The Reinvented Pharmacist

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
As pharmacogenomics continues to progress, specialty pharmacists may dominate treatment for certain diseases.
Friday, August 23rd, 2013
The closure of a national network of pharmacies aimed at personalized care and reduced cost elicits questions on the future of pharmacy.
Wednesday, August 21st, 2013
Although many pharmacies practice compounding, few pharmacy schools teach this skill to students. Should all pharmacy students learn specialized skills?
Thursday, August 15th, 2013
As generic drugs become more common, the market for specialty drugs is likely to grow, creating challenges for community pharmacy.
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.
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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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