March 11, 1992 |
When Philadelphia Pharmacy made its first and only trip to the national 32- team NAIA Tournament in Kansas City two years ago, the Blue Devils realistically had no shot. They were paired against second-seeded Wisconsin Eau-Claire, which would eventually reach the finals. And not surprisingly, Pharmacy lost that first- round matchup, 75-51. But this time, things are different. This season the NAIA has added a 20-team Division II tournament, for smaller schools such as Pharmacy.
October 31, 2000 |
A local coaching legend has decided to call it quits. Bob Morgan, who for 31 years has guided the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Sciences/University of Sciences men's basketball team, has decided to resign effective immediately. Dave Pauley, Morgan's assistant for 19 years, will take over as head coach. Morgan, 64, cited no health problems nor any other major factors in making his decision. "I don't think there's any right time to step down," he said. "There's no mandatory retirement or anything like that.
June 3, 1998 |
Six employees of a pharmacy were sickened yesterday, apparently after a vial of a drug used in the treatment of cystic fibrosis was broken, causing its contents to be spread through the store's air-conditioning system, authorities said. Fire Chief Dennis Forsythe of the Newtown Fire Company said firefighters were summoned to Eckerd Drugs at the Village at Newtown shopping center on Route 532 at 10:30 a.m., after store employees reported the odor of rubber burning. A check proved negative, and the firefighters left.
October 31, 2012 |
The State of Massachusetts closed another compounding pharmacy over the weekend after finding unspecified problems at the facility in the Boston suburb of Waltham that is part of Infusion Resource, a Rhode Island-based company. Madeleine Biondolillo of the state Department of Public Health said in a statement that inspectors found problems during an unannounced visit. She said the facility passed inspection in 2009, but not last week. "Upon arrival," she said in a statement, "inspectors noted significant issues with the environment in which medications were being compounded, which has called into question the company's compliance with nationally accepted pharmacy standards and Massachusetts regulations.
February 17, 2012
A MAN WHO robbed a pharmacy in Juniata Park Tuesday morning was recorded on a surveillance camera, and police posted the footage online in the hope that help from the public might lead to an arrest. About 8:05 a.m., the man walked into the Pharmacy of America, pulled a large knife on the clerk and demanded that he open the register, police said. The suspect took $80 in cash and was last seen running south on O Street toward Kensington Avenue, police said. He is described as a dark-skinned black man, between 45 and 55 years old. He is cleanshaven, about 6 feet and about 300 pounds.
January 14, 2008
A female employee of a Rite Aid pharmacy in Northeast Philadelphia was wounded by a gun blast yesterday during a robbery in which three men stole an undetermined amount of narcotics. The police said the assailants entered the pharmacy at 4018 Woodhaven Rd., around 10:30 a.m. and forced two members of the staff to the back of the store. A robber then fired a shotgun blast into the floor, causing ricocheting pellets to hit one of the employees in the face and arm. The assailants tied up the employees and fled.
May 2, 1996 |
Residents said the development would not match the area's bucolic character. And now township officials considering the proposed CVS pharmacy at North Wales and Township Line Roads have agreed. The township Zoning Hearing Board Monday night rejected a bid by developers to build the pharmacy amid the large, wooded properties along North Wales Road. The 3-0 vote received a standing ovation by the crowd of about 50 residents. "It's a terrible approach to the township," said Walter Schlosser, who lives on North Wales Road near the property.
September 24, 2004 |
When Eric Zimmerman graduates in 2008, chances are he'll get exactly what he wants. A good job working with patients. A starting annual salary of $85,000 to $100,000. And a title that commands a lot of respect: Doctor. But by the time Zimmerman, 23, of Pennsauken in Camden County, finishes his studies, he won't be an M.D. He'll be a "PharmD," a doctor of pharmacy. He will enter a changing world, one in which pharmacists are disengaging from their traditional role of pill-dispensers and moving toward counseling patients and working closely with physicians, even giving flu and pneumonia shots.
April 19, 1989 |
Former inmates and their families had told Gloucester County Sheriff James N. Hogan about the jumble in the pharmacy of the county jail in Woodbury. But when Hogan inspected the pharmacy shortly after taking office in January, things were worse than he feared. Capsules were strewn across the floors and table tops. Cabinets that contained dangerous drugs were left unlocked and open. Employees' lunches were stored alongside medication in the refrigerators. There were no accurate records of what drugs had been purchased or dispensed.
October 29, 2014 |
A NEW TOBACCO-FREE pharmacy network is encouraging city employees to put the pack down. The initiative, called The Preferred Health Network, urges city employees not covered by union-based health benefits to get their medication at pharmacies that don't sell tobacco products. If the employees choose not to, they'll be charged $15 on top of their co-pays. In addition, any employee or employee spouse who has used tobacco in the last year will see a $500 annual increase in their health-care costs.