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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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Ohio Northern University (ONU) student Nicholas Newman, a sixth-year pharmacy major from London, Ohio, has been awarded the Good Neighbor Pharmacy Scholarship. In 2010, ONU partnered with AmerisourceBergen Corporation to create...

source: Ohio Northern University

Legislators are on summer break, but that doesn’t mean we are. It’s been a busy year so far, but there’s a lot more work to be done! Get an update from OPA Executive Director Ernie Boyd on OPA’s progress in the 130th General Assembly. Also, get the...

source: OPA

Independent pharmacists are standing alongside a Zanesville, Ohio, lawmaker in pushing for the passage of Senate Bill 258. The proposed legislation would establish standards for the performance of pharmacy audits such as required notice...

source: The Akron Legal News

You know him. He’s that guy who hands you your pills from behind the counter – on the surface, a vendor-like transaction. End of story? Not quite. "We consider ourselves the last line of defense before somebody takes medication," says Mark Riley, president of...

source: U.S. News & World Report

A divided federal appeals court panel dealt a potentially major blow to President Obama's healthcare law, ruling that participants in health exchanges run by the federal government in 34 states are not eligible for billions of dollars in tax subsidies. But within hours,...

source: USA Today

Frank Gorzynski, PharmD, noticed that “Jake” usually ran out of his insulin detemir (Levimir—Novo Nordisk) and came in for refills before he was due. And recently, Jake’s physician had increased Jake’s...

source: American Pharmacists Association

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