IN THE COMMUNITY
Addressing the Opioid Crisis
Lancaster Pharmacists are on the front lines of the opioid crisis that is occurring in our communities. LCPA urges pharmacists to be aware of the signs and symptoms of dependence and to encourage their patients to get help. You could help save a patient's life.
Prevention is also key. The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association has created Opioid Dispensing Guidelines in collaboration with the PA Department of Health. This tool can be used as a guide to determine appropriateness and safety of dispensing opioid pain medication. Visit PPA's Drug Resource Center for more information by clicking here.
LCPA in conjunction with the South Central PA Opioid Coalition has drafted a letter to providers that can be used to communicate with them regarding the appropriateness of controlled substance prescribing. Please click below to download the letter template that can used at your pharmacy to communicate with prescribers.
Pharmacies are now allowed to dispense naloxone to patients and their families via a standing order signed by the PA Physician General. First responders now typically carry naloxone to administer in an emergency overdose situation, which started after state lawmakers passed Act 139 of 2014. These measures help to curb the deaths from overdose, but these patients still need our help.
Free online training on Opioid Overdose Prevention, Recognition, and Response:
LCPA Student Scholarships
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE APRIL 30th!
Each year, LCPA and its partners in the county team up to award several students scholarships for the school year. The scholarships are based on academics, financial need, and overall character. If you're a pharmacy student from Lancaster County, you may be eligible for this scholarship. For more information, click the link to the right. Download an application and send it in!
Applications should be emailed to Bob Kayden at by April 30th. Students are not limited in the number of years they can apply for and win these scholarships. Please consider applying for next year's LCPA Scholarships!
Thank you to those who make these awards possible!
Gerald and Suzanne Ganse Family Foundation
Mrs. Donald DeLong
The Wiley Families
Bob and Coleen Kayden
Werner and Mary Clayre Ortmann
Richard H. Williams
The Royer Families
Ted Search and Family
P.J. Ortmann and Family
ALL LCPA MEMBERS
Poison Prevention Week
3rd week of March every Year
Make sure that all of your poisonous household substances, including medications, are kept in a safe place and away from children and pets.
Click below for more information and safety tips for poison prevention. If you need help from a local poison expert at any time, call the Poison Prevention Hotline at 1-800-222-1222.
LCPA Science Fair Awards
LCPA sponsors two awards for participants in the North Museum Science & Engineering Fair held yearly in Lancaster, PA. Awards are given for one student in the Junior Division and one student in the Senior Division whose research is related to pharmacy and health sciences.
Congratulations to our past Science Fair Award Winners!!
LCPA Past Scholarship Recipients
LCPA awarded scholarships to 7 pharmacy students in 2018. Congratulations!!
Amanda Gingrich (P4, Wilkes) - The Search Family Award
Brianna Brown (P4, Jefferson) - Royer Pharmacy Award
Allison Kachel (P3, Duquesne) - Wiley's Pharmacy Award
Fiona Mai (P4, Jefferson) - David J. Ference Award
Ashley Sargent (P2, Jefferson) - The Ortmann Family Award
Dylan Fox (P3, Wilkes) - Charles Bonadio Award
Molly Stott (P2, Rhode Island) - Donald DeLong Award
LCPA awarded scholarships to 9 pharmacy students in 2017. Congratulations!!
Brianna Heikkinen (P3, Jefferson) - LCPA Award
Tiffani Tran (P4, Temple) - Charles Bonadio Award
Tatyana Kolyesnik (P4, Temple) - Donald DeLong Award
Himayapsill Batista (P3, Wilkes) - Wiley's Pharmacy Award
Allison Kachel (P2, Duquesne) - Royer Pharmacy Award
Brittani Tran (P4, Temple) - David J. Ference Award
Molly Walter (P4, USciences) - Williams Apothecary Award
Fiona Mai (P3, Jefferson) - The Ortmann Family Award
Amanda Gingrich (P3, Wilkes) - The Search Family Award
LCPA awarded scholarships to 9 pharmacy students in 2016. Congratulations!!
Todd Grove (P4, Wilkes) - LCPA Award
Hunter Busansky (P4, Pitt) - Charles Bonadio Award
Alexis Stinson (P4, Jefferson) - Donald DeLong Award
Ailey Pestcoe (P3, LECOM) - Wiley's Pharmacy Award
Nicole Persun (P4, Shenandoah) - Royer Pharmacy Award
Dustin Lee (P2, Jefferson) - David J. Ference Award
Brittani Tran (P3, Temple) - Williams Apothecary Award
Brianna Heikkinen (P2, Jefferson) - The Ortmann Family Award
Molly Walter (P3, USciences) - The Search Family Award
LCPA awarded scholarships to 10 pharmacy students in 2015. Congratulations!
Hunter Busansky (P3, Pitt) - LCPA Award
Georgina Waldman (P3, Pitt) - LCPA Award
Randy Meng (P4, Temple) - Charles Bonadio Award
Valerie Nolt (P4, Pitt) - Donald DeLong Award
Nicole Persun (P3, Shenandoah) - Wiley's Pharmacy Award
Nermeen Shaker (P4, Temple) - Royer Pharmacy Award
Todd Grove (P3, Wilkes) - David J. Ference Award
Tristram Ford (P3, Wilkes) - Williams Apothecary Award
Betsy Smith (P3, Pitt) - The Ortmann Family Award
Brittani Tran (P2, Temple) - The Search Family Award