More than 100 members of Congress support H.R. 592

The Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act, which aims to improve patient access to health care through pharmacists and their patient care services, has gained 104 co-sponsors. Read more ...

Publix Pharmacy celebrates major milestone

Publix announced that its pharmacies leaped past a major milestone this month, filling more than 50 million free prescriptions for its customers in the past eight years. Read More ...

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 for logging the most miles. Read More ...

New PhRMA industry profile reports 7,000 medicines currently in development

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America’s member companies invested an estimated $51.2 billion last year in the research and development of new innovative treatments and cures. Read More ...

Current news

Anyone who needs a little white noise to get to sleep can now turn to their smartphone, thanks to the Sleep Pillow Sounds app.
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores on Wednesday announced that the Orlando Sentinel published a letter to the editor from NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson that outlines the way pharmacists approach complex prescription pain medication issues.
The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday announced approval for the first generic versions of Abilify (aripiprazole) tablets, an antipsychotic drug indicated for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Teva Pharmaceutical announced the launch of aripiprazole tablets in 2-, 5-, 10-, 15, 20- and 30-mg strengths in the United States.
“It is an evolutionary time in the healthcare industry and pharmacy has the opportunity to be absolutely at the forefront of that.” That was a key message that Randy Edeker, chairman, CEO and president of Hy-Vee, had for attendees of Tuesday morning’s NACDS Annual Meeting Business Program.
When people with acute coronary syndrome undergo an angioplasty procedure and receive a heart stent, they’re usually prescribed an oral anti platelet therapy and aspirin to prevent a heart attack, a blood clot in the heart stent (also known as stent thrombosis) or even death.
To support the efforts of today’s community pharmacy preceptors and to assist in the development of future community practice preceptors, Drug Store News is featuring a monthly Community Pharmacy Preceptor Spotlight.
Because many pharmacies across the country have already implemented patient-focused services that can impact pharmacy quality and performance Drug Store News has created a monthly forum for sharing best practices and spot-lighting pharmacy teams who are leading the way.
Upon graduation from pharmacy school, new practitioners are constantly reminded of the importance of lifelong learning and the need for self-assessment and continuing professional development, and accumulating the appropriate number and type of CE credits is only one part of the continuing professional development process.
While many welcome spring’s warmer weather and opportunities to be outside, the outdoor growth can wreak havoc for the portion of the 40 million Americans living with allergy symptoms caused by these seasonal triggers.

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