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 […]

Naloxone Could Be Used Past Expiration Date, According to New Study

Researchers from the Marshall University School of Pharmacy have found that naloxone products could be chemically stable past their expiration date.  Both the nasal spray Narcan and the injection Evzio were found to be stable beyond their 18-month to 2-year shelf life. “The country is experiencing an opioid epidemic and given the continued increase in […]

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 […]

FDA Approves New Flu Drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new drug for the treatment of acute uncomplicated influena (flu).  Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil) was approved this week for patients 12 years and older who have been symptomatic for less than 48 hours. “This is the first new antiviral flu treatment with a novel mechanism of […]

Career – PTCB Positions Available

PTCB is hiring two Partnership Development Coordinators who will assist with various activities of PTCB’s partnership programs. The primary responsibility will be providing customer service for PTCB’s community of partners and stakeholders. Learn More