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

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.
Verde Technologies this week is debuting its Deterra Drug Deactivation System, a self-contained pouch used to dispose of prescription medications.
Cardinal Health will host its fourth annual Pharmacy Boot Camp on July 25, as part of its Women in Pharmacy program at this year’s Retail Business Conference in Las Vegas from July 22 to 25.
Creative Pharmacist on Tuesday unveiled the new Spark Health app, which provides community pharmacists weekly updates from their patients regarding lifestyle modifications and potential side effects of medications.
Report suggests that securing health insurance coverage might be an important way to increase receipt of clinical preventive services.
The Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that it had approved Novartis’ Odomzo (sonidegib) to treat basal cell carcinoma.
MediSafe is an app that makes medication adherence easier for patients by logging all their medications and sending reminders throughout the day.

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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