March 17, 2011

SB 437, a bill passed Wednesday by the Arkansas House by a vote of 60-31, introduces a number of new issues to the debate on whether or not pseudoephedrine and similar ingredients should be sold behind the counter or by prescription only.

March 17, 2011

The Arkansas House on Wednesday passed a bill that would restrict the behind-the-counter sale of pseudoephedrine to pharmacists only. In other words, pharmacy technicians no longer would be allowed to sell products containing PSE.

March 14, 2011

By 2015, “pharmacists will be the healthcare professionals responsible for providing patient care that ensures optimal medication therapy outcomes.” That was the consensus reached in the Joint Commission of Pharmacy Practitioners' vision statement at the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s Consumer Awareness, Resources, Education, State Policy and Testing Summit last month.

February 18, 2011

As one retail pharmacy executive put it, "many members of Congress only experience the pharmacy industry through their eyes as a patient." Thanks to NACDS RxImpact Day on Capitol Hill, however, that no longer has to be the case.

January 25, 2011

More than 55,000 candidates sat for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam in 2010, the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board said Tuesday.

November 17, 2010

The head of an organization that accredits pharmacy technicians will serve as president of an...

November 14, 2010

The natural affinity that has sprung up between independent pharmacy and the generic drug industry—both...

November 1, 2010

Retail pharmacy technology provider PDX has partnered with Healthcare Data Solutions to provide users of...

October 24, 2010

TeleManager, a pharmacy technology provider, announced last month that it made its iRefill application available...

October 5, 2010

The National Community Pharmacists Association is giving independent drug store owners some new help in...

September 23, 2010

The Food Marketing Institute and LearnSomething announced Friday the development of programs that provide pre-employment...

September 1, 2010

Add another plank to the increasingly solid platform that supports pharmacy’s long-standing fight for a...

August 23, 2010

The main organization that certifies pharmacy technicians is touting its role in immunizations as the...

August 22, 2010

Over-the-counter and health-and-beauty care marketers have been struggling to find ways to harness the communication...

August 22, 2010

Over-the-counter and health-and-beauty care marketers have been struggling to find ways to harness the communication...

August 5, 2010

Consumers are working more, playing more, shopping more and learning more online than ever before....

July 19, 2010

In a new plea to Congress, the chain pharmacy industry renewed its support for the...

June 30, 2010

Most pharmacists think that certified pharmacy technicians reduce the number of medication errors, according to...

June 6, 2010

In case members of Congress had forgotten just how critical the nation’s community pharmacists are...

June 4, 2010

In a gesture hailed by retail pharmacy advocates, the Keystone State is moving to expand...

June 3, 2010

Pharmacy technicians working for the Department of Veterans Affairs will be required to receive certification...

May 19, 2010

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board has won a contract to provide certification in Texas, the...

May 9, 2010

The sparsely populated Western state of Idaho was one of the last to require certification...

May 4, 2010

The value of pharmacy in medication adherence was emphasized in the newest issue of Health...