All the local Kansas Pharmacists News

  • 05/09/2017 9:05 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Radicava (edaravone) to treat patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

    “After learning about the use of edaravone to treat ALS in Japan, we rapidly engaged with the drug developer about filing a marketing application in the United States,” said Eric Bastings, M.D., deputy director of the Division of Neurology Products in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. “This is the first new treatment approved by the FDA for ALS in many years, and we are pleased that people with ALS will now have an additional option.”

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  • 05/01/2017 2:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The nation's capital was visited by hundreds of community pharmacists last week. They were there to visit Congressional offices and bring attention to pharmacy issues across the nation.

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  • 04/25/2017 9:04 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On May 6 AuBurn Pharmacy, based in Garnett, will host a grand opening of its new building at 216 N. Harrison St. in Lindsborg.

    During the grand opening, the Lindsborg community will welcome its 33rd wild Dala horse in skit and parody song. AuBurn’s Dala Horse will join the Herd of Wild Dala Horses that is one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas Customs. The wild Dala horse herd is second only to Coronado Heights among 47 things to do in Lindsborg listed on the travel reference website, Trip Advisor.

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  • 04/19/2017 8:31 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Kansas Board of Pharmacy (BOP) held their regular scheduled quarterly meeting on April 6th.

    Topics of discussion included current legislation impacting the profession of pharmacy in Kansas. Including HB 2055, which includes vital updates to the Pharmacy Practice Act to comply with Federal Drug Supply Chain Security Act, emerging industry standards in compounding and automation, Pharmacy Technician qualifications, and to improve the Board's function and protection of the health of the public.

    The Board also announced funding had been identified to continue development of the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP). Through a mix of a grant funding from the CDC and a state appropriation the PMP has identified funding for fiscal years 2018 and 2019. The Board will continue to work with a stakeholder group to identify the best options for funding the program in fiscal year 2020 and beyond.

    David Schoech, RPh, Alternate Investigative Member, Columbus, KS (Pictured on left) and Dr. James Garrelts, Wichita, KS (Pictured on Right) were recognized for their service to the Board as their terms expired following the quarterly meeting. David and James both served on the Board for the maximum of eight years. We would like to thank them both for their service and dedication to the practice of pharmacy.

    Schoech was last year's Bowl Of Hygeia recipient.

  • 04/17/2017 8:38 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is partnering up with law enforcement agencies across the country for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and medications.

    The DEA encourages Pharmacies to promote the event with posters, pamphlets, digital billboard and other advertising material available for download from their website. The advertising materials can be viewed by clicking on the image below.

    Local Take Back sites can be found using a zip code, or by entering geographic location by following the link below. 

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    Inquiries can also be made by calling 1.800.882.9539.

  • 04/14/2017 9:53 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The 3rd annual KS ASCP meeting will be held in Overland Park, KS. Pharmacists, technicians, and students are invited to attend. The meeting will be held Friday, April 28 at Mid America Rehabilitation Hospital. Session topics will focus on the geriatric patient. Registration deadline to receive handout booklet is April 15.

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  • 04/13/2017 9:38 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    US Senator, Jerry Moran stopped by Grant County Drug on Wednesday, April 12, to say hello to customers and the owner, Tyson Mullen. 

    Moran said, “We talked about the importance of rural pharmacies in serving Kansas families.

    Grant County Drug serves the communities of Ulysses, Johnson, Moscow, Hickok, Lakin, Syracuse, Hugoton, and Satanta in the southwest part of Kansas. Tyson Mullen, a KPhA member since 2005, has owned and operated Grant County Drug in Ulysses, KS since 2013.

  • 04/06/2017 10:03 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Kansas Board of Pharmacy and must renew their registration every two years. There are several steps needed for renewal and those steps can be found on the Board's website by clicking here.

    Starting this year, pharmacy technicians in Kansas are now required to complete 20 hours of continuing education (CE) every two years to renew their registration Registrations expiring October 31, 2017 will need to have completed 10 hours of CE. Those 10 hours must have been earned between September 1, 2015 and the day you renew in 2017. Registrations expiring October 31, 2018 will need 20 hours of CE before renewing. CE for those renewing next year will need to be earned between September 1, 2016 and the date of renewal.

    The CE completed must be:

    • ·         ACPE approved and appear in your CPE Monitor OR
    • ·         Be submitted to and approved by a state Board of
    • ·         Pharmacy prior to completion. Once completed, the certificate must be submitted to the Kansas Board within 30 days of completion for any state approved courses.
    • ·         CE earned for a national certification can be applied to your Kansas renewal.
    • ·         CE does not need to be technician specific.

    KPhA continues to provide readily available CE credit opportunities for technicians via live programs as well as live webinars and ondemand seminars to complete at your own pace.

    Click here for online CE opportunities.

    Click here to access the MTM Certificate Program for Pharmacy Technicians and earn 12 credit hours for only $24.95! (Use code MP10KS2495 to receive the KPhA discount)

    Technicians are welcome to attend the KPhA Annual Meeting in September in Lawrence. Stay tuned for more opportunities this year.

  • 03/30/2017 3:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In Kansas, a new matchmaking service is helping transition small businesses to new hands. Could it be a model for the rest of rural America?         

    When asked what makes a place worth staying in, most people don’t immediately think of a pharmacy. But if there’s nowhere nearby to get a prescription filled, inconvenience can lead to relocation. In a state like Kansas, where nearly a third of the population is rural, a local establishment like a pharmacy or dentist’s office can be a stronghold of community life.

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  • 03/24/2017 3:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Pharmacists Joe Gilliland and Johnny Schlodder, both of Holton, have recently purchased Onaga Pharmacy from Pat and Marilyn McCourt.

    The men also own The West Pharm in Westmoreland, as well as Tallgrass Pharmacy in Topeka with Lesley Harris. Gilliland also owns Medical Pharmacy in Holton. 

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