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Evolving Career Paths Offer Variety to Pharmacists
As the role of the pharmacist in health care continues to evolve and expand, pharmacy careers are adapting to meet modern needs and challenges.
From the Chairman
"As 2019 comes to a close and we head into 2020, the anticancer treatment landscape continues to expand, as does the role of pharmacists in the patient care continuum."
`Tis the Season for Holiday Travel
The holidays are upon us, and that means many people will fly to meet family and friends in the days and weeks ahead to celebrate the season, as well as travel to some popular vacation destinations for some well-deserved rest and relaxation.
Pharmacist Training in Suicide Awareness Can Save Lives
Suicide rates in the United States increased in nearly every state between 1999 and 2016. More than half of the states had a more than 30% rise in suicides during that period. In 2016, nearly 45,000 lives were lost to suicide.
Pharmacists Should Counsel Patients Before They Travel
Pharmacists can, and should, play an important role in counseling patients before they travel anywhere about what to do in the event of a GI illness while vacationing.
Pharmacists Can Play Key Role in Advocating for Women
Using Smartphones to Make Smarter Health Care Decisions
From monitoring a patient’s diabetes to reminding individuals about their immunization status, there is, as Apple would tell you, “an app for that.”
Pharmacists Can Help Prevent Suicides
Building a rapport with your patients and supporting them is practically in the job description of a pharmacist. These abilities put pharmacists in a key position to intervene with people who may be contemplating suicide.
Helping Patients Breathe Easier
Pharmacists have a great opportunity to educate patients about how to stay healthy and counsel those in need of symptom relief about their allergy treatment options.
Letter from the Chairman: Helping Patients Breathe Easier
Patients can breathe easier knowing that their local pharmacists are ideally positioned to help them manage their allegy, asthma and COPD conditions.
Pharmacists: Star Players on a Health Care Dream Team
During the keynote address of the 2018 American Society of Health System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting in Anaheim, California, basketball legend and HIV/AIDS prevention advocate Earvin “Magic” Johnson drew upon his experience both on the basketball court and in the business world to empower attendees to embrace their potential as health care providers and leaders.
A New Year With New Opportunities
As patients and providers turn their calendars to 2019, many pharmacists are making resolutions to improve public health in the new year.
Independent Pharmacies: Hearts of Their Communities
As health care evolves and large pharmacy chains grow and merge, many patients continue to fulfill their medication needs at their local independent pharmacies.
Flu Season Is Here, So Are Pharmacists
Flu season has arrived once again, and pharmacists across the country are gearing up to provide patients with vaccines to prevent influenza and medications to treat it.
October once again marks American Pharmacists Month, and given the significant impact that pharmacists make on their patients’ health, there is certainly much to celebrate.
Pharmacy Students: Voices for Health Care's Future
All great pharmacists begin their journey in pharmacy school, but with today’s students already taking the lead as tomorrow’s health care providers, it is important to recognize the significant role that they can play in shaping the profession.
Improving Health Across Rural America
Rural communities throughout the united states are at the heart of what makes this nation thrive, yet far too often the residents of these areas lack access to the health care they need. Residents of rural communities account for 20% of the US population, but just 10% of physicians practice in these areas, limiting patient interaction with primary care providers.
Pharmacists: Frontline Fighters in the Opioid Abuse Crisis
Opioid abuse has reached epidemic proportions in the united states, with the rising number of opioid-related overdoses and deaths alarming drug manufacturers, health care providers, lawmakers, and patients alike.
Saving Lives Through Collaboration
At the office where Pharmacy Times is produced, we have a saying that in many ways has become our company mantra: “collaboration saves lives.”
Affordability Is Key to Adherence
High drug prices are taking a toll not only on consumers’ wallets but on their health.
Voices for the Future
A Breath of Fresh Air
Spring is here, and though the change of season brings warmer weather and new life, it also can be a source of distress for those with allergies, asthma, or COPD.
Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due
Pharmacists are truly the unsung heroes of the health care team. From educating to immunizing, pharmacists play an essential role in improving outcomes, yet it seems that the full scope of their work is too often underappreciated.
In Memoriam: Pharmacy Times Editorial Director Kirk McKay
It is with a heavy heart that I share with you the news of the passing of our esteemed editorial director, Kirk McKay.
A Resolution to Beat Cancer
Many pharmacists and other health care professionals are starting 2018 in pursuit of a crucial goal: the prevention and treatment of cancer.
What Is a Pharmacist?
To their patients, pharmacists are many things: medication experts, immunizers, educators, and perhaps even friends.
Another Year, Another Flu Season
Star Players on the Diabetes Care Team
The increasing incidence of diabetes is outpacing the number of health care providers skilled in caring for affected patients.
The Health Care Leaders of Tomorrow
As health care continues to evolve, perhaps no group is more vital to the future of the pharmacy profession than the students who are set to inherit it.
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