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. Read more ...

NACDS, U.S. Pain Foundation discuss Rx abuse, access in joint op-ed

The complex issues of prescription drug abuse and access are not receiving the comprehensive approach that they deserve and greater collaboration is needed among all stakeholders to help find solutions. Read More ...

Surescripts handled more transactions than Amex or PayPal in 2014

Surescripts processed 6.5 billion health-data transactions in 2014. Read More ...

PQA creates three measures to help track opioid prescriptions

The membership of the Pharmacy Quality Alliance has endorsed three new performance measures that assess the use of opioids from multiple providers or at high dosage in persons without cancer. Read More ...

Current news

More than four in five consumers are planning on turning to the allergy aisle for relief of congestion or sneezing due to their allergies this year, but only one in four will have been influenced by a commercial in making their selection, according to the most recent Field Agent study, which recently surveyed more than 500 homeowners across five different U.s. regions on their allergy-related purchases.
In a new survey of approximately 2,700 American customers, the Canadian International Pharmacy Association found continued demand for safely ordering prescription medications online from licensed Canadian pharmacies.
ClickGOBite on Wednesday released its ClickGOBite anti-itch device.
The Glukos Company, a natural performance energy foods brand officially launching in May, announced the signing of U.S. midfielder Tobin Heath.
The National Osteoporosis Foundation reminds all Americans of the increased risk of osteoporosis after age 50 in women (and men).
By 2020, one in two Americans over the age of 50 is expected to have, or to be at risk of developing, osteoporosis of the hip.
With the growing list of “opportunities” for community pharmacists to take on in impacting patient care and outcomes, finding time to work all of the best interventions into the day can be overwhelming at times.
Church & Dwight on Tuesday announced the newly redesigned First Response Early Result Pregnancy Test stick, that makes taking a pregnancy test easier, with a curved shape specifically designed to fit a woman's hand and a 50% wider tip.
As the population continues to age, pharmacists must consider a number of factors when assessing patients and making sound recommendations.
In the smartphone age, colloquial wisdom says that whatever you lack or need, there’s an app for that. With Happify, developed by Spring, Inc., there’s even an app that works to make you happier.

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