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By AHS | September 20, 2012
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

September 29, 2012
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM




Drug Take-Back Day will take place on Saturday, September 29, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispos

New Drug May Help Autism Patients

By AHS | September 20, 2012
A new drug could help patients who suffer from social withdrawal due to Fragile X syndrome or autism.

Researchers have found a drug that can help patients with Fragile X syndrome, the most common cause of inherited intellectual impairment (formerly known as mental retardation), stay calm in social situations by treating their anxiety.

Dr. Elizabeth Berry-Kravis and her team found that a drug called Arbaclofen reduced social avoidance and repetitive behavior in Fragile X patients, especially those with autism, by treating their anxiety. The drug increases GABA, a chemical in the brain that regulates the excitatory system in Fragile X pa

UMass Pharmacy Owner Sells Memory Drug Over the Counter

By AHS | September 17, 2012
He's been in business for 44 years, but Pawtucket Pharmacy owner Bob Audet said he's never before sold a UMass Lowell-inspired product until Perceptiv, an over-the-counter pill that fights the effects of Alzheimer's disease, came along a few weeks ago.

Technically, that's not true. Three years ago, Audet's store was among a handful that sold a product called Memory XL, a bottle of pills that contain six vitamins: folic acid, vitamins B12 and E, and three

Freaky Friday!

By AHS | September 14, 2012

At AHS PharmStat, we know how hard pharmacist and pharmacy technicians work.  And some days are just better than others.







That’s why each Friday we are going to post Freaky Friday!  Tell us …The good.  The bad.  And…the “Freak of the Week”.  Share with others in the industry some “behin

The New Kid On The Block

By AHS | September 10, 2012
The world of pharmacy certification is getting more crowded.

The first and best known certifying body, the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS; http://www.bpsweb.org/), was launched by the American Pharmacists Association ( http://www.pharmacist.com/), then the American Pharmaceutical Association, in 1976.

BPS had the world to itself for more than 20 years. It wasn't until 1997 that the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists ( http://www.ascpfoundation.org/) launched the Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (CGP) program. The certification is now overseen by the Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy (CCGP; http://www.ccgp.org/), which itself was accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (N




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