We're Getting Back on the Road Again

Pharmacy Times, February 2022, Volume 88, Issue 2

After almost 2 years of attending conferences virtually, the Pharmacy Times editorial team is getting back on the road again.

After almost 2 years of attending conferences virtually, the Pharmacy Times editorial team is looking forward to getting back on the road again.

This month, team members will be at the Pharmacy Development Services PDS 2022 conference in Orlando, Florida. Things really ramp up in March, when we will attend the 2022 Community Oncology Alliance’s ’22 Community Oncology Conference in Kissimmee, Florida, and the American Pharmacists Association’s 2022 Annual Meeting & Expo in San Antonio, Texas. In April, Pharmacy Times will be onsite at the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association Annual Conference 2022, also in Boston.

Check out our conference page on the Pharmacy Times website to stay up to date on our coverage, which includes news and video interviews (https://www.pharmacytimes.com/conference). We hope to see you at these industry meetings!

In other Pharmacy Times news, we are launching a Future of Pharmacy initiative, where we look broadly at where the profession is going and what changes are here to stay, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics will include the elevated role of pharmacy technician and support staff members, technology growth, consumer expectations of pharmacies and pharmacists, changes at pharmacy schools and to their curricula, integrated health, pharmacy professional burnout, and alternate career paths. Be on the lookout for related videos and articles under a new resource center that will be created on PharmacyTimes.com.

Meanwhile, in this month’s print issue, to coincide with Valentine’s Day, we look at heart health. This month’s cover feature examines medication adherence issues that affect cardiovascular management. The OTC Focus article explores the latest developments in heart health supplements. And the Generic Focus article discusses new study results showing that Medicare could save money using generic cardiovascular medications.

This issue also includes information about medications for weight loss, age-related mix-ups for COVID-19 vaccines, helping patients maintain good oral health, as well as part 2 of the 2021 Pharmacy Times salary survey.

Finally, amid some encouraging news on the pandemic front, we again thank pharmacy professionals for their heroic efforts during the past 2 years. A dozen states and more than 1200 US counties are reporting drops of 25% or more in new COVID-19 cases, new federal data. Let’s hope that this positive trend continues.

Thanks for reading!

REFERENCE

Jewett C. New COVID-19 cases plunge 25% or more as behavior changes. U.S. News & World Report. January 28, 2021. Accessed February 1, 2022. https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2021-01-28/new-covid-19-cases-plunge-as-behavior-changes