Food, Juice, and Drugs: Hold the Grapefruit February 07, 2017 By Valerie DeBenedette Do your patients know about the interactions between common foods and drugs? We take a look at what you need to know. Meeting the Pharmacy Needs of Tourists, Vacationers, and Travelers February 06, 2017 By Valerie DeBenedette Are you prepared to help when someone far from home has lost their prescription medications? Dietary supplements-- an FDA primer FDA is not authorized to review dietary supplements for safety and effectiveness before they go on the market. But it does provide an electronic safety reporting portal tailored exclusively for dietary supplements. First Do No Harm The tools for improving quality are available to almost every pharmacist and pharmacy technician, whose job is to make the system work. But this may be the weakness in pharmacy’s march to quality. A Strategy to Boost Medication Compliance January 27, 2017 By Anthony Vecchione Looking for ways to increase medication compliance by challenging patients -- such as the elderly and those with mental illness? NCPA Embraces Value Over Volume Greater accountability for pharmacy benefit managers? That's just one of the goals of the President of the National Community Pharmacists Association. Chains Step up Efforts Against Drug Abuse Naloxone can now be dispensed without a prescription in 33 states and Washington, DC. Here's how two big pharmacy chains are making the livesaving opioid antagonist more accessible. Automated Dispensing Systems -- One High-Tech Solution January 25, 2017 By Anthony Vecchione Health system pharmacies that require large-scale deployment of automated dispensing cabinets are faced with multiple challenges. Here's one solution. How You Can Help Prevent Opioid Abuse January 24, 2017 By Christine Blank Pharmacists are on the front lines of helping to curb abuse and misuse in the opioid epidemic. But how can you make this happen in the real world? Top 5 Things to Know About Future Drug Spending January 24, 2017 By Christine Blank How will money be spent on medications in the next 5 years? Here's a look at the top trends.