The Reinvented Pharmacist

Friday, March 26th, 2010
Health Care Reform is here, right? That is true on one level, in that President Obama has signed a health care bill into law. But the signing of the bill only begins the process of change.
Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

In an article in the New York State Pharmacist, Richard O'Brocta, PharmD, outlines the traits of professionalism. Some argue the newest generation of pharmacists lack these essential, innate characteristics; others say they can be learned. What's your take?

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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.
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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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