Week in Review: FDA Approves First Non-Hormonal Prescription Gel for Pregnancy Prevention

Top news of the week from Pharmacy Times®.

Top news of the week from Pharmacy Times®.

5. Walgreens to Begin Offering Mental Health First Aid Training for Pharmacists

Alongside the National Council for Behavioral Health, Walgreens has completed the first phase of mental health first aid training for the company’s health outcomes pharmacists and plans to soon make the specialized training available industry-wide. Read more.

4. FDA Approves First Non-Hormonal Prescription Gel for Pregnancy Prevention

The gel works by maintaining the vaginal pH within the normal range of 3.5 to 4.5, which is an acidic environment that does not allow sperm to survive, according to an Evofem Biosciences press release. Read more.

3. Make the Most of the Conference Experience

With the pharmacy technician practice expanding and career paths becoming better defined, it is increasingly important that techs attend local and national conferences. Read more.

2. Tip of the Week: Using Health Apps to Improve Medication Adherence

There is increasingly available technology to help patients manage their disease states, stay healthy, change lifestyles, and adhere to their medication. Read more.

1. New Research Shows Mindfulness Training May Help Patients with Multiple Sclerosis

Researchers at The Ohio State University found that mindfulness training may help patients with multiple sclerosis by regulating negative emotions and improving processing speed. Read here.