The message: Experience finally matters.
The EPA is looking for mismanagement of hazardous pharmaceutical waste generated by hospitals and other healthcare facilities. The odds are good that your hospital is in violation.
State courts have not agreed on the question of when or if pharmacists have a duty to warn a patient of potential ill effects of a prescribed drug. Weigh in on the discussion.
The NCPA will continue to work with the government in 2012 to make changes for you and your patients.
In most cases, a pharmacy is, by definition, a HIPAA-covered entity, so it is subject to a possible audit by the federal government. Here's what you can do to prepare–just in case.
Having an ambulatory pharmacy within a healthcare facility can assist discharged patients with their medication regimen and help to improve medication adherence, which can also help reduce the number of readmissions and increase patient satisfaction.
Our salvation lies in cheapness. It is the way of the world, and embracing it is the key to our survival.
Pharmacists are starting to remember that this is their profession, and they are getting ready to leave some blood and teeth on the floor to take it back.
In comprehensive medication reviews, the focus is no longer on just the bag of medications, but on the care of the patient as a whole.
Readers speak out about mail-order concerns and changes in the profession. One reader even waxes poetic.