The Reinvented Pharmacist

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012
The newly elected chairman of the NACDS board underscored the value of community pharmacy at the organization's recent annual meeting.
Wednesday, April 25th, 2012
In order to be appreciated, community pharmacists must become integrated with the rest of the health care team.
Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
Washington State is leading the way in efforts to cut down on overprescription of opioids.
Wednesday, April 4th, 2012
Now that the merger has been approved despite the objections of community pharmacy, it is time to find a new way forward.
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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