September 2015 Specialty Pharmacy

Treating Hepatitis C May Yield Economic Benefits

September 16, 2015

Hepatitis C Watch

Although hepatitis C virus medications are often costly to many patients, recent study results suggest that treating the disease can reduce absenteeism and increase productivity.

Forming Stronger Patient Connections

September 15, 2015

RESPy Awards

Marilyn Mootz, a pharmacy student at the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, firmly believes that pharmacists should influence positive change among their patients through exemplary care.

Hair Loss Due to Cancer Treatment

September 15, 2015

Patient Education

Approximately 65% of individuals undergoing chemotherapy will experience chemotherapy-induced hair loss, which is usually temporary and completely reversible when therapy ends.

Nonemergency? Head to the Retail Clinic

September 14, 2015

Retail Clinics

The introduction of retail clinics into the health care marketplace in the early 2000s has slowly shifted the way people receive ambulatory care-offering critical access to care for the nearly 77 million Americans who are uninsured or underinsured.

Immunization in a Nonhospital Setting: Managing Adverse Events

September 11, 2015

Immunization and Vaccination

Widespread vaccine use benefits the public by producing unprecedented good health. Vaccine-related adverse events, which can be perceived or real, can decrease vaccination rates, however.

Persistent Safety Issues in Community/Ambulatory Settings

September 09, 2015

Medication Safety

Despite the resolve of many across the nation who have demonstrated an unparalleled commitment to keeping patients safe and the many safety accomplishments achieved over the past few years, a number of medication safety issues remain unresolved.