Report: Ebola vaccine ‘promising’

A new World Health Organization report amid the largest outbreak of Ebola ever recorded describes “a promising Ebola vaccine candidate,” identified by a trial in Guinea.  Read more ...

Back to You - CPD Self-Evaluation

As pharmacists and technicians continue to be integral members of the health care team within the communities where patients work, play and live, it is critical to stay up to date and relevant to your patient’s growing needs. Read More ...

NACDS Foundation grant sponsors study on how pharmacogenomics can impact outcomes

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation on Thursday gave a $60,000 research grant to Manchester University Pharmacy Program to translate pharmacogenomics. Read More ...

Heavy smokers may need diet counseling on top of smoking cessation talk

For smokers, the number of cigarettes smoked per day and current body mass index are predictive of changes in weight after quitting smoking, according to researchers at Penn State College of Medicine. Read More ...

Current news

Many employers are expecting their health care benefit costs to rise about 6% in 2016, with many making changes that bring the cost increase down to 5%, according to a new survey by the National Business Group on Health.
The Food and Drug Administration late last week released its draft guidance on the naming of biological drugs.
Care Pharmacies announced Monday that its board of directors had extended CEO Michael Wysong’s employment contract for an undisclosed period of time.
Sanofi announced Monday that it would be partnering with Google’s life sciences team to explore how they can improve diabetes care and develop new tools to improve outcomes.
How can a pharmacist improve patients’ adherence to their medication therapy and encourage healthier behavior? Don’t lecture, don’t scold and don’t preach.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new diabetes treatment developed by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly and Co. Synjardy, which is the third product containing empagliflozin for the treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes to be approved.
Grassroots advocacy is essential in getting pharmacy’s message to elected officials to effect change.
Vaccine exemption levels for kindergarteners are low for most states and infant vaccination rates are high nationwide, according to the week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
HealthSpot on Monday unveiled a new functionality available through its in-store telehealth kiosks - a blood test that captures a number of health metrics in as little as 7 minutes.
The National Association of Chain Drugs Stores celebrated Albertsons/Safeway and Kinney Drugs for the companies’ political advocacy and grassroots activities at NACDS Total Store Expo, Friday evening at the NACDS Political Involvement reception.

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Thursday, Aug. 27 at 8:00 p.m. EDT

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Nutrition Connections in the Community Pharmacy
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. EDT