Pharmacy Local: Pharmacies, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians

Walgreens announces $50,000 gift for UH Hilo College of Pharmacy

Walgreens recently gave a $50,000 unrestricted gift to the University of Hawaii at Hilo College of Pharmacy....Read More

Changing the scope of pharmacy: Student's study inspires UA to improve its pharmacy program

The advancement of pharmacy begins with the development of willing and able leaders to take the field to new heights. There is no way to bring pharmacy to the next level without such leaders...Read More

St. John\'s College of Pharmacy & Allied Health Professions and Tau Omega Chi Celebrate Toxicology Students Work at ToxExpo 2008

Sue Ford, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, comments that “ToxExpo started as a two-hour poster session for undergraduate students in TOX 3406 to share their work with each other and to gain experience in communication of toxicological issues to the general public....Read More

KANSAS CITY, Mo: Pharmacies Ramp Up Security After Robbery

Omnicare, which provides drugs to nursing homes, was robbed Sunday night. An Omnicare employee was attacked and robbed at gunpoint just as he was locking up the pharmacy....Read More

Bill To Register Pharmacy Technicians Could Become Law In Florida

Florida would become the latest state to require the registration and training of pharmacy technicians thanks to legislation going before Gov. Charlie Crist to sign into law....Read More

Plan offers a check on seniors\' drugs through a state program called ChecKmeds NC.

It's called the brown-bag approach: All the medications, vitamins and supplements an older person takes go into a paper bag and are carted off to a pharmacist or doctor to figure out....Read More

Washington Pharmacists May Refuse to Fill Plan Prescriptions B-For Now

A federal appeals court upheld Washington state pharmacists' right to refuse the "emergency contraceptive" Plan B on Thursday. According to Board of Pharmacy regulations, state pharmacies must supply patients will all legally prescribed drugs in a timely manner, including the potentially abortifacient Plan B....Read More

A Community Pharmacist Speaks Out: What Med-Cal Cuts Passed Earlier This Year Means to My Patients?And the State of California

The 10% across the board Medi-Cal provider cuts that were passed almost unanimously by both Houses of the State Legislature and signed by the Governor spell doom for both patients and providers....Read More

ASHP, South Carolina Affiliate Oppose South Carolina Pharmacy Technician Legislation

A bill that would increase the pharmacy technician-to-pharmacist ratio in South Carolina does not serve the public interest, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) told members of the South Carolina Senate Medical Affairs Committee in a letter urging the committee to refer Senate Bill 1156 back to the Medical Affairs Subcommittee for further study....Read More