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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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During CDC’s recent Public Health Grand Rounds webinar, How Pharmacists Can Improve our Nation’s Health, presenters described how pharmacists are one of the most accessible healthcare providers. Speakers made the case that pharmacists...

source: American Pharmacists Association

It is great to see federal provider status legislation that our national pharmacy organizations are supporting. H.R. 4190 would recognize pharmacists as providers to serve Medicare beneficiaries in medically underserved areas, and allow pharmacists to bill for various patient...

source: OPA

News that a doctor in New York City tested positive for Ebola sparked mandatory quarantine orders for heath workers returning from West Africa in New York and New Jersey recently. The outbreak has killed nearly 5,000 people in West Africa, but only a handful of cases have...

source: The Conversation

Last month, the Ohio Department of Medicaid sent all Ohio chain and independent pharmacies a new Cost of Dispensing survey ... and this time, the feds are pushing Ohio and other states to actually modify fees to more realistically match...

source: OPA

As a pharmacist care coordinator in Kroger Pharmacy’s Columbus-Ohio division, Brigid Long, PharmD, MS, oversees the pharmacy’s transitions of care programs. It’s her job to help ensure that patients recently...

source: American Pharmacists Association

The Ohio State Board of Pharmacy has announced the selection of Steven W. Schierholt, Esq. as its new executive director.

source: Ohio State Board of Pharmacy

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