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CRN hosts supplement medicine interaction webinar for pharmacists, nurse practitioners

BY Michael Johnsen

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition announced it is hosting a free webinar on the interaction between dietary supplements and pharmaceutical drugs via the professional networking website Pharmacist Society, an online community created by Skipta and sponsored by The Drug Store News Group, and Generation NP, a website that serves nurse practitioners.

This webinar is part of CRN’s ongoing initiative to help ensure that healthcare practitioners have access to science-based information on dietary supplements and the supplement industry.

The one-hour webinar will be held Aug. 23 at 10 a.m. and will be presented by Duffy MacKay, CRN VP scientific and regulatory affairs.

The webinar will provide an overview of the topic before exploring some of the more common drug-supplement interactions. Following his presentation, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions via a live online Q&A chat.

Pharmacist Society and Generation NP are closed-loop environments for members only, so the webinar will not be open to the public. For those who are unable to participate in the live event, it will be made available to download on-demand on both Pharmacist Society and Generation NP for a limited time, CRN stated.

This is the second webinar CRN is conducting with Pharmacist Society and the first on Generation NP.


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Boldface Group inks fragrance license with Mario Lopez

BY Antoinette Alexander

LOS ANGELES — Celebrity beauty licensing company Boldface Group has announced that its operating subsidiary, Boldface Licensing + Branding, has signed celebrity Mario Lopez in the fragrance category.

The license includes scented ancillary products, such as deodorant, aftershave, shave cream, bath gel, body wash, body sprays, body lotions and body creams.

Boldface stated that it is a clear progression to move into fragrance in the same channels of distribution as Lopez’s Rated M Underwear and Athletic Clothing, with cross marketing campaigns and fragrance sampling. An initial launch of eau de toilette spray is planned with follow up in shave cream, aftershave splash and other ancillary products. Holiday gift sets containing these items are planned.

 

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AllerMates launches allergy alert wristbands in time for BTS

BY DSN STAFF

MONTVALE, N.J. — AllerMates on Thursday announced the launch of its character-driven wristbands designed for children with allergies beginning this September.

The product is introducing a clip-strip program in time for back-to-school. Retail price is $4.99 each.

AllerMates products are hypoallergenic, nickel- and latex-free, and have passed safety testing. The wristbands are adjustable and fit most children.

 


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