The Reinvented Pharmacist

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012
A report on the hefty markups on medications dispensed by physicians underscores the need for new controls.
Wednesday, July 11th, 2012
A Wall Street Journal article highlights the more active role being played by pharmacists in some chain drug stores, but many other pharmacists have experienced no change in their roles.
Monday, July 9th, 2012
The primary culprits include self-imposed limitations, failures of understanding, and inflexibility.
Thursday, July 5th, 2012
Now that the Supreme Court has deemed almost all of the health care reform law constitutional, the question is whether it will be good for the country--and for the pharmacy profession.
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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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