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 […]

National CEOs Highlight Opioid Education Pharmacy Toolkit

NASPA CEO Rebecca Snead and National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) CEO Doug Hoey recently penned an opinion piece in Drug Topics on the Allied Against Opioid Abuse (AAOA) Pharmacy Toolkit.  Pharmacists are in a unique position to educate their patients on the risks of prescription opioid safety, as well as safe storage and disposal of unused […]

Mirixa to Merge with OutcomesMTM

Cardinal Health announced earlier this week that it has acquired Mirixa, which will integrate with OutcomesMTM.  For 2019, both platforms will operate in parallel, and then over time unify to streamline MTM delivery and documentation. “For many years, OutcomesMTM and Mirixa have shared a common vision to increase healthcare quality and decrease cost through the […]

CNN Story Highlights Flu-Shot Importance, Barriers in State Laws

“There’s no medical reason children shouldn’t get flu shots at a pharmacy.”  That is how a pediatric infectious disease specialist was paraphrased in a CNN online story published this week. The article describes one family’s heart-breaking story, and describes barriers in state laws that prevent even more widespread reliance on the accessibility of pharmacies.  As stated […]

CDC Releases Collaborative Practice Agreement Webinar

In 2015, cardiovascular disease alone contributed to one in three deaths in the United States. A team-based, patient centered approach to care results in personalized, timely, and empowered patient care as well as facilitates communication and coordination among team members.  Pharmacists are well positioned to assist the healthcare team in the treatment and management of […]