In a sign of the profession’s evolution, more than 300 pharmacy technicians have now been certified as Compounded Sterile Preparation Technicians, according to the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.
Amid an evolving health care landscape, pharmacists’ growing role in administering influenza and other vaccines can provide them with new opportunities to enhance their business and improve patient health.
When an insurer requires prior authorization (PA) from a prescriber to cover the expense of a medication and the patient allegedly is told that the pharmacist would contact the prescriber to pursue that but the communication fails and the patient dies, what is the liability of the pharmacy?
The results of a recent UK study reveal that psychological distress, whether considered low or moderate, can increase a patient’s risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, arthritis, and cardiovascular disease.
The New Orleans Pharmacy Museum reminds us that although the first pharmacy license was issued almost 200 years ago, the requirement persists to this day, and no pharmacy enterprise should be haunted by doubts about its compliance responsibilities.
Hospital pharmacy directors say that providing appropriate and safe drug therapy has become extremely challenging during shortages and has led to numerous instances of compromised care, potentially harmful errors, and unsafe practices.
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.