Mel Seabright, PharmD, MBA
Mel Seabright, PharmD, MBA
Mel Seabright, PharmD, MBA, is a clinical pharmacist specializing in pharmacy benefits management and managed care. He has extensive experience in utilization management, medical writing and drug information.
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Oct 30, 2017 @01:16 AM
CVS Health has reportedly placed a bid to buy Aetna, one of the nation’s largest health insurers.

Apr 13, 2017 @12:09 PM
Unless you are planning to retire soon, you should be prepared for your NEXT position because your job situation can change tomorrow.

Feb 1, 2017 @04:16 AM
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition characterized by transient or persistent erythema of the central face including inflammatory papules or pustules, telangiectasia, or hyperplasia of the connective tissue.1 At least 14 million people in the United States have rosacea, and the prevalence may be as high as 5%.1,2 This disease is most common in women (especially during menopause), people with fair skin, and in adults between the ages of 30 and 60.2

Oct 27, 2016 @07:46 AM
Atopic Dermatitis (AD) is a chronic, pruritic, relapsing inflammatory skin disease. AD onset is most common between 3 months and 6 months of age, with approximately 60% of patients developing the eruption in the first year of life and 90% by 5 years of age. The majority of affected individuals (70% to 90%) have resolution of disease by adulthood

Jul 18, 2016 @01:59 AM
The FDA recently approved lifitegrast ophthalmic solution (Xiidra) to treat both the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease (DED) with an onset of action in as little as 2 weeks.

Jul 5, 2016 @02:24 AM
Two new analyses have further cemented Entresto's place in heart failure therapy.

May 18, 2016 @08:17 AM
Epilepsy is a brain disorder that predisposes an individual to recurrent unprovoked seizures.

May 11, 2016 @03:50 AM
The FDA recently approved pimavanserin (Nuplazid) as the first drug therapy for hallucinations and delusions associated with Parkinson's disease psychosis.

Mar 30, 2016 @09:27 AM
Listening to your irritable bowel syndrome patients with empathy and concern will go a long way toward helping them improve their health.

Feb 19, 2016 @02:18 AM
No matter what job you hold in pharmacy, you're likely to run into some funny situations.

Feb 12, 2016 @08:37 AM
If you're a retail pharmacist or pharmacy technician, you've likely experienced issues with getting compounded prescription drug claims paid.

Feb 5, 2016 @05:46 AM
It's highly likely that someone you know has autism.

Jan 25, 2016 @10:13 AM
Some studies have reported an association between marijuana use and individual metabolic syndrome factors, while others have found no relationship.

Dec 9, 2015 @05:43 AM
Are you looking to leave the traditional path of retail or hospital pharmacy?

Dec 4, 2015 @01:46 AM
Counseling friends and relatives always has the potential to be difficult.

Nov 5, 2015 @05:13 AM
The value of vitamin D supplementation is regularly debated.

Oct 15, 2015 @07:19 AM
In recognition of American Pharmacists Month, Mel Seabright, PharmD, MBA, shares how he became a pharmacist.

Oct 8, 2015 @02:04 AM
While I'm far from being an expert in oncology, I strongly feel that anticancer treatments should be affordable.

Sep 17, 2015 @02:59 AM
it's important for pharmacists' drug knowledge to stay current.

Sep 2, 2015 @03:14 AM
Pharmacists have an opportunity to provide patient education regarding proper hydration before exercise.

Aug 14, 2015 @02:12 AM
Since pharmacy benefit manager jobs are relatively rare, most pharmacists don't know what it's like to work for one.

Aug 10, 2015 @04:49 AM
Learning how to cooperate with a manager should be every employee's goal.

Aug 3, 2015 @06:55 AM
Do you carefully examine the explanation of benefits forms that you receive from your health insurer?

Jul 27, 2015 @09:36 AM
In my limited experience at retail pharmacies, I rarely see patients being counseled.

Jul 22, 2015 @01:12 AM
It's July and the peak heat of summer is finally here. In addition to enjoying the weather, my thoughts also go out to the 2015 pharmacy graduates.

Jul 17, 2015 @01:45 AM
Although proton pump inhibitors are widely used, they are not without risks.

Jul 9, 2015 @02:19 AM
Novartis's new heart failure drug, sacubitril and valsartan (Entresto), was recently approved by the FDA.

Jul 9, 2015 @02:03 AM
Like most pharmacists, I have a very high opinion of generic medications.

Jul 1, 2015 @01:23 AM
One reason you may be unhappy with your job is that you are not using your strengths.

Jun 30, 2015 @12:54 PM
When the FDA approved Hetlioz, it did not specify in the product indication that the drug was solely for use in blind patients.