Pharmacy technicians play a valuable role in helping ensure a pharmacy’s operations run successfully and efficiently and make the life of a pharmacist so much easier. The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) encourages pharmacy techs to embrace another important role during the course of their day in its recent news article “Pharmacy Technicians Can Be [...]

In an effort to help consumers make safe and informed decisions, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) has proposed that all trusted online pharmacies have .pharmacy as part of their domain name.  The purpose of the designation is to allow only legitimate online pharmacies to use the domain name, separating them from the [...]

In February, the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) announced upcoming changes to their certification program.  In an effort to elevate the standards and training of pharmacy technicians, a variety of changes have been proposed, including mandatory drug and background checks, accredited education requirements, and what is accepted for Continuing Education (CE). The PTCB is accepting [...]

The FDA has just announced that it will begin investigating the amount of caffeine added to foods.  They have stated that they are concerned with the amount of caffeine that is being added to more and more products, including energy drinks, shots, and now gum, and that it has gone “beyond anything FDA envisioned”.  Especially [...]

Ordering meds online is becoming increasingly popular. But is it safe? Nearly every major pharmacy and department store has an online pharmacy, giving consumers the flexibility of buying prescription and over-the-counter medication from the comfort of their home, and often at discounts of up to 30%.  However, as legitimate pharmacies have appeared online, so have [...]

The FDA BeSafeRx – Know Your Online Pharmacy Campaign is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help raise awareness about the safety of online pharmacies.  The use of the Internet to obtain prescriptions is on the rise, and buying drugs online can be a cost-effective way to have medications delivered [...]

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and participating local law enforcement are coordinating the annual  nationwide drug “take-back” day on April 27th, 2013 from 10 am to 2 pm.  This one-day event will provide residents with no cost anonymous collection of unwanted and expired medicines. Collect your medications Protect our kids, families and environment by properly [...]

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