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 […]

NASPA VP of Policy Honored with Distinguished Award

The American Pharmacists Association announced this week that it has selected NASPA’s Vice President of Policy Krystalyn Weaver, PharmD as the 2019 APhA-Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA-APPM) Distinguished Achievement Award in Pharmacy Management. This award recognizes an APhA member, in any practice setting, who has distinguished herself and the profession through outstanding performance in the […]

“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 […]

Engaging and Educating Our Patients to Help Address the Opioid Crisis

As we look to the start of 2019, NASPA is encouraged by the work pharmacists across the country are doing to address the opioid epidemic. Important conversations between pharmacists, patients and their caregivers are helping more Americans understand the rights, risks and responsibilities associated with prescription opioids. Healthcare providers play a significant role in preventing […]

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 […]