The Reinvented Pharmacist

Thursday, August 18th, 2011
Are pharmacy benefit managers to blame for the overuse of atypical antipsychotics in long-term care facilities?
Thursday, August 11th, 2011
Does pharmacy benefit when widely-used prescription drugs go OTC, or does our profession benefit more when they go generic?
Tuesday, August 9th, 2011
It's become clear that the distribution of prescription drugs is a commodity business in almost everybody’s eyes -- except the community pharmacist.
Monday, August 1st, 2011
As pharmacists face more and more pressure, how can they speak up without putting their jobs in jeopardy?
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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