The Reinvented Pharmacist

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
Due to new reporting requirements, some doctors are reconsidering whether to take payments and gifts from pharmaceutical and medical device companies. Could pharmacists find themselves in a similar position?
Wednesday, September 11th, 2013
President Obama recently suggested that law school be shortened by a year. Could a similar proposal to shorten the length of pharmacy school take flight?
Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
Nurses have had success in advancing their professional role and image. What can pharmacists learn from their example?
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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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