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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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In January, the Iowa Pharmacy Association (IPA) held its annual Legislative Day, during which Iowa pharmacists met with their legislators to discuss the legislative priorities established by IPA’s Legislative Committee and Board of Trustees. This was a particularly...

source: APA

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) will be held this year on April 18–25. NIIW is an annual observance to promote the benefits of childhood immunizations and improve the health of children age two years...

source: CDC

In a new survey, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that physicians report relatively high awareness of state databases that track drug prescriptions but more than one-fifth indicated...

source: Newswise

Saying new bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Reps Doug Collins (R-GA) and Dave Loebsack (D-IA) will advance payment transparency within the Medicare prescription drug program, the Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) endorsed H.R. 244, the MAC Transparency Act.

source: PRNewswire

Iowa's MAC transparency law, which the PBM/mail order lobby challenged in court in hopes using a victory to attack similar laws in other states, emerged intact last week. On Feb. 18 the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa issued an initial victory for Iowa...

source: PFOA

Many covered entities choose to implement 340B and provide pharmacy services through contract pharmacy arrangement(s). Although this permits increased pharmacy access and services, it also expands the covered entities' responsibility...

source: p2phrsa

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