Study: Med sync programs a 'win-win-win'

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. Read more ...

FDA grants pharmacies more time for Track & Trace requirement

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. Read More ...

APhA seeks candidates for 2016 election cycle

The American Pharmacists Association has issued a call for candidates in the 2016 APhA election cycle. Read More ...

CRN seeks to prevent sleepless nights with new melatonin guidelines

The Council for Responsible Nutrition released new guidelines for the natural sleep aid melatonin. Read More ...

Current news

The Food and Drug Administration recently approved Vertex Pharmaceuticals’ Orkambi, a new cystic fibrosis treatment that received designation from the FDA as a breakthrough therapy and as an orphan drug.
NoGii was named the DSN Best New Product at the recent ECRM 2015 Vitamin & Sports Nutrition event held here for its Whey & Quinoa Protein Powder.
Given the importance of blocking harmful UV rays, pharmacists could engage patients in their pharmacy by developing a “quiz” on notecards and then going through the answers with them as you help them select the best sunscreen for their circumstance.
Skin cancer cases are on the rise. The American Cancer Society estimates that one American dies every hour from skin cancer.
Despite the best advice to always wear sunscreen, cover up and stay out of the sun, your patients will still arrive in or call the pharmacy looking for advice for treating sunburns.
Patient safety is an important component of every health care system. As payment models continue to evolve community pharmacy patient safety practices will undoubtedly be major factors in determining quality ratings.
Teva announced Tuesday that it had introduced its generic version of Axert tablets.
Periscope takes sharing one step further, allowing users to broadcast live video and audio to anyone in the world of what they’re doing.
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.

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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