The Weekly Roundup: Skin Cancer Awareness (5.17.19)
Skin cancer is on the rise, especially in Arizona, Colorado, and on the eastern seaboard. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and it is a great time to increase conversations about sun protection—even in our Sterling pharmacies in Minnesota, where theoretically the last of the snow has come and gone (fingers crossed). Pharmacists have played a historic role in prevention and continue to do so today. These products are among those that your patients are reading about in the consumer press. Here are some tips for making sun protection recommendations in advance of Memorial Day Weekend. Consider sharing stories like this across your social feeds to raise awareness of the condition. Or, feel free to download or share this free resource to supplement your patient education.
Here are a few other stories that might be of interest:
- Congress continues to wrangle healthcare legislation amid accusations of partisanship from both sides of the aisle.
- Acting FDA commissioner has provided guidance on interchangeable biologics as part of a Biosimilars Action Plan designed to encourage innovation and competition in the space.
- The NCPA and AmerisourceBergen Foundations have partnered on a grant program geared toward providing disaster relief to pharmacies.
- Certain pharma ads in July will be required to include prices. Here's a quick take on what that may mean for pharmacists.
- Anxious? Here are a few thoughts on how that may impact you at work and what to do about it.
- Check out this diagnostic resource for children with fluid in the middle ear.
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