The Reinvented Pharmacist

Friday, December 30th, 2011
Here are 7 key things to remember as pharmacy leaders work to transition their business or practice to new care delivery models in the new year.
Thursday, December 29th, 2011
Maybe the drug shortage problem can be addressed by increasing the training of pharmacists to be able to compound these needed items.
Tuesday, December 20th, 2011
The industry is going to have to get creative to help find solutions to the overabundance of qualified pharmacists in the field today.
Friday, December 16th, 2011
The majority of hospitalizations among the elderly are related to 4 drugs. Is the asnwer to selectively counsel older patients getting drugs in these groups?
Monday, December 12th, 2011
Will Pfizer's actions add to negative concerns about the quality and effectiveness of generic drugs among patients?
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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