Can external oversight, in the form of a voluntary accreditation program, prevent the pharmacy industry's equivalent to the Gulf oil spill?
Fred Eckel, RPh, MS, Editor-in-Chief of Pharmacy Times
This blog focuses on what our Editor-in-Chief sees as the future of pharmacy.
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 Edelman 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.