Improper waste management affects both the environment and public health, so it is important to know the regulations governing pharmaceutical waste and to teach patients how best to dispose of unused drugs.
Each year, community pharmacists are recognized by their peers through nominations for Drug Topics' annual Top Independent Pharmacists awards, which honor 3 pharmacists or pharmacy teams for their contributions to local life.
Want to save $1 million annually on pharmacy costs? Go lean, as in lean management. That's what Elkhart General Hospital did with medication administration.
Pharmacies soon may be stocking their shelves with laboratory-developed tests that first require FDA approval.
Recalling the desperate fight for life that was waged by juvenile diabetes patients not even a century ago, "Breakthrough: The Dramatic Story of the Discovery of Insulin" will be on view at the New York Historical Society from October 2010 through January 2011.
Denying yourself food to protest the policies of a corporate behemoth seems a bit ... extreme. Nonetheless, such an action may be a legitimate warning about the state of retail pharmacy today.
In a novel collaboration with PBM giant CVS Caremark and its specialty pharmacy Generation Health, PGXL Laboratories will use its expertise in anticoagulants to improve the quality of patient care through pharmacogenetic testing, physician education, and drug-specific software programs.
Generic manufacturers and consumer budgets are the big winners in the ongoing voluntary recall of millions of packages of pediatric liquid medications manufactured by McNeil Consumer Healthcare.
Patients often bring their own set of challenges with them to the pharmacy counter and community pharmacists have taken notice. Many have responded by creating programs that not only help patients secure the medication they need, but also offer them ways to make the most of their treatment plans.
Use of bar-code technology is widespread in the general retail environment. Its advantages have not yet been fully exploited in the hospital and community-pharmacy settings.