Pharmacists in Action: Educating Patients About Prescription Opioids

Allied Against Opiod Abuse (AAOA) has published a new blog post highlighting how pharmacists can use AAOA resources to fill gaps in the healthcare space and educate patients about prescription opioids. The post also features an interview with community pharmacist Katie Bass of Planada, CA, about how she is educating patients and prescribers about their […]

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 […]

National Pharmacy Organizations Launch New Campaign Emphasizing Value of Pharmacists

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), along with NASPA, the Georgia Pharmacy Association, and other pharmacy and healthcare organizations, has launched a new public awareness campaign aimed at educating consumers about the invaluable contributions pharmacists make to their patients and to our nation’s healthcare system as a whole. The coalition of partner organizations, […]

Allied Against Opioid Abuse Launches Pharmacy Toolkit

To help pharmacists engage and educate their patients about their rights, risks and responsibilities related to prescription opioids, NASPA and the state pharmacy associations worked with Allied Against Opioid Abuse (AAOA) on a toolkit. AAOA is a national education and awareness initiative, which NASPA has joined, to help prevent the abuse and misuse of prescription […]

NASPA Supports Washington Pharmacists’ Collaborative Practice Authority

On August 9, 2018, the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations, along with the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), submitted a joint letter to the Washington State attorney general’s office this week in response to questions related to Washington’s collaborative drug therapy agreement (CDTA) laws.  The Washington Medical Commission asked the attorney general to issue […]