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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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A medication safety initiative has begun at Nationwide Children's Hospital to standardize enteral compound concentrations across the state of Ohio. This initiative aims to eliminate dosing errors associated with multiple concentrations for compounded drugs.

source: OPA

Please send CV to the following email: vincekchu@gmail.com The position will open in approximately 6 to 8 weeks.

source: OPA

On Monday, March 16th, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) announced the kick-off tour of their Community Pharmacy-Based Point-of-Care Testing certificate program. The training program, which is being offered at no charge, will be held in ten cities across...

source: NACDS

Beginning May 1, TRICARE plans to implement a screening process to ensure it covers all ingredients of a compound drug claim. TRICARE will screen all ingredients in compound drugs to ensure they are safe, effective and covered by TRICARE. Express Scripts, the TRICARE pharmacy...

source: TRICARE

On March 6, FDA announced the establishment of a public docket to receive information, recommendations, and comments on matters related to the FDA’s regulation of compounding of human drug products under sections 503A and 503B FD&C Act. The docket is intended for general...

source: FDA

Spending on specialty medicines took a record rise in the U.S. last year, driven primarily by new drugs for hepatitis C, according to pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts, which has been waging a war against the therapies' costs.

source: CNBC

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