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Three-Quarters of Community Pharmacies Report Staff Shortages

Three-Quarters of Community Pharmacies Report Staff Shortages

Tight labor conditions leading to higher wages, longer wait times, according to the National Community Pharmacists Association ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Aug. 11, 2022) – More than three-quarters of community pharmacists say they are having a tough time filling open positions,...

NCPA members meet with policymakers via Month of Action Initiative

NCPA members meet with policymakers via Month of Action Initiative

With midterm elections on the horizon, members of the National Community Pharmacists Association have completed dozens of pharmacy visits with policymakers or their staff as part of NCPA’s Month of Action initiative. The Month of Action was in lieu of NCPA’s...

Pharmacy Inspections by the California State Board of Pharmacy

Pharmacy Inspections by the California State Board of Pharmacy

The goal of an inspection is to safeguard the health and safety of consumers. This is also an important educational opportunity for inspectors to provide guidance and answer your questions about pharmacy laws and regulations. What You Can Expect An inspector will:...

How Independent Pharmacies Can Compete With Amazon

How Independent Pharmacies Can Compete With Amazon

Amazon is a force, but a tried-and-true strategy of differentiation could help retail pharmacy compete. Amazon’s success, bolstered by the pandemic-driven shift to e-commerce, is inarguable. With revenue of $302 billion in 2021 and more than 157 million Amazon Prime...

Patient Medication Safety Protocol Needs Upgrades

Patient Medication Safety Protocol Needs Upgrades

The traditional approach to patient medication safety in the pharmacy needs an upgrade, according to a recent article in Drug Store News. In "Fail safe: Changing a broken approach to patient medication safety," authors Jacques Turgeon and Mark A. Munger suggest that...