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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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Compounding pharmacists are concerned about Express Scripts’ decision to stop covering around 1,000 active compounded drug ingredients used by compounding pharmacies to create topical treatments. Soon Express Scripts will be blocking coverage for the ingredients,...

source: Drug Topics

The Coalition for Community Pharmacy Action (CCPA) is sponsoring a national community pharmacy cost of dispensing study. CCPA is an alliance between the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists...

source: Coalition for Community Pharmacy Action

Serious complications related to vaccines are very rare, and there is no evidence that immunizations cause autism, according to an analysis of 67 research studies. The analysis comes as many vaccine-preventable diseases are making a comeback, often in communities with low...

source: USA Today

Starlin Haydon-Greatting, MS, BSPharm, FAPHA, director of clinical programs at the Illinois Pharmacists Association, discusses how pharmacists can become involved in patient-centered medical homes and accountable care organizations. This...

source: Pharmacy Times

Two years ago, two prominent Chicago businessmen resigned their board seats at Aon Corp. rather than endorse the commercial insurance brokerage's tax-motivated move of its corporate headquarters to London from Chicago. That decision by Ariel Investments LLC CEO John Rogers...

source: Crain's Chicago Business

Angela House, RPH, Northside Pharmacy pharmacist, was one of 16 pharmacists selected to participate in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Research and Education Foundation’s 2014 Pain and Palliative Care Traineeship. House has completed the first two...

source: Perry Tribune


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