NCPA seeks nominations for awards that recognize independent pharmacists, pharmacy educators
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association currently is accepting nominations for awards that will be presented at the group’s annual convention and trade expo this fall.
The NCPA said it is seeking nominations for the NCPA Willard B. Simmons Independent Pharmacist of the Year Award — which recognizes an independent pharmacist for exceptional leadership and commitment to independent pharmacy and the community — as well as the NCPA Prescription Drug Safety Award, which recognizes a pharmacist who has served as an outreach resource to his/her community in the provision of education about the benefits of the correct use of prescription drug products and the hazards of their improper use.
The NCPA also now is accepting nominations for the recently established Outstanding Adherence Practitioner and Outstanding Adherence Educator awards, which respectively will recognize a community pharmacist who demonstrates a commitment to improving medication adherence and improving patient outcomes in a community pharmacy setting; and a pharmacy educator who makes a significant contribution to the education of pharmacy students in the area of medication adherence.
The deadline for submissions is July 31. The awards will be presented at the NCPA Annual Convention and Trade Exposition, which will be held from Oct. 13 to 17 in San Diego.
"With these awards, NCPA is proud to recognize the work of our members and the invaluable contributions they make every day to our healthcare system," NCPA president Lonny Wilson said.
Report: Bartell brings ‘next generation’ store concept to Edmonds, Wash.
SEATTLE — Bartell Drugs has brought the chain’s latest store concept to its Edmonds, Wash., location, according to local reports.
The store, located at 23028 100th Ave. W. in Edmonds, will tout such "next generation" features as more product offerings, bright new displays, décor accents and other improvements designed to enhance the total shopping experience. The store remodel was celebrated on Saturday.
As previously reported by Drug Store News, Bartell last year introduced a next generation remodel of an existing store in Seattle’s Roosevelt neighborhood. The company developed the new concept in conjunction with Hartmann Group, a consumer consulting firm based in Bellevue, Wash.
Mintel: American women most likely to use anti-aging face creams
CHICAGO — American women lead the way in anti-aging facial skin care usage when compared with their counterparts in Germany, France and the United Kingdom, according to new research from Mintel.
The $2.3 billion (in 2011) U.S. anti-aging skin care market has experienced substantial growth in the past five years, as women continue to clamor for the next advancement to stave off the signs of aging.
While the desire to find the fountain of youth is a global concern, recent Mintel research found that American women lead the way in anti-aging facial skin care usage when compared with their counterparts in Germany, France and the U.K., while the West (United States, U.K. and France) launched the most anti-aging skin care products between 2009 and 2011 in comparison with Japan and China. Thirty-seven percent of U.S. women have used anti-aging creams and serums for the face, compared with 23% of U.K. women, 24% of the female population in France, 25% of women in Germany and 26% of women in Spain, according to Mintel.
But it’s not all creams and serums in the anti-aging fight. Devices could become the weapons of choice in the battle against fine lines and wrinkles. While usage is modest (just 4% of U.S. women have used an anti-aging device), 35% of American women report that while they haven’t used an at-home anti-aging device, they would be open to trying one. Furthermore, women seem more interested in at-home treatments than visiting a professional. Forty percent of U.S. women have used or would be interested in using an at-home treatment, compared to 32% who have visited/would visit a professional for non-invasive anti-aging treatments.
Meanwhile, product launch activity seems to be the greatest in the West. According to Mintel’s Global New Products Database, 46% of total skin care product launches in the U.K. carried an anti-aging claim from 2009 to 2011. France and the United States were only slightly higher, with 47% of skin care launches touting the anti-aging claim. China and Japan followed with much lower numbers — 27% and 19%, respectively.