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Friday, June 14, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Trumm Drug Is Health Mart Pharmacy of the Year »
Trumm Drug, a Health Mart pharmacy in Alexandria, Minn., has been named the Health Mart Pharmacy of the Year. The designat...
Friday, June 7, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medical Marijuana Cancer Pearls »
From Pharmacy Practice News, May 21 : Medical marijuana is legal in more than 30 states (including Minnesota), but many pr...
Friday, June 7, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hot Off the Press: Special MPhA Webinar: Prepare Your Pharmacy for New Laws Effective in Weeks »
Register Now This year’s legislative session was very active and numerous legislative issues passed that will impact p...
Friday, May 31, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
DIR Fees Remain for Now, but the Fight Goes on »
From APhA website, May 28, 2019 : In its final rule for Medicare Part D, CMS announced that it would not move forward with...
Friday, May 24, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Governor Signs PBM Licensure Bill, Calls Legislature into Special Session »
Governor Signs PBM Licensure Bill, Calls Legislature into Special Session On May 17, Gov. Tim Walz signed SF 278 into...
Friday, May 17, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
MPhA Bylaws Change Proposed »
MPhA delegates will review a proposed change to the MPhA Bylaws at the Leadership Summit and House of Delegates meeting on...
Friday, May 10, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pros and Cons of Electronic Prescribing »
From Pharmacy Today, April 2019, a publication of the American Pharmacists Association : In 2017, more than 98% of U.S. ph...
Friday, May 3, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
FDA Launches Public Education Campaign to Remove Unused Opioids from Homes »
From an FDA news release, April 25 : The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced the launch of a new education cam...
Friday, April 26, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
FTC Charges Surescripts with Illegal Monopoly »
From FTC News Release, April 24 : The Federal Trade Commission sued the health information company Surescripts, alleging t...
Friday, April 19, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Free Community Forums on Substance Abuse »
Six Events Scheduled for Aitkin and Itasca Counties in April and May The University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy is...
Friday, April 12, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Community Forums on Substance Abuse in Aitkin & Itasca Counties »
Six Events Scheduled for Aitkin and Itasca Counties in April and May The University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy is...
Friday, April 5, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Some E-cigarette Users Are Having Seizures »
From FDA website special announcement, April 3: The FDA has become aware that some people who use e-cigarettes have exp...
Friday, March 29, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Minnesota Pharmacies Needed for Survey on Employability Traits in Graduates »
What traits do employers seek in pharmacy graduates? Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences Director Teri Undem with the N...
Friday, March 22, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Minnesota Gets $4.6 Million More for Opioid Treatment »
On March 20, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released an additional $487 million (including about $...
Friday, March 8, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pharmacy Representation Needed for Advisory Task Force on Lowering Drug Costs »
An Advisory Task Force on Lowering Pharmaceutical Drug Prices is now forming, and at least one pharmacist will be included...
Friday, March 1, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
NCPA Pharmacy Fly-In »
The National Community Pharmacists Association will hold its annual Congressional Pharmacy Fly-In event again this year. Y...
Wednesday, February 27, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Op-Ed: Pharmacists Should Play Bigger Role In Curbing Drug Costs. »
Marilyn Speedie, Dean Emeritus of the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, wrote in an op-ed in the Minneapolis St...
Friday, February 22, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
To help control prescription drug costs, let's tap a vital resource: Pharmacists by Marilyn Speedie »
We could benefit a lot from making greater use of their knowledge and expertise. By Marilyn Speedie | StarTribune...
Friday, February 22, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
NCPA Pharmacy Fly-In, April 10-11 »
The National Community Pharmacists Association will hold its annual Congressional Pharmacy Fly-In event again this year. Y...
Friday, February 15, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Rampant Rise in Youth Use of Tobacco Products »
From a news release by U.S. Food & Drug Administration, Feb. 11: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
Thursday, February 14, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
MPhA Executive Director Announcement »
The Minnesota Pharmacists Association Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the next executive director of the or...
Friday, February 8, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Minnesota Pharmacy Legislative Day: A Resounding Success! »
More than 200 pharmacists, student pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and others came together at the state capitol on Tues...
Friday, February 1, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pharmacy DIR Proposal Supported by Nearly 3,500 Pharmacists »
A years-long effort led by the National Community Pharmacists Association to build support for a proposal to move pharmacy...
Friday, January 25, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bill in MN Senate Would License, Regulate PBMs »
SF 278 , a bill that would regulate and license pharmacy benefit managers in Minnesota, was introduced this week in the Mi...
Friday, January 18, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Walmart Dispute with CVS Caremark Pharmacy Networks Highlights Low Reimbursement »
An article published in the  Wall Street Journal  on Jan. 15 stated that Walmart was expected to leave CVS Carem...
Friday, January 11, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Government Closed, but DEA Still Operating »
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) has confirmed with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) that its off...
Friday, January 4, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
NCPA Action Alert: Weigh in Now on Pharmacy DIR Fees! »
p>From NCPA: Amid a number of proposed Part D policy changes, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' recentl...
Friday, December 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Important Medicare Part D Opioid Edits Take Effect Jan. 1 »
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized new opioid policies for Medicare drug plans starting on J...
Friday, December 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
High Insulin Prices Get Attention of Minnesota Legislators »
From Star Tribune, Dec. 12: A bipartisan group of Minnesota legislators is considering regulations to rein in the soaring...
Friday, December 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bipartisan Drug Pricing Bill Introduced »
From APhA’s Pharmacy Today newsletter, Dec. 5: A bill introduced by Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) atte...
Friday, November 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
National Influenza Vaccination Week, Dec. 2-8 »
From APhA’s Immunizing Pharmacists News newsletter, Nov. 28: National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) is an awareness...
Friday, November 16, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
MPhA Member Testifies on Outpatient Drug Rule at Minnesota Senate Committee Hearing »
The Minnesota Senate Health and Human Services Committee held a hearing on Nov. 14 on the CMS-Covered Outpatient Drug Rule...
Friday, November 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Minnesota e-Health Initiative Inaugural Meeting »
The Minnesota e-Health Initiative is reconvening the e-Prescribing workgroup. The workgroup will focus on two key issues:...
Friday, November 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
National Pharmacy Groups Kick off Campaign Highlighting the Pharmacist »
From APhA’s Pharmacy Today, Oct. 29: The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), the American Society of Hea...
Friday, October 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Get Involved and Make a Difference! DHS Drug Formulary Committee »
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) has one opening for a Pharmacist and two openings for Licensed Healthcare...

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