Pharmacists save the medical system millions of dollars every day by being the last resort for the poor people who have nowhere else to turn.
This issue is a milestone for Drug Topics, with the publication of the 200th column by Jim Plagakis to appear under the heading "JP at Large."
Despite the barriers to provision of MTM that exist for pharmacists, figuring out a way to do it is our professional obligation.
In his 200th column for Drug Topics' "JP at Large," Jim Plagakis reflects on some moments that stand out.
Recreational drug use has evolved over the years and "pharming" — kids lifting pills from the folks' medicine cabinets — is now second only to marijuana use.
Ongoing diabetes education facilitated by qualified diabetes educators can reduce healthcare costs and improve health outcomes for those diagnosed with diabetes and those at high risk for the disease.
The pharmacist sitting in the office is interested in squeezing out another penny per prescription. The pharmacist behind the locked gate is interested in going home before midnight. Both cannot happen. A side must be chosen.
Pharmacists are uniquely situated to administer vaccines to their patients. But with so many problems still overlooked and unresolved, are community pharmacists ready for this new task?
From medication therapy management to diabetes self-management education programs, retail pharmacists have begun to solidify a new role for themselves on the healthcare team.
For this pharmacist, the best education is in magazine advertisements. The ads give the big three: What the drug does. Why it is better than the others on the market. What the dangers are.