public health

VaccineFinder and MedFinder Updates for Pharmacies

2020-09-01T10:25:38-05:00September 1st, 2020|Immunizations, Public/Community Health|

VaccineFinder and MedFinder now offer flexible methods for pharmacies to update their vaccine and antiviral drug supply through both automated and manual reporting options. The VaccineFinder website and platform have been upgraded and participating pharmacies can now update supply estimates for routine adult and child vaccines, and any travel vaccines that they carry. Having timely [...]

Pharmacy Profession asked to help recruit volunteers to participate in COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials

2020-08-28T14:06:39-05:00August 28th, 2020|COVID-19, Public/Community Health|

The COVID-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN) was formed by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) to respond to the global pandemic. Using the infectious disease expertise of their existing research networks and global partners, NIAID has directed the networks to address the pressing need [...]

National Preparedness Month: Prepare Your Health

2019-09-05T14:40:06-05:00September 5th, 2019|Public/Community Health|

September is National Preparedness Month, when all Americans are encouraged to focus on preparing for emergencies, including making plans to protect their health. There are many reasons to prepare your health for an emergency. They start with your family and friends and extend to your neighbors and community at large. But most Americans don't have supplies [...]

CDC Health Advisory: Severe Pulmonary Disease Associated with Using E-Cigarette Products

2019-09-04T09:34:15-05:00September 4th, 2019|Pharmacists, Public/Community Health, Smoking Cessation|

Distributed via the CDC Health Alert Network August 30, 2019, 0935 AM ET (9:35 AM ET) CDCHAN-00421 Summary The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing: 1) background information on the forms of e-cigarette products, 2) information on the multistate outbreak of severe pulmonary disease associated with using e-cigarette products (devices, liquids, refill [...]

International Overdose Awareness Day | August 31

2019-08-21T14:24:03-05:00August 21st, 2019|Opioid Epidemic, Opioid Safety, Public/Community Health, Substance Abuse|

International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on August 31 each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. [...]

California State Senator Jeff Stone, PharmD to be Honored as 2019 PPSI Distinguished Person of the Year

2019-03-29T16:18:43-05:00March 29th, 2019|Distinguished Person of the Year, Pharmacists|

Pharmacists Planning Services, Inc. (PPSI) will present the 2019 Distinguished Person of the Year Award to California State Senator Jeff Stone in recognition of his support for the profession of pharmacy and public health advocacy. Since 1975, the PPSI Distinguished Person of the Year Award has been awarded each year to an individual who has [...]

27th Annual William R. Bacon Memorial Breakfast & Public Health Town Hall Meeting at CPhA’s Western Pharmacy Exchange in Los Angeles, April 14

2019-03-12T08:49:53-05:00March 12th, 2019|Hepatitis C, Medical Cannabis, Pharmacist Training, Pharmacists, Prescription Drug Errors, Womens Health|

Public Health Town Hall & Breakfast Pharmacists Planning Service, Inc. (PPSI) and ACA Foundation (ACA), in conjunction with California Pharmacists Association (CPhA), Pharmacy Defense Fund (PDF), and Independent Pharmacists Association (IPA) Present the 27th Annual William R. Bacon Memorial Breakfast & Public Health Town Hall Meeting Sunday, April 14, 2019 7:00 AM - [...]

Public Health Town Hall Meeting at APhA Annual Meeting in Seattle, March 24

2019-01-25T11:37:27-06:00January 25th, 2019|Pharmacists, Prescription Cost, Womens Health|

Public Health Town Hall & Breakfast Presented by Pharmacists Planning Service, Inc. (PPSI) and American College of Apothecaries Foundation (ACA), in conjunction with Drug Topics Magazine Sunday, March 24, 2019 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM Sheraton Seattle - 1400 6th Ave, Seattle, WA Willow AB Room Cost: $20 FREE for 2019 PPSI Supporters (please [...]

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 [...]

AB-1114 Medi-Cal: Pharmacist services (in Calif.)

2016-09-28T01:05:44-05:00September 28th, 2016|Pharmacists|

NEW Pharmacy Law specifies the functions a pharmacist is authorized to perform, including furnishing nicotine replacement products and administering immunizations, as specified and receive reimbursements for doing so. Introduced by Assembly Member Eggman February 27, 2015 An act to add Section 14132.968 to the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to health care, and declaring the urgency thereof, to [...]

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