The Reinvented Pharmacist
Thursday, April 17th, 2014
Projections of increased spending on medications will most likely lead to a resumed focus on controlling drug costs, which, in turn, will offer pharmacists an opportunity to help save money on medications.
Monday, March 17th, 2014
In an era when we want to make our health care system more coherent, we continue to see efforts, perhaps with the goal of saving money, that actually promote fragmentation.
Friday, February 28th, 2014
Will a study finding little benefit from patient-centered medical homes delay the involvement of pharmacists or hasten it due to the implication that new players are needed to produce better results?
Thursday, February 20th, 2014
Pharmacists need to consider how they can best position themselves to help address the growing primary care physician shortage.
Friday, January 31st, 2014
A proposal by the Veterans Health Administration to allow nurses with advanced training to practice medicine without physician supervision could be a model for future expansion of the role of pharmacists in patient care.
Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
Paying attention to how leaders in health-system pharmacy see the field changing can help one anticipate changes in other areas of pharmacy.
Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
A report finding little evidence of the benefits of medication therapy management is unlikely to be the final word on the topic.
Monday, January 6th, 2014
The implementation of the Affordable Care Act demands changes in the way that primary care practices and pharmacies operate, but they may be too busy to make the necessary adjustments.
Thursday, December 19th, 2013
When a profession sets standards for itself, it allows the profession to advance, raises overall quality, and helps to assure greater practice uniformity.
Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
Those who think there is an easy solution for preventing the misuse of antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes probably haven’t been working closely with patients and families dealing with dementia.