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Have a heart: A pharmacist's reflection on medicine adherence

We know that compliance with prescribed medication therapies is embarrassingly low. So have a heart and teach your patients how to take their prescription medication. It's more important than you might think. In fact, results from a recent...

source: By Jason Poquette
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CVS, which recently pulled tobacco products from its 7,700 pharmacies nationwide, may soon make it more expensive to fill prescriptions at pharmacies that haven't done likewise. Beginning next year, Caremark, the pharmacy benefits management...

source: Chicago Tribune (subscription required)

B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA, CEO of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), discusses increasing...

source: Pharmacy Times

The Ohio State Board of Pharmacy has several rules that are being considered that will impact your practice. There will be a public hearing to discuss these rules on Dec. 2, in Columbus. Please take a look to see if there is anything that...

source: OPA

OPA held their first APhA The Pharmacist & Patient-Centered Diabetes Care Certificate Training Program on Thursday, Sept. 25, at the OPA office. The program is an intensive educational experience designed to equip pharmacists with the knowledge,...

source: OPA

“What about those electronic cigarettes?” is a question that more and more patients will be asking their pharmacists as they seek to fend off the harmful effects of their nicotine addictions. The use of these battery-powered vaporizers, also known as “e-cigarettes,”...

source: OPA

In an effort to better connect pharmacists with their elected officials, OPA coordinated two recent roundtables with State Senators and pharmacists who work and/or live in their districts. The events were huge successes, and after receiving rave reviews from both the legislators...

source: OPA


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