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Marin Marijuana Legalization is Corporatization of Cannabis

2017-02-16T00:12:11-06:00February 16th, 2017|Marijuana, Medical Cannabis| Don Carney says he prefers to call the legalization of marijuana the “corporatization” of cannabis. That’s because, as laws are relaxed and it becomes more readily available, the active ingredient — tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC — is working its way into all kinds of consumer products, says Carney, director of restorative services and the Marin [...]

California Pharmacists Opioid Safety Training

2017-02-13T22:54:11-06:00February 13th, 2017|Naloxone, Opioid Epidemic, Opioid Safety, Pharmaceutical TakeBack, Pharmacist Training, Pharmacists|

California Pharmacists Opioid Safety Training The Last Line of Defense in the Healthcare Team More than 2,000 people in California die every year from overdoses related to opioids. Pharmacists are literally the last line of defense in the healthcare team. Register below for this one-hour CME class for pharmacists on safe dispensing of opioid medications. [...]

Board Set to Issue Licenses For Advanced Practice Pharmacist

2016-12-22T01:41:57-06:00December 22nd, 2016|Pharmacists|

The California State Board of Pharmacy announces a milestone in public access to health care with the creation of a new classification of professionals known as advanced practice pharmacists. The board is now accepting applications and ready to begin licensing these highly educated and trained pharmacists who will collaborate with providers to directly treat and [...]

U.S. Generic Drug Probe Seen Expanding After Guilty Pleas

2016-12-22T01:36:43-06:00December 22nd, 2016|Pharmacists|

U.S. Generic Drug Probe Seen Expanding After Guilty Pleas by Tom Schoenberg, David McLaughlin, and Sophia Pearson December 14, 2016, 8:43 AM PST December 14, 2016, 4:21 PM PST Two executives of a small generic-drug maker are preparing to plead guilty to price-fixing charges and will cooperate with U.S. prosecutors examining allegations of widespread collusion [...]

Pharmacists Rank Second Again Among Gallup’s Most Trusted Professionals

2016-11-21T19:11:07-06:00November 21st, 2016|Acute Care, ADD/ADHD, Administration/Management, Adverse Drug Reactions, AIDS / HIV, Allergies, Alternative Medicine, Alzheimers/Dementia, Asthma, Compliance, Compounding, COPD, Cultural Diversity, Depression/Bipolar, Diabetes, Dyslipidemia / Cholesterol, E-Prescribing, Endocrinology, Ethics, Hepatitis C, HIPAA, Hypertension / Blood Pressure, Immunizations, Infertility, Marijuana, Marijuana Legalization, Medical Cannabis, Medication Safety, Men's Health, Mental Health, Naloxone, Nutrition, Obesity / Weight management, Opioid Epidemic, Opioid Safety, Pain Management, Pallative Care / Hospice, Pharmaceutical TakeBack, Pharmacist Training, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Law, Preceptor/Mentor Training, Prescription Cost, Prescription Drug Errors, Preventative Care, Provider Status, Public/Community Health, Regulatory Issues, Rheumatology, Risk Management, Smoking Cessation, Sports Medicine, STD's, Substance Abuse, Technology, Telemedicine / Telepharmacy, USP 795, USP 797, USP 800, Veterinary Pharmacy - Exotics, Veterinary Pharmacy - Large Animals, Veterinary Pharmacy - Small Animals, Womens Health|

Top-three recognition for 14th straight year shows importance of pursuing a pro-pharmacy, pro-patient policy agenda, NACDS says 12.21.2016 "The takeaway for policymakers is that the pharmacist-patient relationship has tremendous potential to do even more to improve patient health and well-being, along with the overall quality and affordability of healthcare." click here to read the story 

Nurses Medical Cannabis Workshop: A Clinical Focus

2016-09-28T01:28:26-05:00September 28th, 2016|Pharmacists|

Nurses Medical Cannabis Workshop: A Clinical Focus Gang: Thanks to all of you who attended our cannabis pharmacology presentation at Salute Restaurant in Point Richmond last Sunday, September 25. Corinne and John Malanca, owners of United Patients Group, who sponsored Dr. Lee Wolfer and her presentation handed out postcards on an upcoming workshop in Lafayette, [...]

GREAT Pharmaceutical stewardship presentation to a committee of the Oregon Legislature

2016-09-28T01:19:10-05:00September 28th, 2016|Opioid Epidemic, Pharmaceutical TakeBack, Pharmacists|

Margaret Shield gave a background talk on pharmaceutical stewardship to a committee of the Oregon Legislature last week to help local agencies and advocates queue up their work on medicine take-back legislation. A recording and her slides are posted on her blog: In response, PhRMA submitted a statement, “In Opposition to Drug Take-back Mandates”, online here: [...]

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