Groups push FDA for delay on Track and Trace regs

Pharmacy organizations called on Food and Drug Administration officials to delay enforcement of a July 1 electronic product-tracing deadline for prescription drug dispensers. Read more ...

Cosmederm Bioscience creates web resource for those itching for answers on itch

Cosmederm Bioscience announced the introduction of ItchFreeZone.com, a new resource for all things itch. Read More ...

Study: Chronic disease rates being fed by steady rise in obesity

New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that an escalation in the number of those considered obese or overweight in the United States continues. Read More ...

Oregon gov. signs legislation to expand access to pharmacists’ patient care services

Earlier this month, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed landmark legislation into law that helps expand patient access to pharmacists' patient care services. Read More ...

Current news

The International Generic Pharmaceutical Alliance has issued a statement calling on parties negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership to make access to affordable medication a priority.
The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Tuesday released new guidelines for the natural sleep aid melatonin, suggesting a daily regimen of no more than 10 mg.
FitLife Brands on Monday will introduce its first Metis Nutrition product - JXT5 - through GNC.
Arthritis encompasses more than 100 various rheumatic diseases and conditions, the most common being osteoarthritis.
It is reported that osteoarthritis affects 52.5 million people in the United States. This number includes only those people with a documented diagnosis.
From watching and participating in your favorite leisure and sporting activities to taking care of the garden and lawn it can be easy to forget the importance of protecting yourself and your patients from the sun.
With the change in seasons comes a change in the top questions asked at the pharmacy counter.
Cosmederm Bioscience on Monday expanded its itch-relief product line, TriCalm, with the new TriCalm Clinical Repair Cream and TriCalm Extra Strength Spray.
In a major victory for the administration of President Barack Obama, the Supreme Court issued on Thursday a 6-3 decision in King v. Burwell, upholding tax credits to help lower income individuals and families buy health insurance.
Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law on Friday House Bill 182, which allows pharmacists to administer the flu vaccine to patients 9 years of age and older, with parental consent.

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Webinars

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

2015 Immunization Update for Technicians
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)
Thursday, June 25 at 8:00 p.m. EDT