Tag Archives: Friday

January 9: Friday Pharmacy Fun Fact – Pharmacy Times

Which state was the first to require licensure for pharmacists? Answer: Louisiana! Although licensure seems like a no-brainer now, no pharmacists were licensed until 1816, when Louis Dufilho Jr. became the first licensed pharmacist in the country.1 Louisiana passed the law in 1804, requiring a licensing examination for any pharmacist. Before that, anyone could compound… Read More »

Buyer beware: Groups issue toy safety warnings ahead of Black Friday

After the Thanksgiving turkey comes Black Friday holiday gift shopping, and with it warnings about how parents can avoid purchasing dangerous toys for their kids. Manufacturers have to comply with more than 100 regulations and tests by third parties before they call sell their products in the United States, according to the Toy Association. Still,… Read More »

5-Star Friday: The obvious and the obscure

The 5-star writing we feature below highlights an interesting contrast: the obvious and the obscure. On the one hand, I’m guessing it’s fairly obvious to many of us that some physicians have ties to industry money; but on the other hand, is it widely known that some doctors and medical journals are blatantly refusing to… Read More »

Pharmacist Feature Friday: My Journey into Specialty Pharmacy – Specialty Pharmacy Times

I originally majored in chemistry in college, but I missed interacting with different people every day. In pharmacy, I knew I’d get to help people. I kind of fell into specialty pharmacy and am really glad I did. During rotations in last year of pharmacy school, I did a 10-week rotation under Heidi Burres, PharmD,… Read More »