Pharmacist

American Oncology Network In-House Specialty Pharmacy Earns Third Accreditation

Monday, October 25, 2021 - 12:00pm

Fort Myers, Fla., Oct. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) in-house specialty pharmacy is pleased to announce their recent accreditations by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) for specialty pharmacy practice and for digital pharmacy practice.

Key Points: 
  • Fort Myers, Fla., Oct. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) in-house specialty pharmacy is pleased to announce their recent accreditations by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) for specialty pharmacy practice and for digital pharmacy practice.
  • NABPs Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation signifies to patients, payers, and providers that the pharmacy organization is recognized for providing an advanced level of pharmacy services and disease management for patients taking medications that require special handling, storage and distribution requirements.
  • NABPs Digital Pharmacy Accreditation signifies the pharmacy organization is recognized for its commitment to quality health care and safe pharmacy practices over the internet.
  • American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) is an alliance of physicians and seasoned healthcare leaders partnering to ensure the long-term success of community oncology.

PCCA Honors Jeffery R. Bray with the 2021 L. David Sparks Advocacy Award

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 5:37pm

Houston, Texas, Oct. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PCCA has honored Jeffery R. Bray, MBA, MAED, SHRM-SCP, as the first recipient of the L. David Sparks Advocacy Award.

Key Points: 
  • Houston, Texas, Oct. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PCCA has honored Jeffery R. Bray, MBA, MAED, SHRM-SCP, as the first recipient of the L. David Sparks Advocacy Award.
  • Named for PCCAs chief executive officer, this award celebrates passionate, committed and tenacious advocates for pharmacy compounding.
  • PCCA Vice President of Public Affairs, Communications, Education and Human Relations Lizzie Harbin recognized Sparks legacy and presented the award with him to Bray on Thursday, October 21, during PCCAs 40th Anniversary International Seminar in Houston.
  • In 2021, PCCA transitioned its annual Evelyn Timmons Advocacy Award to honor Dave Sparks, and the men and women who tirelessly advocate for patients and compounded medicine.

Walgreens Now Offering Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots Nationwide

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 2:29pm

Walgreens announced today that eligible individuals can now receive Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine booster shots in stores nationwide following the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Emergency Use Authorization and new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Key Points: 
  • Walgreens announced today that eligible individuals can now receive Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine booster shots in stores nationwide following the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Emergency Use Authorization and new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211022005293/en/
    New CDC guidance recommends Moderna and J&J COVID-19 vaccine booster shots.
  • Moderna COVID-19 Booster Eligibility: Eligibility requirements for Moderna and Pfizer-BioTech booster doses are the same.
  • Individuals must wait at least six months after they complete their initial mRNA COVID-19 primary vaccine series to receive their booster dose.

Walgreens Boots Alliance Expands Pharmacist Training, New Initiatives to Help Meet Growing Need for Mental Health Resources

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 2:00pm

Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) today announced it is expanding Mental Health First Aid training for more than 27,000 Walgreens pharmacists, while Boots is introducing new services aimed at helping to meet the growing need in communities across Europe and the UK.

Key Points: 
  • Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) today announced it is expanding Mental Health First Aid training for more than 27,000 Walgreens pharmacists, while Boots is introducing new services aimed at helping to meet the growing need in communities across Europe and the UK.
  • Mental Health First Aid, administered by the National Council for Behavioral Health, trains participants in mental health literacy, understanding risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns and strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations.
  • Walgreens Find Care, an expanded digital health platform, also offers mental health services through providers including BetterHelp and Sanvello.
  • With the COVID-19 pandemic creating an even greater focus on mental health and wellbeing for employers, Walgreens is building on its partnership with Mental Health America (MHA) to help support MHAs industry leading workplace mental health initiatives.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Kroger Health Offer Plans that Include Allowance to Help Consumers Purchase Groceries and Popular Health Items

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 12:15pm

These eligible members will also be given a quarterly allowance to spend on over the counter (OTC), health items at Kroger.

Key Points: 
  • These eligible members will also be given a quarterly allowance to spend on over the counter (OTC), health items at Kroger.
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is an HMO DSNP plan with a Medicare contract and a contract with the Kentucky Medicaid program.
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of Anthem Health Plans of Kentucky, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.
  • The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Kroger Health Offer Plans that Include Allowance to Help Consumers Purchase Groceries and Popular Health Items

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 12:16pm

Anthem brings decades of experience working with consumers, clinicians, health systems, and other stakeholders to ensure health plans members have access to the care and services they need.

Key Points: 
  • Anthem brings decades of experience working with consumers, clinicians, health systems, and other stakeholders to ensure health plans members have access to the care and services they need.
  • These eligible members will also be given a quarterly allowance to spend on over the counter (OTC), health items at Kroger.
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and its affiliate HealthKeepers, Inc. are independent licensees of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.
  • The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Kroger Health Offer Plans that Include Allowance to Help Consumers Purchase Groceries and Popular Health Items

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 12:16pm

These eligible members will also be given a quarterly allowance to spend on over the counter (OTC), health items at Kroger.

Key Points: 
  • These eligible members will also be given a quarterly allowance to spend on over the counter (OTC), health items at Kroger.
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is an HMO DSNP plan with a Medicare contract and a contract with the Georgia Medicaid program.
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Georgia, Inc. and Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthcare Plan of Georgia, Inc. are independent licensees of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.
  • The Blue Cross Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Kroger Health Offer Plans that Include Allowance to Help Consumers Purchase Groceries and Popular Health Items

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 12:18pm

These eligible members will also be given a quarterly allowance to spend on over the counter (OTC), health items at Kroger.

Key Points: 
  • These eligible members will also be given a quarterly allowance to spend on over the counter (OTC), health items at Kroger.
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is an HMO DSNP plan with a Medicare contract and a contract with the Ohio Medicaid program.
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of Community Insurance Company an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.
  • The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

Shift-Filling Made Easy

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 8:44pm

View their innovative website here: https://shiftposts.com/

Key Points: 
  • View their innovative website here: https://shiftposts.com/
    ShiftPosts was created with the mission for change in relief sourcing and scheduling.
  • Each candidate has transparent ratings and credentials to help match them with prospective business owners and managers.
  • Posting shifts and finding high caliber relief pharmacists has been really easy.
  • It can be hard to find qualified shift coverage at the last minute, but ShiftPosts makes it easy, which is why they have become a leading provider for around the clock relief sourcing and scheduling.

Husson University Pharmacy Students to Thank Vaccination Heroes

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 5:34pm

In an effort to show appreciation for their past and current service to our state, Husson University pharmacy students will be sending thank you cards to members of the Maine pharmacy community.

Key Points: 
  • In an effort to show appreciation for their past and current service to our state, Husson University pharmacy students will be sending thank you cards to members of the Maine pharmacy community.
  • The importance of the services provided by members of the pharmacy community was not lost on the students at the Husson University School of Pharmacy.
  • Husson Universitys School of Pharmacy prepares students for rewarding careers in the diverse field of pharmacy through rigorous academic coursework and hands-on practical experience.
  • The School of Pharmacy is just one of several schools that are a part of Husson Universitys College of Health and Pharmacy.