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  • 06/17/2014 1:50 PM | Anonymous
    Sponsored by the NCPA Foundation, the NARD Ownership Award recognizes an independent pharmacist who embraces entrepreneurial spirit through promotion and demonstrated excellence in the field of community pharmacy ownership. The award is inspired by the NARD name, which was for nearly 100 years, the name associated with independent pharmacy. Nominations will be accepted until June 20, 2014. Self-nominations are acceptable.

    Click here for nomination information.

  • 06/13/2014 4:32 PM | Anonymous

    The FDA is trying to raise awareness about misleading medication marketing to healthcare providers. Visit their website below to access the CE webinar online called Bad Ad. Webinar is worth 0.1 CEU. 


  • 06/12/2014 11:31 AM | Anonymous

    In the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) news, ASHP and ACPE announced the first Commissioners of the Pharmacy Technician Accreditation Commission (PTAC). In 2009 it was recommended by the Task Force on Pharmacy Technician Education and Training Programs that the “NABP should encourage ACPE and ASHP to work collaboratively to develop an accreditation system for pharmacy technician education and training programs that reflects all pharmacy practice settings and, if feasible, to consolidate the activities into one accrediting body.” Therefore, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)  worked together to create the PTAC. The Appointed Commissioners, along with a press release are available in the link below.


  • 06/10/2014 12:27 PM | Anonymous
    KPhA is now accepting nominations for national and local awards presented during the KPhA Annual Meeting and Trade Show! Go to the "2014 KPhA Annual Meeting & Trade Show" webpage to view the full list of awards on the right-hand side of the page. Click the award link of your choice to submit a form to nominate someone. All nominations are due by July 1, 2014.

    Email Auburn@ksrx.org if you have any questions. Thank you!

  • 06/09/2014 4:33 PM | Anonymous

    The KU School of Pharmacy will host the 15th Annual Howard & Ginger Mossberg Rx Scholarship Golf Classic on Wednesday, June 18th at Deer Creek Golf Club in Overland Park. For more information, please email info@ksrx.org or call 785.228.2327.

  • 06/09/2014 1:45 PM | Anonymous

    AHS Pharmstat is seeking relief pharmacists in the cities of Hays, Salina, Independence, KS and Kansas City, KS areas. If you are interested in serving within any of these communities please contact the gentleman below who works for AHS Pharmstat. 

    Heath Huffman

    To learn more about AHS Pharmstat, visit their website here: http://www.ahspharmstat.com/

  • 06/05/2014 9:31 AM | Anonymous

    Brian Caswell, longtime member of the Kansas Pharmacists Association and immediate past chairman of the KPhA Government Affairs Committee announced his candidacy for representative from Kansas Legislative District 1. District 1 is in Southeast Kansas and includes the cities of Chetopa in Labette County along with Baxter Springs, Riverton, Galena and Columbus in Cherokee County.


    When asked what motivated Caswell to seek the House seat he stated that there are three primary reasons that he is running. First, people in the district need access to affordable healthcare. Second, he is a big supporter of education and feels this area needs a lot of work. Finally, he deeply feels that Southeast Kansas needs to create jobs. When discussing these issues it is easy to see that he is genuinely passionate about each one of them and that he understands how interconnected each area is with the other.

    Cooperation to Get Things Done

    In addition to his strong advocacy of the pharmacy profession, Caswell is a lifelong resident of the area and knows it intimately. He has served as a member of the Project 17 Leadership Initiative, which is a wide-ranging effort that aims to use regional cooperation to improve the economy and quality of life in an area bordered by Miami and Franklin counties on the North, Greenwood and Chautauqua counties on the West, and Cherokee County in the Southeast.


    Caswell has seen through his involvement in Project 17 and his daily interaction with his patients the challenges facing Southeast Kansas. "Like any region in Kansas, we have our challenges. But it is my firm belief that our strengths far outweigh our challenges," said Caswell.

    KPhA applauds Caswell's willingness to serve Kansans as a strong voice for his district.


    Click here to read Caswell's announcement to his fellow pharmacists.

  • 06/03/2014 9:40 AM | Anonymous

    The National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) task groups are seeking volunteers to participate. Task group participation is open to NCPDP members and non-members alike.  This is your opportunity to have a real voice in the important process of transforming healthcare. Task groups meet via conference calls.


    Below are some of the newer task groups or areas that need expertise.


    MC Real Time Benefit Check Analysis Task Group scope is to:

    • Recruit a wide range of implementer and standards subject matter experts to participate in providing input and guidance to the task group.
    • Focus the work of the task group solely on defining the Use Cases and Business Requirements of a real-time benefit check (RTBC) solution.
    • Do not base these discussions on any of the existing standards so as not to be limited by current implementations and to remain objective in the work effort.
    • The deliverable of the task group will be documentation of the Use Cases and Business Requirements for RTBC.
    • The task group's scope is not to select a standards base or define a solution, although these documents will help guide NCPDP in a future discussion and direction on recommending a solution and standard.

    Contact Teresa Strickland at tstrickland@ncpdp.org to join.


    WG45 CAQH CORE Task Group will provide NCPDP representatives with information and pharmacy directive on CORE initiatives. Contact Teresa Strickland at tstrickland@ncpdp.org to join. 


    WG7 Specialty Pharmacy Data Exchange Sub-Task Group will standardize data sets exchange (utilization/clinical) between specialty pharmacy and manufacturers to support programs and agreements between the parties incorporating clinical data that may be associated with specific disease states. Contact Kittye Krempin at kkrempin@ncpdp.org to join.

  • 05/29/2014 3:18 PM | Anonymous
    The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) created a video called "Red Flags" that incorporates real life scenarios to educate pharmacists on the warning signs of a prescription drug abuse or diversion when dispensing controlled substance prescriptions. It is posted on the NABP Foundation Aware Rx website. 

    Visit the Aware Rx website >>> http://www.awarerx.org/
  • 05/23/2014 12:46 PM | Anonymous
    The APhA Foundation encourages you to nominate a colleague, friend or yourself for the 2014 Pinnacle Awards! Awards are given in three categories to recognize contributions to improving the quality and delivery of pharmaceutical care. 

    More information can be found on the APhA Foundation website. You can access the nomination form here.

    All nominations must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. PDT on May 30th, 2014. 

    The APhA Foundation will celebrate the 17th Annual Pinnacle Awards and Reception on Monday, September 15th, 2014.

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