News & Highlights
July 27, 2016
Team from UNC Eschelman School of Pharmacy Named A Finalist in National Competition
The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) announced three teams of pharmacy students as finalists in the 2016 Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition. Teams from University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina Eschelman School of Pharmacy and University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy will present their business plans in a live competition October 15, 2016 at NCPA's Annual Convention in New Orleans. This year's competition drew submissions from 46 schools and colleges of pharmacy, and over 200 student and advisor participants.
July 14, 2016
1) Community Pharmacy Impact Census
Pharmacy owners: Add your value to the story. Complete the Community Pharmacy Impact Survey to show your impact.The Census asks about services you provide in your pharmacy. It also asks about how you, your employees, and your business contribute to the health of your community. NCPA is seeking one completed Census per pharmacy location. If you own multiple pharmacies, please complete a Census for each location.
2) Re-Engineering Your Pharmacy Practice Boot Camp – Ready to Start Working on Your Pharmacy's Growth? New NCPA Program Aug. 12-13, 2016.
Changes in health care delivery and payment have created important new opportunities for independent pharmacies. Shortages of primary care physicians and new interest in value-based networks have put pharmacy owners in a strong position to expand their pharmacies into profitable health care destinations. Get the tools you need to plan, execute, and thrive at NCPA’s new peer-to-peer Re-Engineering Your Pharmacy Practice Boot Camp Aug. 12-13 in Alexandria, Va. Pharmacy owners like you will show you new revenue opportunities, business calculators for clinical services, solutions for documenting encounters, branding tips, and much more. Take your pharmacy to the next level at this high-energy program. Register now on the NCPA website or by calling 1-800-544-7447.
3) Front-end Marketplace – NCPA’s Front-End Marketplace Offers Unique Products and Free Samples
NCPA’s website frontendmarketplace.com is your front-end connection to products that help you stand out from the competition. From skin care to pet care to snacks and more, you will find the kind of niche products that your customers are looking for and most of which you cannot find through your drug wholesaler. A number of Front-End Marketplace vendors are offering you a chance to try out their products to see if they would be a right fit for your pharmacy. Don’t pass up this opportunity to sample the unique goods offered through Front-End Marketplace – we’re sure you’ll find the products to be welcome additions to your front end. Try some free samples today.
July 5, 2016
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
N O R T H C A R O L I N A
ATTORNEY GENERAL ROY COOPER
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
OFFICE of the ATTORNEY GENERAL
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CURBING PRESCRIPTION DRUG AND OPIOID ABUSE
AUGUST 11, 2016 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
THE MCKIMMON CENTER AT NCSU
1101 GORMAN ST., RALEIGH, NC 27606
LAW ENFORCEMENT, PUBLIC HEALTH, MEDICAL, LEGAL, AND PUBLIC POLICY PROFESSIONALS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND
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June 20, 2016
In a meeting on Friday, State Health Director Dr. Randall Williams stated SB734 would be signed into law at 1:00pm today and that at 2:00pm today pharmacists would be able to dispense Naloxone under the new statewide standing order.
March 9, 2016
June 16, 2016
SB734 Naloxone Standing Order Legislation passed in the Senate yesterday. Will be signed by Governor McCrory Monday at 1:00 PM.
The Board of Pharmacy and The Academy at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy have partnered to build a continuing education program for pharmacists on the North Carolina Controlled Substances Reporting System (“CSRS”). The on-line CE module educates pharmacists on the process for activating CSRS access, the menu system for acquiring data in the CSRS, and, perhaps most importantly, provides a series of interactive case scenarios designed to guide pharmacists in the appropriate use of CSRS data in various practice settings. To access the program, which is available without cost to pharmacists, please click the link below and complete each section of the website. At the end of the program, you will have an opportunity to take a post-assessment test and claim one (1) hour of distance based CE credit. Link: https://learn.pharmacy.unc.edu/csrs/#/csrs_home.
Provider Status for Pharmacists
Patrick Brown is attending the NCPA Legislative Conference. He plans to visit with our two Senators and encourage them to become sponsors of Senate Bill (S. 314) that will give Provider Status to pharmacists. Mollie Scott, a ProviderStatus Committee member shared the letter she sent to our Senators she encourgages you to cut and past it in to the contact site of their (web) pages. I encourage you to send a letter yourself to reinforce Patrick's visit. It would be nice to see our Senators join as cosponsors of (S. 314).
Pharmacists’ Roles on the Healthcare Team Are Expanding
Results released from the Pharmacy Workforce Center’s 2014 National Pharmacist Workforce Survey indicate that pharmacists are performing more patient care activities in a variety of healthcare settings, and spending less time in the traditional dispensing role. The 2014 report also reveals that pharmacy has shifted toward a female-dominated profession, with more women than men serving as actively practicing pharmacists and in management positions. Read the full story. This story is encouraging as we see how the role of the pharmacist is really changing. As NCAP begins to ”rebrand” itself we will be looking for your input on how we can help advance NC Pharmacy Practice
New member benefit: You can now refinance or consolidate your pharmacy school loans at some of the lowest rates in the county. DRB’s customers have saved $20,200+ on average by refinancing to a lower rate with DRB.
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Immunization Update: What Every Pharmacist Needs to Know