Combating the growing opioid epidemic with the “rescue shot”The movement to get naloxone into the hands of first responders, drug users, and their family members has found increasing support in state legislatures. Answers for acne, dry skin, and UV protectionMost pharmacy shelves stock numerous alternative treatments for simple skin problems. Here are a few of the newer ones. You’re a pharmacist, not a physician: Get your own titlePhysicians have been called "Doc" for so long that the terms are essentially identical. Why not designate pharmacists by a separate and distinct title? Provider status June 07, 2016By Fred GebhartWith provider status now a reality in 38 states, HR 592 and S 314 have powerful Congressional support. How long before the payers come on board? Walgreens partners with MHA in mental health offeringA new mental health platform on the Walgreens website will offer consumers free online screening tools and links to providers of followup care. 1976: Nation's supply of pharmacists is smaller than you thinkAn "outpouring of new pharmacy-school graduates." "Fears of a manpower glut." 2016 headlines? Nope. The year was 1976. The dilemma of Molly’s mom: Pharmacists, technicians respondIn some professions, eternal vigilance comes with the territory. Pharmacists seek fairness in generics reimbursement May 30, 2016By Christine BlankPBMs have dodged state-mandated requirements for transparency in generics drug pricing, so many states are rewriting their laws. Dear pharmacists: Are those white coats really necessary?Quasi-religious symbol? Sign of enforced conformity? Emblem of arrogance and superiority? Or simple professional attire? You decide.