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Counseling Patients Who Are Considering Alternative Therapies

Posted in Pharmacy Industry News, Pharmacy Leadership Tips

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

Posted in Pharmacy Industry News, Pharmacy Management Tips

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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Changes to Medication Safety Training

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MediMergent, LLC and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) announced in November that they were forming a partnership that would develop and execute a nationwide medication safety program for pharmacists (and...
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Continuing Education Requirements for Pharmacy Technicians are Changing

Posted in Pharmacy Career Tips, Pharmacy Industry News

There are changes coming for pharmacy technicians in 2015, and they center around recertification requirements. There are two primary modifications: Continuing education hours earned by technicians will have to be...
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Pharmaceutical Industry Trends Noticed in 2014

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Highlights of the pharmaceutical industry in 2014 include a spate of mergers and acquisitions, as big companies look to buy up smaller operations with innovative products. A renewed emphasis on...
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Judge Upends 340B Orphan Drug Exclusion

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In a recent ruling, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia knocked down the federal government’s regulation allowing orphan drugs to be sold at full price, without any...
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Inhaled Insulin Product Approved

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In June, the FDA approved the inhaled insulin product created by MannKind Corp, Afrezza Inhalation Powder, for preprandial use in patients who have type 1 or 2 diabetes. Afrezza is...
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The APhA’s Position on the Affordable Care Act

Posted in Pharmacy Industry News, Pharmacy Management Tips

The Obama Administration reports that more than 8 million Americans signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act this past spring, exceeding by 1 million the number of...
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