Career – OSPA Position Available

The Oregon State Pharmacy Association (OSPA) is currently requesting proposals from individuals or an organization to perform Executive Director services.  A full list of the scope of services, qualifications, and proposal process can be found below. Completed proposals must be submitted no later than April 15, 2019 and shall be emailed to info@oregonpharmacy.org. More Information

DIR Fee Reform: Lining Up Another Win for Patients on Drug Costs

Morning Consult published an opinion piece by NACDS President and CEO Steve Anderson last week entitled “DIR Fee Reform: Lining Up Another Win for Patients on Drug Costs.” The op-ed emphasizes the threat of DIR (direct and indirect remuneration) fees and lays out the ways in which DIR fee reform will lower patients’ out-of-pocket costs and […]

Career – ACPE Position Available

The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) invites nominations and applications for the position of Executive Director. Applicant screening will begin immediately. Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by April 15, 2019. However, screening will continue until the position is filled. The application packet should include a cover letter detailing how the applicant’s credentials […]

In Matters of the Heart, Pharmacists are Key Partners

As February’s American Heart Month comes to a close, it’s important to remember the important role pharmacists can play in improving heart health.  The American Heart Association estimates the cost of cardiovascular disease will be $1.1 trillion in 2035.  But because 91% of American live within five miles of a community pharmacy, this alarming projection […]

CDC Reports Mild Flu Season So Far

According to the CDC’s latest Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, this year’s flu season has been low-severity.  Outpatient and hospital visits for flu-like illnesses have been low, and fewer deaths have been attributed to influenza and pneumonia. The report also finds that the flu vaccine reduced the risk of illness by 47% this year, and […]