NASPA Welcomes New President Louise Jones

NASPA is excited to announce its 2019 President, Louise Jones.  Louise was sworn in to the President position on March 23, 2019 at the NASPA 2019 Spring Meeting, held in conjunction with the APhA 2019 Annual Meeting in Seattle. Louise is the Chief Executive Officer of the Alabama Pharmacy Association (APA), a position she has […]

Youth Tobacco Use on the Rise; Access to Cessation Resources Critical

Updated CDC data, reported Monday, shows that youth tobacco use has dramatically increased in the last year by over 36%. The increase, primarily due to e-cigarettes, demonstrates that the need for cessation resources will not be going away anytime soon. While many perceive e-cigarettes to be “safer” than traditional cigarettes, nicotine exposure on young minds […]

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 […]

State Executive Awarded Prestigious Fellowship

The American Pharmacists Association announced this week that it has selected Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA) CEO Jeff Rochon, PharmD as one of the 2019 APhA-Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management’s (APhA-APPM) fellows. The APhA Fellow Award was established to honor APhA members for exemplary professional achievements in professional practice and outstanding service to the profession up […]

“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 […]

Ohio Bill Allows Pharmacists to Substitute Epinephrine

A new bill in Ohio allows pharmacists to substitute generic epinephrine for brand-name drugs.  The Epinephrine Accessibility Act, signed into law earlier this month, allows pharmacists “to substitute a prescribed, brand-name epinephrine auto-injector for a pharmaceutically equivalent epinephrine auto-injector.”  This change in the law could potentially save patients hundreds of dollars per prescription. The Ohio Pharmacists […]