This Week on Drug Topics: July 5 to July 9


Here’s a preview of the featured content to watch for this week on Drug Topics®.

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President Biden fell short of his goal of getting 70% of Americans vaccinated by July 4. The CDC estimates that 67.1% of US adults have received at least 1 COVID-19 vaccine as of this article’s press time. Keeping up with pandemic news is more important than ever, so check back to Drug Topics® to stay informed on the latest coronavirus-related news and research.

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The Latest from Total Pharmacy®: Support for DIR Fee Reform Legislation Continues

According to the National Community Pharmacists Association, pharmacy price concessions have increased by 91,500% in the last decade.

DIR fees have been cited as an integral reason for pharmacies closing. Further, access to health care services is reduced due to the current system in rural and underserved communities. Reform would enable transparency and limit pharmacy benefit managers clawing back fees from pharmacies.

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Drug Topics® Journal, July 2021 Digital Edition

The July 2021 digital edition of Drug Topics Journal will soon be available on In this issue,you’ll find great insights into the latest pharmacy trends in independent community practice, diabetes, respiratory and autoimmune diseases, and more.

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Medical World News: ADA Scientific Session Coverage

Stay tuned for Drug Topics® coverage of the American Diabetes Association’s 81st Scientific Sessions, including interviews with study investigators from phase 3 clinical trials on faricimab, the first treatment that targets 2 pathways of diabetic macular edema (DME).

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On Demand: What You Don't Know Can Cost You: Simple Ways to Make Data-Driven Decisions in Your Pharmacy

In this podcast episode with Jeff Harrell, PharmD, learn simple tools and tips to optimize profitability and streamline operations using objective data straight from your pharmacy

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In Case You Missed It: 2021 Good Neighbor Pharmacy of the Year Finalist Spotlight

From an impressive pool of nearly 900 nominees and over 5,000 nominations for those pharmacies, 3 stores have emerged as the finalists for the 2021 Pharmacy of the Year award, presented by Good Neighbor Pharmacy.

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