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Current Healthcare Topics

The following is a listing of topics and links to information on a variety of issues of interest to the pharmacy profession. They are listed in order of posting with date (most recent first). 

2016 Virginia State Fact Sheet 
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New Website Highlights Retailers That Do Not Sell Tobacco Products

The website, created by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, provides a search tool that highlights retailers (pharmacies and non-pharmacies) that do not sell tobacco products.

If your pharmacy does not sell tobacco products, you can add your location to the website by visiting


Resources on Ebola

Please see the following resources and references from the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  (Resources provided courtesy of ACPE.)

Please be aware that the materials provided are current as of the dates noted.  Please consult the CDC or other public health sources to ensure currency and identify additional information that may be available.

Additionally, the Virginia Department of Health has set up a page dedicated to providing information and resources on Ebola.  To access the VDH page, please visit



The Surescripts website has a whole host of information on e-prescribing including status in states and which vendors' software has been certified for the e-prescribing of controlled substances, both physician and pharmacy. Go to


Hotline for E-Prescribing for Independent Pharmacies

Surescripts has initiating a new hotline dedicated to independent community pharmacies to assist them in their use of e-prescribing. It is managed by a certified, experienced pharmacy technician. Developed in conjunction with NCPA, the Independent Pharmacy Line (IPL) connects independent pharmacists directly to a live resource for help in assessing, triaging, and addressing questions or issues related to their e-prescribing experience. The IPL is not intended to replace the support pharmacists get from their pharmacy system vendor, Surescripts said. It has been set up to help address critical, urgent, or persistent issues as a supplement to pharmacy system vendor support. The IPL provides three ways to access direct assistance:

Phone: 1-877-877-3962
Fax: 1-703-880-0149

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