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Wyoming Pharmacy Association

2015 Wyoming Pharmacist of the Year

The Wyoming Pharmacy Association had the honor of presenting the Wyoming Pharmacist of the Year award to Dr. Nicholls of Casper. He graduated from the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy in 2002 with his doctorate. 

He was nominated for providing personalized care that was above and beyond expectations. He takes time to visit patients in their home or at the hospital. When counseling patients, he does it in a manner that makes them feel appreciated, and is happy to spend additional time to ensure they understand their medication therapy. His attitude is what makes a difference; he knows each one of his patients individually, and because of this his patients trust him. 

He is one of those providers that is genuinely changing patients’ lives and in effect, changing the face of pharmacy. 


 

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WPhA Technicians Conference 

There will be 6 hours of continuing education provided. Topics will include pharmacy law and Wyoming State Board of Pharmacy update,PTCB presentation on advancing the profession of pharmacy, and hands on compounding courses. Lunch and snacks will be provided during the meeting. This is a great opportunity to network with other technicians. Plan on attending now!

Official agenda, location and accommodation information will be posted soon on the association's website.


DEA Announces 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back

DEA Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg today announced that the 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back will take place September 26th from 10 am-2 pm local time in every state but Pennsylvania and Delaware, where the event will take place on September 12. As with the previous nine Take-Back events, sites will be set up throughout communities nationwide so local residents can return their unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal.  

Collection sites in every local community can be found by going to www.dea.gov . This site will be continuously updated with new take-back locations.

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Many Americans are not aware that medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are at alarming rates, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that many abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, many Americans do not know how to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away – both potential safety and health hazards.

“Prescription drug abuse is a huge problem and this is a great opportunity for folks around the country to help reduce the threat,” Rosenberg said.  "Please clean out your medicine cabinet and make your home safe from drug theft and abuse.”

In the previous nine Take-Back events nationwide from 2010-2014, 4,823,251 pounds, or 2,411 tons of drugs were collected.


 

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9/21/2015 » 9/24/2015
NABP/AACP Districts 6-7-8 Meeting

9/26/2015
10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back

9/28/2015 » 9/29/2015
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10/2/2015 » 10/3/2015
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