April 9, 2013

The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy has named James Smeeding its first executive director, the group said. The announcement was made during its first Specialty Pharmacy Conference in San Diego, which drew more than 500 participants.

March 18, 2013

Chicago State University’s College of Pharmacy has announced that CVS Caremark has donated $250,000 for the development of the CVS Caremark Student Center and Technology Laboratory.

February 15, 2013

A smoking cessation program developed by the University of California San Francisco School of Pharmacy will be deployed through Safeway pharmacies, the university announced. As part of the program, Safeway pharmacists will receive special training in counseling techniques.

It's one of the first partnerships of its kind and another example of how community pharmacy will be stepping into a more preventive healthcare role. You can expect to see more types of these smoking cessation programs along with other proactive health interventions tackling weight loss and encouraging healthier behaviors.

February 11, 2013

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation announced on Monday the recipients of the annual Pharmacy Student Scholarship Awards.

February 8, 2013

An annual event at the Virginia state General Assembly drew several students from a local pharmacy school.

January 2, 2013

A St. John's University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate last week picked up on a petition to recognize pharmacists as health care providers and filed the petition on the Obama Administration's "We the People" web site, according to a report published online by The Pharmacopedia.

November 21, 2012

A pharmacy school in Idaho has achieved a 100% pass rate on a national pharmacist-licensure examination, according to published reports.

November 13, 2012

The University of Illinois College of Pharmacy has named Kirby Lester president and CEO Garry Zage its 2012 Alumnus of the Year, the pharmacy automation manufacturer said Tuesday.

October 16, 2012

A team of pharmacy students from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy was named the winner of the 2012 Good Neighbor Pharmacy National Community Pharmacists Association Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition, the National Community Pharmacists Association announced Monday.

October 12, 2012

Nearly two-thirds of pharmacy students are interested in owning a community pharmacy after graduation, according to a recent survey conducted on behalf of the National Community Pharmacists Association.

October 8, 2012

A pharmacy school in Alabama is getting a grant for a program designed to reduce hospitalizations among nursing home residents.

September 26, 2012

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation has announced 15 additional academic institutions selected for the Community Pharmacy Residency Expansion Project (Community PREP).

August 28, 2012

Several National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation donors honored leaders in community pharmacy with contributions to the foundation at the 2012 NACDS Pharmacy and Technology Conference.

August 21, 2012

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation announced on Tuesday the recipients of the Million Hearts Team Up, Pressure Down public education grants. The NACDS Foundation’s support will provide $35,000 in funding for community health fairs during the month of September, hosted by 15 schools and colleges of pharmacy nationwide.

August 8, 2012

Healthcare company Cardinal Health is donating almost $1 million to university pharmacy programs across the country.

July 26, 2012

The American Pharmacists Association has a new president-elect, the group said Thursday.

July 23, 2012

A pharmacy graduate school in New York has received full accreditation.

July 13, 2012

Eight pharmacy students have won scholarships worth $12,000, according to a group that calls itself the country's largest group purchasing organization for independent pharmacies.

July 12, 2012

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation on Thursday announced the 2012-2013 inaugural class for the foundation’s Faculty Scholars Program.

July 11, 2012

A pharmacy professor at New York's Touro College of Pharmacy has received an award from an organization for health-system pharmacists, the college said Wednesday.

June 29, 2012

The doctor of pharmacy program at Marshall University has received a preliminary accreditation status that the university said was a step toward full accreditation.

June 15, 2012

St. Louis College of Pharmacy is extending its doctor of pharmacy program to span seven years.

May 21, 2012

The first new pharmacy school in New York in almost 70 years, and the only one in Manhattan, graduated its first class in a commencement ceremony at the New York Academy of Medicine Friday.

May 15, 2012

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the National Community Pharmacists Association announced the winners of a competition designed to highlight the best practices in medication adherence teaching among the nation's 127 colleges and schools of pharmacy.