Top 10 Drug Topics Web Articles of 2017


Our 10 best articles, based on the number of views.

It’s hard to believe it, but 2017 is already at an end. Over the past 12 months, we here at Drug Topics have brought you hundreds of articles (in both web and print) on the latest industry news, tips for helping you patients be healthier, and the info you need to help you perform at your best.

Over the past year, the only thing you loved more than reading stories from or about other pharmacists was data on salaries. How appropriate then, that we end 2017 on a note about salaries. If you’re looking for a bigger slice of that pie-or just want to move somewhere a little less stressful-we’ve got you covered.

So without further ado, here are the Top 10 Drug Topics articles from this year, based on how many people viewed them.

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10.  The Top 7 Craziest Drugs in the Pipeline

Even with a trained eye, watching what is coming through the drug pipeline can get a little boring.

However, if you search through the hundreds of applications claiming to be The Next Great Thing, eventually you stumble onto the strange side of the pipeline; the side with out-there drugs, strange indications, and even weirder development methods. After looking around, we found seven of the weirdest drugs we could find in the pipeline-all of them real (we promise!).

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9. Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Vaccination?

More pharmacists are providing vaccinations than ever. And as they become a bigger part of pharmacy life, it's important to know the best information available. Take our quiz to find out if you know everything you need to know about vaccinations.

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8. The Top 4 Medication Errors Your Patients are Making

Part of keeping patients safe includes anticipating the mistakes that patients make. Here are four common medication mistakes that you need to be watching out for.

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7. CE: Pharmacist Perspective on the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

In this CE activity, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians learn about identifying the risks and benefits of opioid therapy and improving its long-term safety. Read the article and earn up to 2 CPE credits.

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6. The Wackiest Pharmacy Stories From the 70s

In this three-part series, we took a trip down memory lane to look at some of the most interesting stories our readers had in the 70s. They prove that the more pharmacy changes, the more it really stays same.

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5. Top 7 Worst Customer Stories

We asked, you delivered. Here are your worst customer stories. From throwing things to shouting nonsense at you, pharmacists sure do deal with a lot. We received dozens of submissions detailing abuse of every kind-physical, mental, emotional. You were threatened with everything from frozen dinners to guns. Customers blamed you for everything that could possibly go wrong (but more often for things that you did right). You were attacked with personal insults. You had a surprising variety of items thrown at your heads.

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4. The Worst Pharmacy Bosses of All Time

Everyone has to start their career on the bottom. No matter if you’re the pharmacy manager at a large hospital or the CEO of a giant pharmacy chain or the owner of your own independent pharmacy, at some point you’ve had a boss in charge of you. And chances are, at least one of those bosses has been terrible.

Here were some of your worst stories about those terrible bosses.

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3. From 50 to 1, the Best and Worst Pharmacist Salaries by State

Are you thinking about moving? Are you tired of snowy winters or constant rain? Does your state bore you? Do you want to make more money?

If you answered yes to any of these questions (or if you just want to know if you’re being paid enough at your job), be sure to check out the best and worst paying states for pharmacists.

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2. The Top 10 Worst States to Be a Pharmacist

A lone factor or two rarely swung a state’s ranking. For instance, pharmacists in Iowa ranked number 49 in total mean wage, but that ranking did not stop them from coming in third place, overall. There are other factors to consider, as well. For another example, the average pharmacist in Alaska made more money than anyone in the country, but Alaska appears on this list.

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1.  The Top 10 States to Be a Pharmacist

One of the great things about living in the United States of America is that if you don’t like where you live, you have a choice of 49 other states to hang your hat. But before you pack the car and uproot your family, consider our list of the top ten states for pharmacists.

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