GPhA Rebrands Itself and Changes its Name to the Association for Accessible Medicines February 17, 2017 By NIcholas Hamm GPhA, the generic drug industry’s leading trade organization, adopted a new name: the Association for Accessible Medicines (AAM). The new name reflects the organization's mission “to make more medicines more accessible to more people who need them.” Standardization a Pressing Issue for Pharmacy Technicians Diane Halvorson, RPhTech, CPhT, of North Dakota has been named the Pharmacy Technician of the Year for 2017 by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. The State of Independent Pharmacy November 11, 2016 By Anthony Vecchione Drug Topics Executive Editor Anthony Vecchione sat down with NCPA CEO Douglas Hoey to discuss the current state of independent community pharmacy and some of the pressing issues facing the profession. Industry study reveals mixed state of affairs for independent community pharmacists November 11, 2016 By Anthony Vecchione In 2015, the number of independent pharmacies declined along with prescription volume. New center aims to increase pharmacists’ value Helping pharmacists perform at the top of their licenses and be reimbursed for services such as medication therapy management (MTM) are among the goals of the National Community Pharmacist Association’s (NCPA) Innovation Center. Pharmacy leader treks across America Bruce Kneeland is on the hunt for unique indie pharmacies across the country. Addressing the global disease burden: FIP 2016 FIP's 76th annual World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences takes place in Buenos Aires in August. This year's topic: The global disease burden. Hilliard named 2017-2018 APhA president-elect APhA has announced its new officers for 2017-2018. Signs of a weakening pharmacist job market An expert with 35 years' academic and professional experience calls it like he sees it. Patients, payers, and manufacturers’ drug coupons June 10, 2016 According to PBMs, those drug coupons are something else.