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APhA releases pharmacy management guide


WASHINGTON — The American Pharmacists Association has released a new information resource for pharmacists and pharmacy students about pharmacy management, the group said.

The APhA announced Wednesday the release of "Getting Started as a Pharmacy Manager," a 171-page book for new and aspiring pharmacy managers about handling such managing issues as managing people, adhering to laws and regulations, and running a business.

The book was written by American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy director of professional alliance development Lynette Bradley-Baker. It is available from the APhA's website for $31.50, or $25 for organization members.

The APhA also announced the publication of the 17th edition of its guide to non-prescription drugs, "Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs: An Interactive Approach to Self-Care." The new edition, which sells for $179.95, or $144 for APhA members, has a new chapter that focuses on self-care of diabetes and other disorders and two new appendices that cover safe use of non-prescription drugs, supplements and natural products during pregnancy, as well as vaccine information.

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