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Seeking research and stories supporting pharmacist provider status

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OPA offers 2nd Residency Expo - Registration is open.

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OPA opposes bill pushing unfunded pharmacy mandate for "locking" pill bottles

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Update 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. Or to simple provide an email address update, use the following form:

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Pharmacist Legislative Day - November 14!

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September Legislative Update: Provider Status for Pharmacists

Provider Status for Pharmacists: Ohio and Federal levels

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The Midwest Independent Pharmacy Expo - Register Now!

Sunday, September 24, 2017 / Education and Expo

Midwest Independent Pharmacy Expo CPE topics include: How Your Pharmacy Benefits from Value-Based Payment Reform Successful Front End Strategies for Your Pharmacy Tools for Creating a Dynamic Pharmacy Front End! Clinical Pharmacy Networks - What Value Do They Bring to Independents?

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What pharmacists need to know about Ohio's new acute pain prescribing guidelines

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Midyear Meeting Sunday, November 5 - Value-Based Care: Key Role for Pharmacists

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OPA urges opposition to Issue 2, the deceptive drug pricing ballot initiative

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August Legislative Update- HB 49: Ohio’s Budget Bill & Pharmacy Issues

HB 49: Ohio’s Budget Bill and Pharmacy Issues

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OPA Launches NEW Career Center Platform!

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OPA CE in Sunny Mexico February 28 - March 5, 2018

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Pharmacist Training Program for Immunizations - August 30, 2017

OPA Office 2674 Federated Blvd, Columbus

This program meets the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy guidelines for immunizing pharmacists. It can also serve as a refresher course for pharmacists who may have been trained previously, but who would like to review injection technique, especially if they have not administered immunizations recently. The course will also provide information on currently available vaccines and the recommended dosing schedules.

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July Legislative Update: OPA Opposes Deceptive Drug Pricing Ballot Initiative

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CPE is announced for Compound Conference. Register now!

Sunday, August 20, 2017 -Education & Trade Show

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Register for The Compound Conference

Sunday, August 20, 2017 -Education & Trade Show

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June Legislative Update: Epinephrine Accessibility Act passes

Ohio Pharmacists Take to the Capitol & Ohio Pharmacists to Get Diagnosis Codes?

Epinephrine Accessibility Act passes

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August 29: APhA's Delivering MTM Services Certificate Training Program for Pharmacists

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June Legislative Update: Epinephrine Accessibility Act passes

Ohio Pharmacists Take to the Capitol & Ohio Pharmacists to Get Diagnosis Codes?

Epinephrine Accessibility Act passes

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September 12: APhA’s The Pharmacist & Patient-Centered Diabetes Care Certificate Training Program (5th Edition)

OPA has scheduled another session of APhA’s The Pharmacist & Patient-Centered Diabetes Care Certificate Training Program (5th Edition)

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OPA/IACP: The Compound Conference held in Columbus

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Epinephrine Accessibility Act passes the Ohio House unanimously!

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HB 101: Better utilizing pharmacists to ease epinephrine access

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April 2017 OPA Extern Profile: Abagail Agler

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April 2017 OPA Extern Profile: Kristine Mason

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March 2017 OPA Extern Profile: Courtney Wooten

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March 2017 OPA Extern Profile: Nicole Clay

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February 2017 OPA Extern Profile: Rebecca Lahrman

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January 2017 OPA Extern Profile: Kay Bahrey

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Register NOW - OPA's Annual Conference Is Next Week!

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Four new pharmacy laws now in effect

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New Medicaid reimbursement rates now in effect!

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Collaborative Practice Agreement Templates Available

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2017 PAC Breakfast Speaker Announced!

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April Legislative Update: HB 101: Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

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OPA Annual Conference - Register by April 6 & SAVE – Book Hotel TODAY

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OPA Member Get a Member Program (MGM): All-Stars, Info & Tips

Congratulations to our All-Star Recruiters!! You can also receive recognition as an All-star recruiter. Please share all that OPA does, and means to you. Thank you!

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New legislation taps pharmacists to ease access to epinephrine

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March Legislative Update: Provider Status Legislation at Fed Level

Provider Status Legislation at the Federal Level DEA Reverses Course on Registration Renewal

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2017 Annual Conference Program Descriptions

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Provider status legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate!

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Governor Kasich signs four pharmacy bills into law!

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Governor Kasich signs bill tackling pharmacy tech registration, controlled substance limits, MAC transparency, & more!

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Pharmacists can administer several long-acting injectable medications under new law signed by Governor Kasich!

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Bill allowing pharmacists to combine refills for maintenance medications signed into law

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Bill allowing pharmacists to substitute biosimilar interchangeable products signed into law

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Governor Kasich signs four pharmacy bills into law!

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NEW Protocol Package for Travel and Rabies Vaccines

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March 7: APhA’s The Pharmacist & Patient-Centered Diabetes Care Certificate Training Program (5th Edition)

OPA has scheduled another session of APhA’s The Pharmacist & Patient-Centered Diabetes Care Certificate Training Program (5th Edition)

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December Legislative Update: Republicans grow their majorities in 2016 elections

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January Legislative Update: Drug Abuse Reforms, Pharmacy Tech Registration, MAC Tranparency Passes!

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November 2016 OPA Extern Profile: Jordan Long

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OPA-backed pharmacy legislation heads to desk of Governor Kasich!

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NPX Newsletter Archives

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New Practitioner eXperience (NPX)

The New Practitioner eXperience (NPX) is an automatic Ohio Pharmacists Association (OPA) member benefit for pharmacists who have been in practice for 7 years or less.

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OPA Student News: What You Missed While You Were Studying...

Volume 1 Number 1 Fall 2016

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October 2016 OPA Extern Profile: Kelsey Kresser Schmuhl

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October 2016 OPA Extern Profile: Karla Peters

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February 28 - APhA's Delivering MTM Services Certificate Training Program for Pharmacists

Medication Therapy Management Training

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 OPA office- 2674 Federated Blvd., Columbus, OH 43235

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November Legislative Update: HB 421/SB332 RPh Admin of Long-Acting Meds

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OPA's NEW Midwest Independent Pharmacy Expo a success!

Sunday, September 11, 2016 / Education and Expo

Midwest Independent Pharmacy Expo CPE topics include: Know The Pharmacy’s Value! Determining an Equitable Selling/Purchase Price Pharmacy Financing PSAOs and Buying Groups - Getting the Most for Your Money Pharmacy Ownership Transition: What the Buyer and Seller Need to Know Pharmacy Compliance Survey 2016 How Genetic Testing By Pharmacists Will Benefit Your Patients

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September 2016 OPA Extern Profile: Katie Elsass

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The Compound Conference

Sunday, October 9, 2016 -Education & Trade Show

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OPA members named to Ohio Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee!

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SB 332 passes the Ohio Senate! Help us finish the job!

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Midyear Meeting Sneak Preview for OPA Members!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

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Immunization Updates

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

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Immunization Training and Updates

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Pharmacist Training Program for Immunizations

OPA Office 2674 Federated Blvd, Columbus

This program meets the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy guidelines for immunizing pharmacists. It can also serve as a refresher course for pharmacists who may have been trained previously, but who would like to review injection technique, especially if they have not administered immunizations recently. The course will also provide information on currently available vaccines and the recommended dosing schedules.

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OPA Immunization

Immunization Home Study Programs

Influenza, Pneumococcal, Tetanus, Hepatitis A & B Immunizations for Adults home study continuing education is now available from OPA. The goal of this lesson is to provide background information on adult immunizations and a working knowledge of influenza, pneumococcal, tetanus, and hepatitis A & B vaccines.

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2015 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, 2013 and 2015 Salary Surveys.

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Ohio MAC transparency law now in effect! Now what?

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See what state legislation OPA is currently tracking

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2015 Drug Info Challenge:

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Learning Objectives OPA Home Study Educational Programming: Patient Safety, Law & Immunization

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Pre-Teen Poison Prevention Resources

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Pre-teen Poisonings and Inhalants

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Poisonings in the Elderly

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Legislative - Contact Information & More

Your Legislative Connection - Contact Information

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Online CE Resource from OPA!

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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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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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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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PhMIC offers Member Discounts on Long Term Care Coverage

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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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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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Live Webinar: Required OSHA Training for Immunizing Pharmacists

November 5, 2017

2017 OPA Midyear Meeting

Makoy Center, Hilliard

November 14, 2017
8:30AM-5:00PM

Pharmacist Legislative Day 2017

November 17, 2017
3:00PM

Live Webinar: Required OSHA Training for Immunizing Pharmacists

April 20-22, 2018

140th OPA Annual Conference & Trade Show

Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH