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Illegal Pharmacy Websites Admonished by FDA

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The Food and Drug Administration is going after companies selling drugs online that have not been approved by the agency. The FDA has sent warnings to almost 1,500 websites selling...
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CVS Purchases Target’s Pharmacy Business

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In a deal worth almost $2 billion dollars, CVS has purchased all of Target’s pharmacies and clinics. CVS is the largest pharmacy chain in the country, and with the purchase...
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CVS Health to Buy Omnicare for $12.7 Billion

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CVS Health is expanding its business into the long-term healthcare market with the acquisition of Omnicare, a provider of pharmacy services to long-term care facilities. CVS is spending $12.7 billion...
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Preparing for Hospital and Health System Drug Shortages

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You’ve no doubt noticed drug shortages at your hospital or health system. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports, according to an April 2015 article in McKesson.com , that “active shortages”...
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Does Your Pharmacy Satisfaction Rating Stand up to the Competition?

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A recent survey of pharmacy customers has revealed that most people are very satisfied with the service they receive from their pharmacy and plan to continue using the same store...
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The Dangers of Purchasing Prescription Drugs from Another Country

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With the high cost of drugs in the United States, many patients buy their drugs from other countries because the prices are lower. But patients need to be careful, because...
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Counseling Patients Who Are Considering Alternative Therapies

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Complementary and alternative therapies are used by many people today. Millions of people, for example, use dietary supplements and herbal remedies. Because pharmacists deal with patients on a daily basis,...
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Growth of Specialty Pharmacy

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The use of specialty drugs is growing rapidly in the United States, creating the need for new strategies and methods in paying for these drugs as well as administering them...
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Dealing with Increased Patient Anxiety of Infectious Diseases

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Infectious disease has been in the news a good deal lately. It captured headlines for an extended time with the Ebola virus scare. In addition, the Center for Disease Control...
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The Importance of Having an Emergency Medicine Pharmacist in the ER

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Hospital emergency departments are recognizing the benefits of having an emergency pharmacist in the department, and more medical facilities are adding emergency pharmacists. Emergency pharmacists perform a variety of tasks...
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