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E-Prescribing in 2013: Where Are We?
Electronic prescribing has the potential to make pharmacy workflow more efficient and help reduce adverse medication events, but its uptake has been complicated and delayed by the health care system’s complexity.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
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Pediatricians Urged to Prescribe Antibiotics Carefully
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Beyond the Counter
Pharmacy Market News
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Juvenile Arthritis Camp Helps Kids Be Kids
Team Care Critical in Treating Juvenile Arthritis
Arthritis Affects Children, Too
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Promoting Migraine and Headache Awareness Through Poetry
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CVS Caremark Appoints Dr. William Shrank as Chief Scientific Officer and Chief Medical Officer, Provider Innovation and Analytics
Walgreens Studies Demonstrate Success of HIV-Specialized Pharmacies in Improving Patient Medication Adherence
CVS/pharmacy Launches National Medication Disposal for Safer Communities Program
Medicare Analysis Finds Mail Order Pharmacies Often More Expensive than Community Pharmacies
APhA Publishes New Introductory Pharmacology Textbook
JAPhA Releases Study Assessing Impact of Appointment-Based Medication Synchronization Program
Drug Compounding Bill Signed by President Obama
H.R. 3204 Drug Quality and Security Act Signed Into Law
White House Meeting on Pharmacist Involvement in ACA Marketplace Implementation
NACDS Statement on White House Meeting on Affordable Care Act Implementation
NACDS Cites Pharmacy’s Collaborative Commitment in Curbing Prescription Drug Abuse, Diversion
Pharmacists Perform Health Screenings on Capitol Hill to Demonstrate Patient Care Services
NCPA Commends Congressional Concern Over Abusive Pharmacy Auditing Practices
Thursday, December 5th, 2013
How has the increased rate of e-prescribing affected your pharmacy's functioning?
New Lipid Guidelines
Thursday, November 21st, 2013
What is your opinion of the new lipid guidelines?
FDA & Hydrocodone
Friday, November 1st, 2013
Do you agree with the FDA's move to tighten restrictions on hydrocodone combination products?
Monday, October 7th, 2013
How frequently do customers express concerns about vaccine safety?
Health Insurance Marketplaces
Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
Do you think that the launch of health insurance marketplaces will help increase your pharmacy's business?
Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
How frequently do you recommend homeopathic remedies?
Opioid Label Changes
Wednesday, September 18th, 2013
Do you think the labeling changes to ER and LA opioid analgesics will help reduce rates of abuse?
Thursday, September 5th, 2013
Is your pharmacy providing seasonal flu shots yet?
Pharmacists and Healthy Behaviors
Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
How important is it for pharmacists to model healthy behaviors for their patients?
Not at all
Pharmacies and the ACA
Thursday, August 1st, 2013
Do you think pharmacies should be educating patients about the Affordable Care Act?
Pharmacist Job Ranking
Wednesday, July 17th, 2013
Do you agree that pharmacist should rank third on the list of best jobs in the United States?
No, it should rank higher
No, it should rank lower
Cough and Cold Medication Labels
Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
Should OTC cough and cold medication labels be changed to recommend against use by children up to 6 years of age?
Thursday, June 27th, 2013
What factor do you think is most important in increasing patients’ medication adherence?
Personal connection with pharmacist
Consistent treatment from one doctor
Reducing unpleasant side effects
Pharmacist Provider Status Revisited
Wednesday, June 12th, 2013
Do you think pharmacists will win patient-care provider status under Medicare this year?
Tuesday, June 11th, 2013
What is the most important way to reduce pediatric poisonings with adult prescription drugs?
Fewer prescriptions to parents
Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
Are parents adequately aware of the need to protect their children against the sun?
Blood Pressure Control
Thursday, May 30th, 2013
Would you be interested in playing a bigger role in helping your patients to control their blood pressure?
I already play a major role
College Student Rx Drug Abuse
Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
Who should take primary responsibility for combating prescription drug abuse by college students?
Pharmacy Benefit Managers
Tuesday, May 14th, 2013
Do pharmacy benefit managers have too much power in their relationship with retail pharmacies?
Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
Do you think existing CE requirements are adequate to prepare pharmacists for future challenges?
Thursday, May 2nd, 2013
Do you agree with the FDA's decision to expand access to Plan B?
No, there should be no age restriction
No, the age limit should be higher
No, it should require a prescription
Thursday, April 25th, 2013
What is your preferred social media platform?
Thursday, April 18th, 2013
Do you agree with the FDA’s decision to reject generic versions of OxyContin that lack abuse-resistant features?
Thursday, April 4th, 2013
Do you own an iPad or are you planning to purchase one in the next year?
Will purchase in next 6 months
Will purchase in next 12 months
No plans to purchase
Thursday, March 28th, 2013
Do you think that pay-to-delay arrangements should be legal?
Joining an ACO
Thursday, March 21st, 2013
Are you or your organization currently planning to join an accountable care organization (ACO) or have you joined one already?
Accountable Care Organizations
Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
How important is it for pharmacies to join an accountable care organization (ACO) in the next 36 months?
Wednesday, February 27th, 2013
Do you think vitamin supplements should be subjected to greater regulation to ensure their contents match the dose on their labels?
Tuesday, February 12th, 2013
Do you think members of the public should be equipped with nasal naloxone to help reduce deaths from opioid overdose?
Yes, this will help save lives
No, it should be used only by medical personnel
No, efforts should be focused on reducing opioid abuse
Thursday, January 31st, 2013
How often do you dispense the generic version of a medication when the prescriber specifies the brand-name version?
Sometimes, depending on the medication
Sometimes, depending on the costs involved
Sometimes, depending on the patient’s wishes
Never, I follow the prescriber’s wishes
My state does not allow substitution when a brand-name drug is indicated
Compounding Pharmacy Regulation
Thursday, January 17th, 2013
Do you think your state will impose stricter regulations on compounding pharmacies?
Yes, new regulations will be imposed
Stricter regulations are already in place
Tuesday, January 8th, 2013
Do you think pharmacists should be given patient-care provider status under Medicare?
Tuesday, December 18th, 2012
How often do you use mobile apps to aid your pharmacy practice?
Less than once per month
We are not allowed to use mobile devices at work
Affordable Care Act & Health-System Pharmacy
Thursday, December 13th, 2012
To what extent will the Affordable Care Act affect health-system pharmacy?
Not at all.
Tuesday, December 11th, 2012
What do you say to patients regarding potential drug–grapefruit interactions?
I advise my patients to completely avoid grapefruit
I tell them to consume grapefruit only in moderation
I do not counsel about these interactions
Birth Control Pills OTC
Thursday, November 29th, 2012
Do you think birth control pills should be available over the counter?
Yes, but only if there is a minimum age requirement
Tuesday, November 13th, 2012
Do you think pharmacies should be allowed to sell alcohol?
My state does not allow pharmacies to sell alcohol
Wednesday, November 7th, 2012
Do you think that on-location pharmacies will increase or decrease patient readmissions?
Remain the same
Friday, November 2nd, 2012
Does your pharmacy have programs available to assist patients during natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy?
Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
Should the FDA be allowed to exercise greater oversight over compounding facilities?
In some instances
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
Is pharmacy a female-friendly profession?
Yes, but women don’t get the pay they deserve
Yes, but only for women without children
Hospital Drug Shortages
Thursday, September 20th, 2012
Compared with this time last year, how much are drug shortages impacting your ability to get patients the medication they need?
About the same
Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
Do your customers ask more questions about adverse effects relating to prescription or OTC medications?
About the same for each
Tuesday, September 4th, 2012
Do you think drive-through windows and express counters discourage interaction between pharmacists and patients?
Doesn't affect interaction
My pharmacy does not have a drive-through
Tuesday, August 21st, 2012
How often do your customers come to you with concerns about vaccinating their children?
Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
How responsible is the FDA for the increase in drug shortages over the last few years?
Not at all
Number of Prescriptions
Tuesday, July 24th, 2012
How many prescriptions is your average adult patient taking?
4 or more
Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
Do you think pharmacists’ training is as comprehensive as that of physicians?
Yes, in all subjects
Yes, in some topic areas
No, but it is just as valuable
Affordable Care Act
Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
Do you think retaining all of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act would help or hurt pharmacies?
Won't affect the pharmacy business
Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
Should men be allowed to pick up emergency contraception from the pharmacy?
Only with written consent
Weight Reduction Strategies
Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
How often do you have conversations with obese patients about weight reduction strategies?
Sometimes, if patients bring it up
Rarely, unless I am very concerned about the patient’s health
Thursday, May 17th, 2012
When recommending an OTC product to a patient, do you tend to suggest the cheapest option first?
Depends on the patient's financial circumstances
Thursday, May 17th, 2012
Does news of pharmacy robberies prompt you to consider applying for a gun permit?
No, I’d just prefer to hire more security
Tuesday, April 24th, 2012
What percentage of your patients are aware of the details of their insurance plan?
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Flu Shot May Reduce Pneumonia Risk
Antibiotics Still Overprescribed for Sore Throat
Mandatory Flu Shots Linked with Reduced Sick Day Use
Bill Clinton Praises Health Care Reform, Pharmacists
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