The major message of the 2009 National Community Pharmacists Association's Annual Conference on National Legislation & Government Affairs was "get into politics, or get out of pharmacy."
The stimulus package passed in February has catapulted the field of comparative effectiveness research into a defining moment.
Pharmacy schools and practicing pharmacists around the United States recently said they noticed an imbalance in racial diversity in the field. The disparity has become so apparent that it is driving several organizations to do something about it.
Pharmacist have many career options. Whether they're interested in politics, teaching, or travel, they can find fulfillment on and off the beaten path.
When state medication therapy management programs (MTMs) tap into pharmacists' clinical skills, patient outcomes improve and drug therapy errors decline significantly.
The New York Senate is considering a bill to permit qualifying seniors to obtain their prescription medications from a Canadian pharmacy group. New York pharmacists oppose any plan to take pharmacy dollars out of the state.
Now that pharmacists are empowered to vaccinate and immunize in every state but Maine, each state must work out regulatory requirements and protocols.
Widespread confusion about the new label format for prescription drugs has sent FDA officials to association meetings around the country, explanations in hand.
In an effort to permit community pharmacies to negotiate better contracts, Reps. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) recently introduced legislation designed to level the playing field between community pharmacies and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs).
The profession of pharmacy is dedicated to supporting health and wellbeing. The sale of cigarettes in pharmacies is a blemish upon that healthcare image. Pharmacists and their organizations must act to stop this practice.