Report: Animal lovers are gravitating toward retail to fill their pet's scripts

More pet parents than ever are claiming their animals as members of the family, which may represent an opportunity for retail pharmacy as those consumers begin looking for pet pharmaceuticals from the same trusted professional who supplies medicines for the rest of the family — the neighborhood pharmacist.  Read more ...

AARP report reveals burden of family caregiving

Family caregivers in the U.S. provided 37 billion hours of care — worth an estimated $470 billion — to their parents, spouses, partners and other adult loved ones in 2013, according to AARP Public Policy Institute's new report. Read More ...

NCPA announces Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition finalists

The National Community Pharmacy Association has announced the three pharmacy student teams that are finalists for its Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition finalists. Read More ...

NACDS highlights role of pharmacists in White House aging dialogue

On the occasion of the 2015 White House Conference on Aging, which marks the sixth such event since the first in 1961, National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson joined the dialogue by issuing a statement. Read More ...

Current news

Q-In Medical Technologies earlier this month introduced its new SayAhh! Sore Throat Home Exam Aid, an oral retractor that relaxes the tongue, minimizes the gag reflex and increases visibility of the throat in an effort to better examine the throat area.
BioPharmX on Tuesday announced that its product to address premenstrual breast discomfort, Violet iodine, will soon be available through 235 Harris Teeter stores by September 2015.
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Although influenza outbreaks are typically concentrated in the fall and winter months, many community pharmacies are gearing up for the next “flu” season and the peak time of immunization delivery.
The Food and Drug Administration reports that nearly 30,000 ER visits, 2,000 hospitalizations and 150 deaths occur each year in the US as the result of severe food allergies.
Upsher-Smith Labarotories announced Monday that it had its Androxy tablets are available following the FDA’s approval of the company’s request for a new active pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturer and supplemental abbreviated new drug application.
The Food and Drug administration announced Friday that it had approved Praluent (alirocumab), a cholesterol-lowering injection.
The Generic Pharmaceutical Association and the Biosimilars Council are taking on the Trans-Pacific Partnership in an open letter to President Barack Obama.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill extending the authority of pharmacists and nurse practitioners to administer certain immunizations as of July 1.

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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