Jason Poquette
Jason Poquette
Jason Poquette, RPh, is a 1993 graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy. For most of his career, he has held retail pharmacy management positions. He also spent 7 years working in health plan formulary analysis and research. He currently works for Pharmacy Healthcare Solutions (PHS) as manager of an outpatient hospital pharmacy, developing programs to improve utilization of the pharmacy and transitional care for patients.
Articles
Jul 26, 2018 @06:11 PM
This is Part II in a 2-part series on Verifying Prescriptions.

Jul 9, 2018 @06:00 PM
Prescription Verification is a critical step in the filling process. We should talk about it more with our students and colleagues.

Apr 23, 2018 @02:28 AM
The passing of Pharmacy Times editor, Kirk McKay, has reminded me of how important the work of an editor is. He will be missed.

Apr 5, 2018 @05:29 PM
Angry patients seem to be more common at the pharmacy counter. Here are 5 tips to calm them down.

Jul 13, 2017 @12:02 PM
This brand has evolved over the past 2 decades.

May 23, 2017 @12:18 PM
Businesses need great leaders. An often unconsidered source for leadership talent are successful pharmacy managers!

Feb 21, 2017 @02:38 AM
This year saw a steep decline in the overall pass rate for the NAPLEX. This may be due to some changes in format, but some unanswered questions remain.

Dec 6, 2016 @04:52 AM
A new study questions the safety of the popular PPI (proton pump inhibitor) drugs with respect to risk for ischemic stroke. This article examines the evidence with a focus on patient counseling.

Nov 30, 2016 @02:14 AM
Effective pharmacy management is about learning to be a servant to others. All of the responsibilities of a pharmacy manager can be generally grouped under 4 focuses of service.

Nov 17, 2016 @03:28 AM
Reports show that sales and revenue from Hepatitis C treatments are declining. What does this mean for patients?

Oct 31, 2016 @11:00 AM
Massachusetts passed a new law requiring practitioners to check MassPAT (the Massachusetts Prescription Awareness Tool) before prescribing narcotics. Whether this will help reduce doctor-shopping will depend on several things.

Oct 19, 2016 @03:31 AM
Drug coupons that reduce the copay for brand-name medications have sometimes been criticized for driving up health care costs, but it possible that there's an upside to their use as well?

Sep 2, 2016 @05:48 AM
The allegations seem foggy.

Aug 29, 2016 @07:32 AM
This process becomes routine for pharmacists over time, but each step is important.

Aug 9, 2016 @02:06 AM
There are some frustrations certain pharmacists deal with in their practice settings that others hardly ever encounter at all.

Aug 6, 2016 @03:10 AM
The prescription filling process is filled with pitfalls and potential problems.

Jun 28, 2016 @08:38 AM
Recent study results published in JAMA showed a correlation between drug company-sponsored meals and physician prescribing practices.

Jun 16, 2016 @05:02 AM
Here are 5 ways to add diversity to your job title without changing companies.

May 24, 2016 @04:04 AM
With co-pays and deductibles always increasing, pharmacies have an opportunity to work with patients and providers to help reduce medication costs.

May 10, 2016 @04:08 AM
As a member of the Class of 2016, you deserve props for successfully completing the long and arduous journey through pharmacy school and rotations.

Apr 11, 2016 @07:33 AM
in the midst of all the discussion on how to reduce opioid prescribing and abuse, there seems to be awkward silence when it comes to the largest group of opioid users: nonabusers.

Apr 4, 2016 @07:28 AM
The phone interview may not win you the job, but it can often lose you the job.

Mar 2, 2016 @10:56 AM
The pharmacy job market recently saw its steepest drop in the last 10 years, according to data collected by the Pharmacy Workforce Center.

Jan 28, 2016 @04:32 AM
Retail pharmacists working in traditional chain and independent pharmacy settings can expect to see 7000 fewer jobs by 2024.

Nov 29, 2015 @05:02 AM
More and more pharmacists are unfortunately facing the challenge of unemployment.

Oct 15, 2015 @03:02 AM
It has been a year since the DEA reclassified all drugs containing the opioid hydrocodone as Schedule II controlled substances.

Sep 8, 2015 @03:29 AM
Here are some important drug facts to review before Addyi launches in October.

Aug 24, 2015 @01:55 AM
A pharmacist's perspective of OxyContin's approval for use in patients ages 11 to 16.

Aug 3, 2015 @09:13 AM
Repeated requests for early refills may be a sign that a medication is being misused or diverted.

Jul 6, 2015 @02:04 AM
CVS's acquisition of Target's pharmacy business is just the latest example of changes that are on the horizon for the pharmacy profession.

Apr 9, 2015 @01:45 AM
Generic drugs are cheap, effective, and FDA approved. So, what's the problem?

Feb 25, 2015 @01:51 AM
Pharmacy robberies are far from rare.

Jan 13, 2015 @05:08 AM
AbbVie and Gilead are fighting over hepatitis C drug market share.

Dec 29, 2014 @06:46 AM
Express Scripts strikes a deal with AbbVie to provide its hepatitis C treatment to members at a discounted rate. But will this deal end up costing more in the end?

Dec 1, 2014 @02:50 AM
A reflection and thank you to those in the pharmacy profession for their involvement with patients this past year.

Oct 29, 2014 @03:05 AM
Should CVS Caremark be allowed to charge patients more for buying their prescriptions at stores that sell tobacco?

Sep 18, 2014 @11:08 AM
Supporters of the upcoming rescheduling of hydrocodone combination products believe it will help curb our drug abuse and addiction problem in the United States. I don't think so. This article explains why.