The Reinvented Pharmacist

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.
About
Fred Eckel, RPh, MS, Editor-in-Chief of Pharmacy Times
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This blog focuses on what our Editor-in-Chief sees as the future of pharmacy.
Author Bio
Fred Eckel, RPh, MS, is the Editor-in-Chief of Pharmacy Times, a position he has held since 2002. Mr. Eckel is a professor at the Eshelman School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He serves as executive director of the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists.

In this blog, Eckel will provide commentary on relevant issues impacting pharmacists and pharmacy professionals, including the merging of pharmacy benefit managers, the implications of health care reform, the conversion of major drugs from prescription to over-the-counter, trends in pharmacy careers, and opioid abuse. He will also discuss legislative issues that impact pharmacists, and comment on the evolving role of the pharmacist.
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