Twelve pharmacy groups have formed a coalition to promote common pharmacy principles for health care reform.
A pharmacy risk manager can help reduce medication errors, improve patient safety, manage quality improvement, monitor claims and expenses, and improve healthcare delivery.
Criminals buy cold remedies for the pseudoephedrine, which they use to make methamphetamine. Kansas pharmacists are fighting back with MethShield, an electronic program that tracks sales and catches illegal purchasers in the act. It even calls the cops.
On October 1, 2008, San Francisco becomes the first city in the United States to ban the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products in pharmacies.
Lawmakers are using financial carrots and sticks to induce doctors to begin electronic prescribing.
While the new MIPPA law implements several pro-pharmacy measures, other provisions ultimately could hurt a pharmacist's bottom line.
New technology news for pharmacists.
A delay in AMP implementation, prompt pay for Medicare Part D claims, and e-pedigree are among the major issues addressed at the NCPA legislative show.
The California board of pharmacy has decided to postpone its electronic pedigree rule that was expected to go into effectin January 2009
Once limited to just a few states, prescription drug monitoring programs are now up and running or in the offing in many states.