PHARMACY

Career fair gets NDSU healthcare students ready for the workforce

"It's very exciting for graduation that we need to get out there right away and be a help of others and help out in our hospitals."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — North Dakota State University students looking for a career in healthcare had the opportunity to make connections at the Fargodome. With the COVID-19 pandemic placing a major strain on the healthcare system, students looking to get into a medical profession are being highly sought after by employers. “In healthcare right now there’s really a high need…

Casselton Native Returns To The F-M Area To Open Community Pharmacy

The store will be having a ribbon cutting ceremony on August 10.

FARGO, N.D. – After working in a pharmacy chain for about five years, Virgina Howe decided to open her own small business. She says she has seen South Fargo growing and added that this location would be ideal for people just moving into the neighborhood as well as people from nearby areas. Her hope is to create a sense of…

CVS Gives Free Easter Treats To Community Organizations

Across the country, CVS Pharmacy is donating over $5 million worth of seasonal treats

CVS 2 DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — CVS stores in Minnesota are providing some spring cheer and Easter candy to several community organizations. They donated seasonal treats over the weekend to families at Detroit Lakes Crisis & Resource Center. The company also gave donations to churches and YMCA groups. Across the country, CVS Pharmacy is donating over $5 million worth of…

Lewis Drug Buys Pharmacy Assets From Shopko

The company said Wednesday it bought prescription files and records from Shopko pharmacies in Madison, Mitchell and Sisseton, South Dakota; Luverne and St. James, Minnesota and Ida Grove, Iowa.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – Lewis Drug says it has purchased pharmacy assets from Shopko Stores in six communities in South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa. The company said Wednesday it bought prescription files and records from Shopko pharmacies in Madison, Mitchell and Sisseton, South Dakota; Luverne and St. James, Minnesota and Ida Grove, Iowa. Lewis Drug currently operates in four of…

Opioid Overdose Drug Naloxone Has Been Recalled

A lifesaving drug used to save people from opioid overdoses is being recalled. The maker of Naloxone, also called Narcan, has discovered what it calls loose particulate matter on the syringe’s plunger. The medication has been quarantined by hospitals, distributors and retailers as a precaution. “It would just cause maybe more of a patient reaction, so there’s a wide variety…

Walgreens to Begin Selling Narcan

Company officials say they want to make it easier for families and caregivers to help loved ones in the event of an overdose

NATIONAL — Narcan, the medication used to reduce the effects of an overdose, is now available to buy at Walgreens. The company has announced it will stock Narcan in all of its pharmacies nationwide. Company officials say they want to make it easier for families and caregivers to help loved ones in the event of an overdose. Walgreens will also…

Three Pharmacists Caught Trying to Access Prince’s Medical Records

  INDIANA — Three Indiana pharmacists have been reprimanded for trying to access Prince’s medical records. Indiana’s attorney general’s office determined the three had separately tried to access the records within days of the superstar’s death last year. The State Board of Pharmacy issued reprimands and imposed penalties. All three tried to access Prince’s confidential records despite having never treated…

NDSU School of Pharmacy Receives Funding for Opioid Treatment

The school recieved over eleven thousand dollars for a new program starting in the fall

FARGO, ND — The School of Pharmacy at NDSU has received funding for a program to help fight the opioid crisis in the area. The North Dakota Board of Pharmacy and the FM Area Foundation have teamed together to award the program over $11,000. The funding will help train pharmacists in the area on the use of naloxone to reverse…

Why Your Veterinarian May Send You to the Pharmacy

Some medications are not available for pick up at the vet

NORTH DAKOTA — Pet owners are being sent to the pharmacy instead of their vet to get medications As of April 1st, the North Dakota Board of Pharmacy has enforced stricter laws when it comes to some medications. Specifically, compound medications, or dispensing a drug in a different form. “There was no allowance for the veterinarian previous to us creating…

NDSU Departments Go Head to Head for Fellow Student with Health Crisis

Two NDSU departments are raising money for a pharmacy student's medical bills

FARGO, N.D. — NDSU students are having some friendly competition for a good cause. The College of Engineering and the College of Health Professions are going head to head to raise money for Emily Perrin’s medical bills. The pharmacy student suffered a brain hemorrhage in December. In the 7th annual “Battle of the Cents-es”, donated coins will give positive points…