Over 100 Organizations Urge Congress to Oppose Importation of Non-FDA Approved Drugs

Over 100 health, patient advocacy, and law enforcement organizations, including NASPA and state pharmacy associations, signed on to a letter sent to President Trump and members of Congress asking them to safeguard patients and protect the secure U.S. prescription drug supply.  The letter reminds the president and members of Congress that four previous FDA commissioners […]

Upsher-Smith Hosts NASPA/Pharmacists Mutual Leadership Conference

Upsher-Smith Laboratories recently hosted the NASPA/Pharmacists Mutual Leadership Conference at its Maple Grove headquarters on May 20-21, 2019. The two-day conference, which educates newly elected leaders and association executives on best practices in association governance and financial management, aims to strengthen the performance of state and national pharmacy associations across the United States, and to help raise public […]

Oregon Study Shows Pharmacist Prescribing of Birth Control Increases Access; Reduces Costs

A new study from the Oregon Health & Science University shows that pharmacist prescribing of birth control increases accessibility to contraception and reduces the overall cost and rate of unintended pregnancies.  Oregon passed a law allowing pharmacists to prescribe birth control in 2015 — this study focused on the first two years of the program […]

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 […]