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Top Conferences for Pharmacist in 2019

by pharmacy on February 13, 2019

Attending conferences is a great experience for pharmacists in all aspects of the field. Whether you’re a clinical or research pharmacist looking to learn about the latest innovations or a retail pharmacist who would like to build a better network for job advancement possibilities, there is truly something for everyone. You can find conference opportunities throughout the world, all year round, but here are a few of our top conferences for pharmacists in 2019 in the United States.

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According to U.K. research firm EvaluatePharma Ltd., the next year or so will see an unprecedented number of common brand name drugs go off patent. This will open the door to generic medications for the most oft-prescribed drugs used to treat blood pressure, cholesterol, asthma, diabetes, HIV, bipolar disorder, and other common ailments. Over the next 10 years, about 120 brands will lose market exclusivity, and low-cost generics will flood the market. [click to continue…]


In the grand tradition of preying on people desperate for help, several OTC products on the market offer help they cannot deliver. In May, the FDA and the FTC teamed up to take action against products that make fraudulent claims to treat, cure, or prevent sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS. [click to continue…]


Pharmacists are expected to know everything about every drug, an expectation that is patently ridiculous. How do you maintain your credibility when a client or friend asks about one of the 50 gazillion possible drug side effects or interactions? That’s right, there’s an app for that. Some of these nifty apps are exclusive to iPhone, and others will work with any smart phone. [click to continue…]


Medication Safety and the Pharmacist’s Role

by pharmacy on January 18, 2011

The new Walgreens commercials address a growing concern in patient care. The point made was simple. If you bring all your medications to a Walgreens pharmacy, they will keep track of everything you’re taking, including supplements, vitamins, and herbal remedies, in order to warn you of possible drug interactions. This is a powerful selling point. In an article published on, Deb Saine, MS, RPh, medication safety manager at the Winchester Medical Center/Valley Health in Winchester, Virginia said, “Pharmacists should have a leadership role in planning, selection, system design, development, implementation, and maintenance. The goal is to ensure that technology supports safe medication use.” [click to continue…]


$75 Million in Prescription Drugs Stolen

by Toby Roberts on March 19, 2010

Thieves recently broke into an Eli Lilly warehouse in Enfield, Connecticut and made off with an estimated $75 million in prescription drugs. The thieves entered the warehouse at night by cutting a hole in the roof and rappelling down to the ground below. At that point they disabled the alarm system and were able to spend several hours loading the pallets into an awaiting truck.

Edward Sagebiel of Eli Lilly was unable to comment on the availability of surveillance video due to the ongoing investigation.  Sagebiel did note that the items stolen included anti-depressants, oncology products, and “other neuroscience products.”  He added that the company believes that the drugs will be recovered and that there is little chance that they would end up in any pharmacy supply chain. Stolen pharmaceuticals often become part of black market trafficking.

Fox News reports that investigators believe that the same group may be responsible for pharmaceutical break-ins in Tennessee and Mississippi in addition to this Connecticut heist.


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