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Immunization Updates

Summary of Recommendations for Adult Immunizations
Vaccine Information Statements (VIS
Legislative Information

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September 2014 OPA Extern Profile: Amanda Ashley

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Legislative Update: October 2014

HB: 314, 332, 341, 359, 366, 501

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2014 OPA Midyear Meeting Sunday, November 9

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OPA Community Pharmacy Advocacy Summit - Nov 18

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Legislative Update: September 2014

Board of Pharmacy Appointments. HR 4577 gives Medicare patients...

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Pharmacy Financials: Tax Planning & Budgeting CE Program – Wednesday, Nov 12

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Media Awards Nominations Accepted through March 5, 2015

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OPA CE @ Sea: San Juan & Southern Caribbean Cruise!

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Flu Vaccine News

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Current Legislative Priorities

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APhA's The Pharmacist & Patient-Centered Diabetes Care Program

Thursday, 09/25/2014 OPA office- 2674 Federated Blvd., Columbus, OH 43235

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APhA's Delivering MTM Services: A Certificate Training Program for Pharmacists

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 OPA office- 2674 Federated Blvd., Columbus, OH 43235

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Legislative Update: August 2014

Legislation Passed this Session: HB 44, HB 170, HB 341, HB 399, SB 230, SB 99 Legislation Awaiting Further Action in Committee: HB 326, HB 394, SB 240, SB 258

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Sept 25 Deadline: OPA Awards & Leadership Nomination Solicitations

Media awards accepted through March 5, 2015

AWARDS: OPA will recognize the accomplishments of members throughout the state at the 2015 OPA Annual Conference, April 17 - 19, 2015, in Columbus. Any OPA member may nominate any eligible member for the awards.

OPA BOARD: Consider a position on OPA's 2015 ballot. Exciting things are happening with the practice of pharmacy. Be a part of it!

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Legislative Update: July 2014

Legislation Passed this Session: HB 44, HB 170, HB 341, HB 399, SB 230, SB 99 Legislation Awaiting Further Action in Committee: HB 326, HB 381, HB 394, SB 240, SB 258

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Key Websites for Independent Pharmacists & Pharmacy Managers

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Immunization Administration Rule Changes

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Required OSHA Training for Immunizing Pharmacists - Registration Now Open!

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Pharmacy Technician Education Program - August 14

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Save the Date for Required OSHA Training Programs for Immunizing Pharmacists

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July 16 - APhA's Delivering MTM Services: A Certificate Training Program for Pharmacists

July 16, 2014 OPA Office 2674 Federated Blvd, Columbus

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Legislative Update: Board of Pharmacy Executive Director, Brown Bagging, Pharmacy Audits, and more!

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Pharmacist Training Program for Adult Immunizations -July 23

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Call your senator to ensure the Board of Pharmacy is protected!

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June Legislative Update: Big victory, but the fight isn't over yet!

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New Pharmacy Rules Now in Effect!

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Zoster Prescription Requirement Ends May 22: Update Your Protocol!

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April 2014 OPA Extern Profile: Mary Abdelmalak

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April 2014 OPA Extern Profile: Liz Shelar

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March 2014 OPA Extern Profile: Josh Gaborcik

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March 2014 OPA Extern Profile: Heather Helsel

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2014 Drug Info Challenge:

Guaifenesin in Fertility, Budesonide in Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Beyond-Use-Date of Dextrose Syringes from a Sterile Stock Solution

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May Legislative Update: Pharmacy audit and immunization bills pass through House!

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Pharmacist Training Program for Adult Immunizations - June 11

Registration for this program has reached capacity. To be put on a wait list or check availability, please contact OPA at opa@ohiopharmacists.org

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Pre-Teen Poison Prevention Resources

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Adult Poison Prevention Resource List

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Women in Pharmacy Event - Friday, April 25, 2014

Have you ever considered owning your own pharmacy and are not sure how you would go about it?

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April Legislative Update: Pharmacy audit and immunization bills pass through chambers!

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Immunization expansion legislation passes Ohio House!

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OPA Conference Updates!

April 4-6, 2014 - 136th OPA Annual Conference & Trade Show

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March 31 Cut-off: OPA Annual Conf. Registration Discount

April 4-6, 2014 - 136th OPA Annual Conference & Trade Show

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Fair pharmacy audit legislation passes Ohio Senate unanimously!

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Pharmacy Technician Education Program - May 20

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PAC Breakfast Speaker Announced!

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HB 44 signed into law!

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Pre-teen Poisonings and Inhalants

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Poisonings in the Elderly

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Do You Report CE to Board of Pharmacy in 2014?

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February 2014 OPA Extern Profile: Maria Biasella

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February 2014 OPA Extern Profile: Kyle Dresbach

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March Legislative Update: Pharmacy Audits, Immunization Expansion, Mandatory OARRS Review, Controlled Substances ID Verification

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April 29-APhA's Delivering MTM Services: A Certificate Training Program for Pharmacists

Hosted by: Ohio Pharmacists Association

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January 2014 OPA Extern Profile: Sarah Milkovich

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January 2014 OPA Extern Profile: Tiffany Olberding

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Legislative - Contact Information & More

Your Legislative Connection - Contact Information

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January Legislative Update: Pharmacist consult agreement & pharmacy audit bills introduced!

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November 2013 OPA Extern Profile: Courtney Hamilton

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November 2013 OPA Extern Profile: Lauren Hunt

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October 2013 OPA Extern Profile: Courtney Johnson

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October 2013 OPA Extern Profile: Dhaval Shah

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September 2013 OPA Extern Profile: Matt Alexander

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September 2013 OPA Extern Profile: Kahle Rummer

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Drug Info Challenge: Antithrombotic Therapy in Chronic Heart Failure

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DI Challenge - Statins in Rheumatoid Arthritis

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2013 OPA Salary Survey -Web Version Now Available

Simply click on the links provided in the article text to view downloadable PDF versions of the 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013 Salary Surveys.

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Online CE Resource from OPA!

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Legislation Tracker: 2013-2014

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Legislative Update: Emergency dispensing, Mandatory ID check for Rx pick-ups, Diabetic shoe fitting

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2013 Pharmacy Legislative Day: One of the Best

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Thank you for your support of our profession

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Session Full - Jan 28-APhA's Delivering MTM Services: A Certificate Training Program for Pharmacists

Hosted by: Ohio Pharmacists Association

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BWC Accountability Letter

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Legislative Update: Immunization expansion, emergency dispensing, Medicaid expansion

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Fall CE Opportunities - Aseptic Compounding & more...

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Pharmacist Training Program for Adult Immunizations

OPA Office 2674 Federated Blvd, Columbus

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Ohio Pharmacists Foundation Research Grant Program

Guidelines for Potential Applicants

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Workplace Safety Information

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2014 OPA Annual Conference, Trade Show & Career Fair

April 4 - 6, 2014

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Lifting: a daily routine

Article provided by the BWC Division of Safety & Hygiene

This year the most common type injury for our group members has been identified as Sprains & strains of the back. This article contains specific information to help you prevent this type of injury.

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Social Media

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Ohio Pharmacists Foundation Silent Auction

Get in on the Auction Action!

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Thanks to all our Annual Conference supporters!

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OPA Launches Social Media Network

Use social media and OPA to expand your network!

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The Basics: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter

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OPA Members - We Need Your Email Address !

Please use the "Modify My Account" link under "My Profile" on the OPA Members Only page to update your email address and other contact information online.

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October is Control Your Health, Talk to Your Pharmacist Month!

Public Relations Posters Available for Your Pharmacy

Let your patients know the important role pharmacists play in their personal healthcare.

The OPA Public and Professional Relations Committee created two posters for you to display in your pharmacy.

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Ohio Pharmacists Foundation Research Grant Program

Guidelines for Potential Applicants

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University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy ASP Chapter News

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Recent Programming

Recent programming highlights.

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Learning Objectives OPA Home Study Educational Programming

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2007 Salary Survey

We are pleased to announce that the 2007 Ohio Pharmacist Salary survey is now available.

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Survey of the week

Click here to take survey

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OPA Resource Center

Are you planning a presentation in your community?

Check out the OPA Resource Center of materials available for loan to OPA members.

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Pseudoephedrine Logbook: Order Today!

New Reduced Price!

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October Legislative Update

2007 Defense Authorization - TRICARE

2007 Defense Authorization: H.R. 5122/S. 2766

Combat Meth. Act of 2005- Self-Certification

Medication Therapy Management Update

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Sept. 30, 2006 Deadline for Meth Laws

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PhMIC offers Member Discounts on Long Term Care Coverage

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September Legislative Update

Combat Meth Act of 2005

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Pharmacy Quality Commitment: A Systems View of Patient Care

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Majority of Medicaid to be Managed Care: Is Your Pharmacy Signed Up?

Also: Information for Pharmacists Calling Medicare

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Legislative Update February 2006

Pseudoephedrine Sales, PA Prescribing, Drug Licensing, Drug Repository Program

Pseudoephedrine Sales, PA Prescribing, Drug Licensing, Drug Repository Program, Best Rx Program

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Course Descriptions - 2006 OPA Annual Conference

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When a Hero Comes Along: Robert E. Lee, Ph.D.

Erica Scheuffele, Pharm.D. Candidate, University of Cincinnati, OPA extern

I would like to take this time to remember a hero who has not only inspired my life, but many other lives as well.

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Ask Your Pharmacist
(Answers-Service-Knowledge)

A.S.K Consumer Safety Program Information

A.S.K. Presentation NOW AVAILABLE on CD or Slides

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Reye's Syndrome Awareness

This article includes information about Reye's Syndrome with links to a list of medications containing aspirin.

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Pharmacist Training Program for Adult Immunizations

Wednesday, June 21, 2006 - Makoy Center, Hilliard, OH

The goals of this program are to train pharmacists to set up an adult immunization program for influenza, pneumococcal, tetanus, and hepatitis A & B; and to train pharmacists to properly administer vaccines and meet the requirements established by the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy for recordkeeping and for the use of physician protocols. Sample forms and protocols will be distributed at the seminar.
Registration will begin on April 25, 2006.

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2005 OPA Annual ConferenceEducational Offerings - Course Descriptions

Course offerings, descriptions, presenter, date and time are listed in the article.

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OPA Historical Video Directory

OPA Historical Video Directory

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Budget Measure Includes Sales Tax Hike & Additional Medicaid Funding

Diabetes Health Care Coverage Proposed

House Sends Budget Measure to Senate with Sales Tax Hike; Additional Medicaid Funding
HB 146/SB 61: Diabetes Health Care Coverage
HB 142/SB 60: Meningitis Vaccine
SB 281: Medical Malpractice
Important Committees to Watch

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History of the Ohio Pharmacists Association

OPA formed in 1879

History and purpose of OPA.

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Legislature Moving Fast on Pharmacy Issues

Prescription Discount Cards for Seniors and MORE!

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Revised Schedule for Distribution of the Settlement Money in the BNPD Antitrust Litigation

The second checks for distributing the money from settlement of the Brand Name Prescription Drug (BNPD) Antitrust Litigation have been delayed because of the unexpected number of conflicting claims (i.e., two or more people filing claims on the same pharmacy.)

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Latest News on Compliance Campaign

ASK Radio/TV Campaign Begins This Month

Listen for a series of public service announcements on radio and television stations in Ohio that tell patients to ASK the pharmacist for information about prescription and nonprescription medications. ASK stands for Answers, Service, and Knowledge. Here is the script for one of the brief messages.

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State Affiliated Chapter Survey

Perceptions of Quality and Value in Pharmacy Professional Organizations

The Ohio Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (OSHP) in collaboration with The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy is conducting a survey sponsored by The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. The survey is aimed at determining where significant gaps lie between the services currently provided by State and Local Chapters of ASHP Organizations and the services desired by the members of these organizations.

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Taking Medicines Right - New Statewide Program to Rollout in January

Ernest Boyd, Pharmacist, CAE, Executive Director

As you know, approximately 15 to 20 percent of hospital admissions can be connected with improper drug use. The physician prescribed the right drug, the pharmacist dispensed the proper medication, but the patient takes it incorrectly, resulting in serious consequences. We have known about the problem for years, but little has been done to educate the public. The Ohio Pharmacists Foundation (OPF) is about to launch a great program that should help solve the problem.

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State Teachers Retirement Board Changes Drug Plan to Mail Order

The State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) has announced that several changes are being made to the system's drug plan effective January 1, 2001. One of these changes will be the mandatory use of Merck-Medco's Prescription Mail Order Service for STRS Ohio's enrollees.

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S.B. 172: Pharmacy Practice Act, S.B. 248: Pharmacist Drug Administration

S.B. 172: Pharmacy Practice Act Revision and S.B. 248: Pharmacist Drug Administration

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Check Your CE Recordkeeping Now

Beginning in the year 2001, all pharmacists required to report continuing education for license renewal will be required to report 6 CEUs of approved continuing education.

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Nurse Practitioners Prescribe, Pharmacist Confidentiality, and HB 307

Prescribing rights for nurse practitioners is tightly controlled, and Pharmacist confidentiality bill and any willing pharmacy legislation are pending.

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H.B. 241:Prescriptive Authority for Advanced Practice Nurses

This bill would permit certified registered nurse anesthetists, clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse mid-wives, and certified nurse practitioners to prescribe drugs and therapeutic devices.

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Clinton Announces Medicare Outpatient Prescription Drug Benefit Plan

President Clinton recently announced a plan where every elderly American would be able to get federal help in buying prescription drugs.

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Pharmacists and Congress React to FDA MedGuide Regulations

"Pharmacists Patient Protection Act of 1999 "

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Allowable Changes by a Prescriber to an Original Prescription

Numerous complaints concerning a major third-party payer that was auditing Ohio pharmacies were received by OPA.

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Druggists/Pharmacists Top List for Tenth Consecutive Year

#1in 1998 CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll for Honesty and Ethics

Pharmacists again topped the list as America's "most trusted" professionals.

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The Prescription Drug Benefit Equity Act

(H.R. 1525)

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