition and compensation for pharmacies in a landscape that is emphasizing pharmacy’s ability to influence health outcomes. Read more ...

CMS unveils updated MTM model

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on Tuesday unveiled the latest enhancement to its model for testing medication therapy management (MTM) and its impact on health outcomes.  Read More ...

PrescribeWellness enhances med sync tool

PrescribeWellness launched StarWellness+, an add-on service to PrescribeWellness’ popular Med Sync software, StarWellness.  Read More ...

Medela makes breastfeeding simpler for moms

Medela announced the launch of the MyMedela app, now available for Android and iPhone, that offers digital breastfeeding support for pregnant, new and experienced mothers. Read More ...

Current news

As October wears on, so too does American Pharmacists Month! All month long, Drug Store News is running its Friday Pharmacy Phunny series.
More than one-in-four Americans has taken prescription painkillers in the past year, even as a majority say that abuse of these medications is a very serious public health concern, according to new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
According to CBS Miami, the Florida Board of Pharmacy has adopted a rule change that looks to help pharmacists ensure that patients who need prescribed controlled substances can get them.
Wahl on Wednesday introduced the new Wahl Pulsing Massage Patch. According to Wahl, it's the first and only wearable massage device that adheres to the body and uses massaging pulses to ease pain.
Express Scripts this week announced that it would include two new drugs in a new class of cholesterol treatment in its National Preferred Formulary.
Beddit on Tuesday released its first Apple Watch app that integrates with its sensor device, Beddit Smart, to provide around-the-clock sleep tracking, personalized coaching and convenient glances with information on sleep quality.
More than 260,000 pharmacists have been trained to provide immunization services across the lifespan in all 50 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico, APhA announced Wednesday.
Pharmacy software solutions company QS/1 on Wednesday announced the launch of its newest software, SharpRx, which is aimed at making filling prescriptions and billing insurance easier for independent and small-chain pharmacies.
Along with VoicePort and Scientific Technologies Corp., the Pharmacy Quality Alliance will be rolling out the ImmuSMART project, which will use sate immunization registry data to identify patients with gaps in vaccinations for the flu, shingles and pneumonia.
The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board announced Monday that it had been named an official observer organization at the International Pharmacy Federation (FIP).

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