NHA Launches PharmaSeer, a New Online Tool to Help Technicians

The National Healthcareer Association announced the launch of PharmaSeer this week, a new educational solution to help pharmacy technicians.  This online learning tool is designed to be incorporated into technician education or on-the-job training, and help employers best utilize their technicians, while working on improving efficiency and reducing errors.  PharmaSeer features modular lessons that can […]

Pharmacy Organizations Support National Standards for Technician Education

Several national pharmacy organization members of the Joint Commission of Pharmacy Practitioners (JCPP), including NASPA, have agreed to support “the adoption of national standards to ensure that pharmacy technician education consistently achieves quality outcomes.”  The statement also reads, “In applying developed standards, accrediting bodies should allow for innovation and flexibility in program delivery.” Twelve other […]

DIR Fee Reform: Lining Up Another Win for Patients on Drug Costs

Morning Consult published an opinion piece by NACDS President and CEO Steve Anderson last week entitled “DIR Fee Reform: Lining Up Another Win for Patients on Drug Costs.” The op-ed emphasizes the threat of DIR (direct and indirect remuneration) fees and lays out the ways in which DIR fee reform will lower patients’ out-of-pocket costs and […]

In Matters of the Heart, Pharmacists are Key Partners

As February’s American Heart Month comes to a close, it’s important to remember the important role pharmacists can play in improving heart health.  The American Heart Association estimates the cost of cardiovascular disease will be $1.1 trillion in 2035.  But because 91% of American live within five miles of a community pharmacy, this alarming projection […]

NASPA and Upsher-Smith Honor 40 Pharmacists

The National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations, Upsher-Smith Laboratories, LLC, and the state pharmacy associations are proud to honor the 40 pharmacists selected as Excellence in Innovation award winners in 2018.  All 40 winners, recognized for their outstanding contributions to the pharmacy profession, can be seen on the press release. “We thank Upsher-Smith for supporting these outstanding pharmacists […]

“Pharmacists for Healthier Lives” Campaign Enters Second Phase

The Pharmacists for Healthier Lives campaign has entered its second phase.  Aimed at educating consumers about the invaluable contributions pharmacists make to their patients and to our nation’s healthcare system as a whole, this campaign is designed to raise the profile of pharmacy as an essential healthcare profession.  Since its launch in October 2018, the […]