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Thursday, May 8, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
PTCB Adds New Patient Safety CE Requirement for Recertification »
The following information has been released by PTCB. PTCB has announced that certified pharmacy technicians...
Friday, May 2, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS proposes updates re: wage index and payment rates for Hospice Benefit - Comment by July 1 »
CMS proposes updates to the wage index and payment rates for the Medicare Hospice Benefit     FOR IMM...
Thursday, May 1, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bayou Health releases Information re Preventative Care and IZ Administration Code Edits »
Bayou Health updated an Informational Bulletin for providers today . See Informational Bulletin 13-1...
Monday, April 28, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
FDA Reminder: Discontinue dispensing combination drug products with >325 mg of acetaminophen/dosage »
The following information has been r eleased by LA Board of Pharmacy. FDA reminds pharmacists to stop dispensing...
Friday, April 11, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
8th DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Event »
The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is on April 26 th from 10am-2pm.   Local law enforcement agencies...
Thursday, April 10, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pharmacy Organizations Urge Delay of AMP-Based FUL Implementation »
In a letter to US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, a group of pharmacy stakeholders...
Tuesday, April 8, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
USP Proposes New General Chapter »
USP has proposed General Chapter <800> Hazaradous Drugs - Handling in Healthcare Settings. The following information...
Monday, April 7, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Ensures Higher Value and Quality for Medicare Health and Drug Plans »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the 2015 rate announcement and final call letter for Medicar...
Wednesday, April 2, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Seeking Volunteers »
The following information is being shared on behalf of the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Over 200,000 Medical Reserve Corp...
Thursday, March 27, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
USP Seeks Input: Name Confusion between Hydromorphone and Morphine »
USP seeks input:  Name confusion between Hydromorphone and Morphine Name confusion between hydromor...
Thursday, February 20, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACPE Releases Draft Standards for Pharmacy Professional Programs »
The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) has released the Draft Revised Standards for the Professional Pr...
Thursday, February 20, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
USP Releases Medicare Model Guidelines »
Medicare Model Guidelines for Part D Benefit Updated by USP USP Members and Observers may be interested to know that...
Monday, February 17, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
New PMP Reporting System »
The Louisiana Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) has transitioned to a new vendor (Optimum Technology) effective Februa...
Friday, February 7, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Free Diabetes Program for Patients »
The American Diabetes Association has developed a free program, Living with Type 2 Diabetes , for patients and health car...
Wednesday, February 5, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
CVS/Pharmacy to Stop Selling Tobacco Products »
CVS/pharmacy will stop selling cigarettes and all tobacco products at its more than 7,600 stores nationwide by October 1,...
Tuesday, January 21, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
APhA Upgrades Association Management System »
APhA is upgrading its Association Management System on February 3rd.  The new system will support a full range of bus...
Saturday, December 7, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
LaHistory: Dudley LeBlanc and the Hadacol Boogie »
A fun read about Dudley LeBlanc and hadacol was published in LaPolitics.   Click here to view the article.
Thursday, December 5, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
PTCB Launches New Practice Test »
PTCB’s new Practice Test is designed to familiarize candidates with the PTCE. It is built according to the same con...
Wednesday, December 4, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Resource from CDC on Pharmacists in Team Based Care »
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a set of tools to inform health care providers ,...
Saturday, October 26, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
NCPA: FDA Move to Restrict Hydrocodone Products Could Harm Patients »
The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) issued the following statement in response to news that the Foo...
Tuesday, October 8, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
California Recognizes Pharmacists with Provider Status »
On October 1, 2013, California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 493, recognizing pharmacists with provider status.  Thi...
Thursday, September 26, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Oct. 3rd Tweet-a-Thon »
LPA encourages you to join pharmacists around the world for a day of celebrating their contributions to health care and...
Thursday, September 26, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor Jindal Declares October Pharmacy Month »
Governor Bobby Jindal has declared October Pharmacy Month in the State of Louisiana.   Click here to view the proclam...
Monday, September 23, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Healthcare reform heats up drugstore battle »
CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens aim to play a bigger role in healthcare as the reform law is due to expand access to medical s...
Saturday, September 21, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
New HiPAA Guidance on Drug Refills »
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights issued guidance http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipa...
Tuesday, August 20, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Pharmacy Technician Accreditation Commission Launched »
ASHP-ACPE Collaboration Will Advance Quality of Technician Education, Training The American Society of Health-System Ph...

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