September 17, 2014

The Ohio governor's office pushed for the firing of the executive director of the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy, according to a report released by the Associated Press Tuesday.

September 11, 2014

Hy-Vee, the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Governor’s Advisory Council on Brain Injuries have partnered to help educate Iowa’s elderly residents about ways they can prevent falls and injury during National Falls Prevention Awareness Month in September.



September 5, 2014

California could become the first state to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

July 21, 2014

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill Monday that opens up medical marijuana to treat symptoms of epilepsy in adults and children.

July 17, 2014

Merz North America will establish its headquarters in Raleigh, N.C., officials announced Wednesday at a press conference with N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory. 

June 30, 2014

In response to the increasing number of measles and mumps cases, and under Ohio Governor John Kasich's emergency order, Rite Aid pharmacists across Ohio now are able to administer the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine to adults ages 18 years and older.

June 25, 2014

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on Tuesday enacted biosimilars legislation updating Massachusetts’s pharmacy law and paving the way for the substitution of biosimilars deemed "interchangeable" by the Food and Drug Administration.

June 20, 2014

In an effort to address opioid drug abuse, governors of five New England states convened for a summit on Monday, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy stated.

June 18, 2014

In response to an executive order recently signed by Gov. John R. Kasich authorizing licensed pharmacists in Ohio to administer the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine to patients, all of the more than 250 Walgreens pharmacies and 35 Healthcare Clinics at select Walgreens throughout Ohio are now offering MMR vaccinations daily with no appointment necessary.

June 11, 2014

Responding to the recent outbreaks of mumps and measles in Ohio, Gov. John R. Kasich has signed an executive order authorizing licensed pharmacists to administer the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine to patients ages 18 years and older.

June 10, 2014

In an effort to help ensure clean waterways, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation to make Illinois the first state in the nation to ban the manufacture and sale of personal care products containing synthetic plastic microbeads.

June 10, 2014

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week announced an agreement between New York State and GW Pharmaceuticals to develop clinical trials using an active ingredient derived from the marijuana plant to help treat children diagnosed with epilepsy who suffer from seizures and other medical complications.

June 10, 2014

Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Monday signed executive order 2014-04K authorizing licensed pharmacists to administer the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine to individuals 18 years and older in order to provide those adults who have not yet received this vaccination with additional opportunities to obtain the MMR vaccine.

May 29, 2014

Gov. Alejandro García Padilla on Wednesday announced an agreement by Puerto Rico Industrial Development Co. with Actavis that will allow the pharmaceutical manufacturer to develop a solid dosage manufacturing and packing facility in its Manati site and expand its current hormone production in Fajardo.

May 29, 2014

Louisiana became the sixth state to prohibit minors from purchasing over-the-counter cough medicines containing dextromethorphan as Gov. Bobby Jindal signed HB 514 into law.

May 21, 2014

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton last week signed a bill that will prohibit the use of the antibacterial ingredient triclosan in consumer hygiene products beginning Jan. 1, 2017, according to an Associated Press report published Monday.

May 2, 2014

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Wednesday commended Arizona Governor Jan Brewer for signing H.B. 2086 in to law.

April 11, 2014

The New York State legislature recently wrapped up its 2015 budget negotiations with a favorable outcome for community pharmacy as it rejected an executive branch proposal to change how New York’s Medicaid program reimburses pharmacies for prescription medications.

April 9, 2014

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Tuesday applauded Tennessee state Rep. Tony Shipley, R-Kingsport, after his legislation — H.B. 1257 — passed out of the Tennessee House of Representatives.

April 8, 2014

Ohio Gov. John Kasich got his first look on Tuesday at what’s being called a next-generation pharmaceutical distribution center — under construction in central Ohio.

March 31, 2014

In an effort to curb abuse of over-the-counter cold and cough medications by minors, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday signed legislation — House Bill 2163 — that places an age restriction on the purchase of dextromethorphan.

March 27, 2014

Indiana Governor Mike Pence earlier this week signed legislation designed to create a pathway for the substitution of interchangeable biologic medicines, according to published reports.

March 26, 2014

The month of March came in like a lion, indeed, but not because of the weather. The month began with a roar as a group of the largest and most influential pharmacy associations and chains came together to form the Patient Access to Pharmacists’ Care Coalition, or PAPCC, in an effort to secure formal federal recognition of pharmacists as healthcare providers.

March 19, 2014

Meijer is investing $146 million to purchase and remodel an existing Supervalu facility in Pleasant Prairie for a new distribution center, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced earlier this week.