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

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed on Tuesday a bill that would require more children who enter day care or school to be vaccinated.
Teva Pharmaceuticals announced the U.S.-wide availability of generic Aggrenox capsules, which can reduce the risk of stroke, on Wednesday.
The American Pharmacists Association has issued a call for candidates in the 2016 APhA election cycle.
New exchange plan enrollees spent less on medications in the first quarter of 2015 compared with the same time a year ago, according to the third edition of the Express Scripts Exchange Pulse report released on Wednesday.
The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday issued guidance indicating that the agency would give pharmacies until Nov. 1, 2015 — an additional four months — to comply with product tracing requirements.
Periscope takes sharing one step further, allowing users to broadcast live video and audio to anyone in the world of what they’re doing.
Under a new law that took effect on Wednesday, Floridians can now get more vaccines at their local pharmacy instead of going to a doctor’s office.
The adoption of technology-driven medication synchronization by community pharmacies results in improved patient adherence, increased revenue streams, and overall improvement in business optimization for pharmacies.
With the change in seasons comes a change in the top questions asked at the pharmacy counter.
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.

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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