Empowering Women in Pharmacy to Take on More Leadership RolesMay 3rd 2019
It was during the middle of the night when Suzanne Soliman, PharmD, founder of the Pharmacist Mom Group on Facebook, got the idea for her group page, which has since grown to be one of the most active on the popular social media platform, with more than 2 million posts last year alone.
Health Care Professionals Bring Drug Shortage Concerns to Capitol HillApril 26th 2019
Last week, National Association of EMS Physicians members joined with other health care professionals on Capitol Hil to bring attention to the issue of drug shortages, as emergency medical facilities across the country are forced to severely restrict use of certain IV fluids, anti-nausea medications, airway management medications, and other essential emergency medications (EEMs).
CMS Officials Announce Plan to Require Price Transparency in Prescription Drug TV AdsOctober 17th 2018
Officials with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this week proposed requiring drug manufacturers to include prices in direct-to-consumer television advertisements for prescription drugs.
CMS Officials Propose Requiring Drug Manufacturers to Disclose Drug Prices in TV AdsOctober 16th 2018
Officials with the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturing Association (PhRMA) said in a press release that they plan to request member companies’ direct-to-consumer (DTC) television advertisements to direct patients to information about medicine costs, including the list price of the medicine, out-of-pocket costs or other context about the potential cost of the medicine and available financial assistance.
Pharmacists: Partner with Physicians on Chronic Care to Better Manage PatientsOctober 8th 2018
It is important for pharmacists to position themselves as the health experts that can help patients with chronic conditions, and as the experts on the Medicare payment codes that can benefit both physician and pharmacist.
Independent Pharmacists: Separate Yourself From the CompetitionOctober 7th 2018
Offering immunizations (and making sure to carefully assess immunizations are up to date), medication therapy management (MTM), medication synchrnonization, and point of care testing are all ways, Kneeland explained, that pharmacists can carve out a niche for themselves.
Officials with NCPA Applaud Opioid Relief Package, Which President Expected to SignOctober 6th 2018
HR 6—which was passed in the Senate on Wednesday and in the House of Representatives last week—instructs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a technical expert panel to review quality measures regarding opioids and opioid use disorders.
Narcan Reportedly Saves Singer's LifeJuly 25th 2018
The opioid reversal agent Narcan (naloxone) was reportedly used to save singer Demi Lovato’s life after an apparent drug overdose, and pharmacists may get more questions this week about what this medication is used for and how to use it. A video below contains advice on how to answer those questions.