Last year alone, the opioid epidemic accounted for over 8,000 drug overdose deaths in Arizona. To battle this crisis, Arizona policy makers passed more stringent laws addressing opioid medication access. How do these new laws benefit Arizona and impact Arizona pharmacists?Read More
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It’s hard to ignore the fact that we are in the midst of a nationwide opioid epidemic. In fact, a nationwide public health emergency was declared on October 26, 2017 as a means to combat the opioid abuse crisis.Read More
Did you attend the American Society for Pharmacy Law Fall Meeting this November in Scottsdale, AZ? If so, you enjoyed some of the most up-to-date, relevant and practical industry information available from the experts.Read More
It Sounds like a Bad Joke
Four robots walk into a room. Three of the robots are sober, and the fourth is high on cough medicine.
The first sober robot looks at his intoxicated friend with embarrassment, shakes his head in disgust and leaves. Two sober robots remain. As the intoxicated robot commences to make a fool of himself, a second robot eventually has enough and leaves as well. The robot who is high on cough medicine started out with three friends, and now only one remains until he too becomes fed up and leaves. That’s it. No more friends. All alone. Game over.Read More
“This is where we really see the industry going. You look at the industry in ten years, the market share for this particular area of the pharmaceutical industry is going to grow significantly.”
Jeff Gray, representing the Arizona Pharmacy Association (AzPA), stood at the podium in front of the Arizona House Health Committee speaking to the “biosimilar bill” HB 2310. The six-member committee, three of whom are physicians, listened to him make the case why one provision in the bill that most physicians supported, might be a bit of an overreach.Read More
By now most people know what a prompt like this is signaling when you see it on your monitor. If you don’t already use it regularly, you at least have heard of it and know that other people are doing this.
Video chatting conjures up images of sitting in front of your computer, with your child on your lap, and your Mom on the screen opposite of you, waving and smiling into the monitor, asking how you have been doing lately and when you are coming to visit her next, and oh yeah, “are you still taking your vitamins?”
As this scenario plays in your mind…hit pause on that image for me.Read More
Antagonist /anˈtaɡənəst/ – (noun) a person who actively opposes or is hostile to someone or something; an adversary.
Of course, the biochemistry definition paints a bit of a nicer picture describing it as a substance that interferes with or inhibits the physiological action of another. Enter Naloxone, an Opioid Antagonist, and the most famous chemical antagonists of the past few years in Federal and State legislation.Read More