News: Community Pharmacy

PDMPs: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

PDMPs: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

It’s rare to watch the news and not hear concern about the nationwide opioid epidemic. From politicians promising to eradicate the problem to grieving loved ones sharing their personal stories of addiction and loss, there is a constant spotlight on the issue.

Can Main Street Save Washington − and Vice-Versa?

Can Main Street Save Washington − and Vice-Versa?

NCPA Past President Sal D’Angelo was credited with the expression, “Get into politics or get out of pharmacy.” That was nearly 50 years ago when the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) held its first legislative conference − one of the first such events in the profession. Even though times have changed, the importance of that message for pharmacy owners has not.

Time is Your Ally

Time is Your Ally

The daily life of the pharmacist is busy, sometimes chaotic and incredibly fast-paced. Prioritizing and establishing a plan to tackle your work day may seem impossible in this environment, but it is essential to your productivity. At times, it may seem like time is your enemy fighting against you and moving too quickly for you to keep up; but the truth is time is your biggest ally. In fact, there are 168 hours in every week.

Security Topics

Security Topics: Cyber Security, Hackers, Viruses and Data Breaches

Cyber security. Hackers. Viruses. Data breaches. These words have become so ubiquitous in our daily lives that they don’t quite pack the same punch they used to…unless they affect you. Chances are, you have been the victim of a cyber-related mishap, either personally or professionally, and dangers seem to lurk everywhere. Even mundane tasks, like clicking an email attachment, visiting an ATM or paying for gas at the pump with a credit card, have become risky.

Telepharmacy: A Virtual Win-Win

Telepharmacy: A Virtual Win-Win

Unlike years past, it’s not as financially feasible to operate a traditional retail pharmacy in rural and underserved communities. To help combat this challenge, pharmacists are using new telepharmacy technology to serve patients who struggle with pharmacy access.

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