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Anticipating Problems During First Wave of COVID-19 Vaccinations
Pharmacy Times® interviewed Rina Shah, PharmD, group vice president of pharmacy operations and services at Walgreens, on whether any unforeseen problems have arisen during the first wave of COVID-19 vaccinations at long-term care facilities.
Planning, Implementing Walgreens’ COVID-19 Vaccination Program at Long-term Care Facilities
Pharmacy Times® interviewed Rina Shah, PharmD, group vice president of pharmacy operations and services at Walgreens, on the first wave of COVID-19 vaccine administration at long-term care facilities across the country.
The Enforcement of 340B Drug Pricing Laws May Change Under the Biden Administration
Pharmacy Times® interviewed William von Oehsen, JD, principal at Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville, on a letter that was signed by President-elect Biden’s pick for HHS secretary to the outgoing HHS secretary on the enforcement of 340B drug pricing laws.
Anticipating Pharmacy Trends in 2021
In a recent interview with Pharmacy Times, Barbara Giacomelli, BS Pharm, PharmD, discussed the trends she hopes to see in the pharmacy field in 2021 and where she sees the landscape changing.
 
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Short Videos Can Be Effective for Improving Medication Adherence
Patrick Campbell, PharmD, PhD, the senior director of research at the Pharmacy Quality Alliance, discusses why sending a short video to a patient’s phone can improve primary medication adherence and why it’s more effective than text messages.  
Government’s Unwillingness to Act on 340B Drug Pricing Affects Patients at the Pharmacy Counter
Pharmacy Times® interviewed William von Oehsen, JD, principal at Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville, on how pharmacies and their patients are affected by issues regarding the regulation of the sale of 340B discounted drugs.
Latinx Pharmacists Are Uniquely Positioned to Serve Their Communities
Having a shared cultural understanding allows the pharmacy to make medical and educational interventions relevant to the patient and allows patients to actively participate in their care.
 
Lawsuit Asks HHS and HRSA to Take Action Against the Restriction of the Sale of 340B Drugs
Pharmacy Times® interviewed William von Oehsen, JD, principal at Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville, on a lawsuit filed against the HHS and HRSA regarding the sale of 340B discounted drugs.
Resources to Help Pharmacists Develop Alternative Flu Vaccination Sites
Pharmacy Times® interviewed Alan Green, the US head of sales, infectious disease at AstraZeneca, on the Flu+Force campaign and the resources it provides to help pharmacists develop alternative flu vaccination sites.
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The COVID-19 and the Rise in Cancer Mortality
Randall A. Oyer, MD, discusses rising cancer mortality during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and what that means for cancer care.
Preparing for the Waiting Period in the Pharmacy Following COVID-19 Vaccinations
Pharmacy Times® interviewed Michael Flannery, PharmD, the assistant director of pharmacy operations at the University of Rochester Medical Center, on the process for managing the waiting period in the pharmacy following COVID-19 immunizations.
Communication Is Critical for Effective COVID-19 Immunization in a Hospital Pharmacy
Pharmacy Times® interviewed Michael Flannery, PharmD, the assistant director of pharmacy operations at the University of Rochester Medical Center, on the process for immunizing staff at a hospital pharmacy with the COVID-19 vaccines.