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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.

    For the complete story:

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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. 

    Click Here

    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.

    For full details:

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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.

    To see the full story:

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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. 

    To see the article:

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  • 03/22/2017 12:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Annual Meeting & Exposition will take place in San Francisco, CA starting this Friday to Monday.

    During the meeting, the APhA House of Delegates (HOD) will meet to debate and adopt policy proposals developed throughout the year. The HOD is comprised of delegates from state pharmacy associations, APhA membership academies, affiliated organizations, recognized pharmacy organizations, and exofficio groups.

    KPhA is allotted 4 delegate assignments to the APhA HOD. This year's delegates are Carl (Dean) Benton, Robert Emerson, Emily Prohaska, and Abigail Winter.

    The delegates are seeking your comments regarding the 2016-17 proposed policy statements and new business items.

    Policy Topics:

    1. Patient Access to Pharmacist Prescribed Medications (page 2 of report)
    2. Pharmacists' Role within Value-Based Payment Models (page 7 of report)
    3. Pharmacy Performance Networks (page 11 of report)

    New Business Items:

    1. Equal Employment Opportunity for Pharmacists
    2. Drug Disposal
    3. On-Label Indication and Medication Safety
    4. Work Schedules
    5. Clinically-Validated Blood Pressure Devices
    6. Pharmacy Technician Education, Training, and Development

    Please send all questions, comments, or concerns regarding the policy topics or new business items to KPhA PresidentElect Emily Prohaska at esprohaska@gmail.com by Saturday, March 25 at 2 PM

    Your comments will be discussed among the KPhA Delegates and shared at the open hearings held during the meeting as appropriate. Final policy statements will be voted on during the HOD session on Monday, March 27. Thank you for your feedback!


  • 03/15/2017 11:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    The KPhA Day on the Hill, last Tuesday, March 14th was a huge success. Sixteen pharmacists and 19 students attended the day with 18 representatives stopping by for discussion and lunch. As part of the day's events the group met with Speaker of the House, Representative Ron Ryckman and Governor Brownback. Meeting with the governor gave members an opportunity to inform him of specific issues concerning Kansas Pharmacy. He was willing to listen and was receptive to the information.

    Jody Reel, KPhA's Government Affairs Chairperson, presented testimony for HB 2121 over the Administration of Vaccines to the State Registry. 

    The group also witnessed a debate on the House Chamber floor. 

    KU pharmacy students stayed busy by setting up posters in the Capitol Rotunda to present information to legislators and visitors about the many roles pharmacists have in providing care to patients. The posters included information about MTM, provider status, immunizations, antimicrobial stewardship, among others.

    At the end of the day a Capitol tour was given to KPhA members by the Kansas Historical Society. 

    KPhA Day on the Hill will always be a day where Pharmacists, Students and Technicians can express their voice and connect with legislators. If you weren't able to attend this year, we hope to see you next year!

    Thank you to the Government Affairs Committee for all of their hard work in making this event a success. 

    To see more photos from the day:

    Click Here


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