Viewpoints

Pharmacy Employees: Essential Workers Amid Pandemic but Often Overlooked

September 18, 2020

Pharmacy technicians work alongside pharmacists to meet unprecedented demands during these times. They are not expendable.

To “Buy American” Generic Drugs, Pharmacists Must Be Adequately Reimbursed

August 20, 2020

Why do we pharmacists buy generics from foreign manufacturers? The answer is pure and simple: the cost.

Why Patient Education Is More Important Than Ever

August 12, 2020

How pharmacists can address knowledge gaps and health literacy challenges to help people with chronic conditions stay adherent to drug therapies

Go to Bat for Patients in Need

July 27, 2020

“I just hope that pharmacists’ judgment can soon be a contributing factor in pharmacotherapy decisions made by PBMs and insurance companies.”

Three Small Staffing Changes That Can Boost Your Pharmacy's Profits

July 22, 2020

Although there's no magic formula for finding the appropriate pharmacy staffing levels, there are subtle shifts you can make that will have a big impact on your bottom line.

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

June 12, 2020

This small, 1200-square-foot drugstore will take care of the patients and their problems that the big-box guys could care less about.

Opinion: Hydroxychloroquine at the Center of COVID-19 Discussions

May 18, 2020

"I have to admit that in all 39 years of my career as a community pharmacist, I have never seen a drug that was the center of such intense political discussion."

Pharmacists: Never Miss An Opportunity to Counsel

April 13, 2020

“I had been practicing for 4 years at that time and longed for the day that pharmacists would have input in patient’s pharmacotherapy. That day is here!”

Addressing the ‘Glut’ of Pharmacists

March 20, 2020

It’s my hope that 2020 is a profession changing year, starting with the schools of pharmacy.

$99 Insulin Program: The ‘Shot Heard Around the Health Care World’

February 17, 2020

Novo Nordisk has fired the first “shot heard around the health care world.”

The 'Unattainable Triangle' of Community Pharmacy

January 21, 2020

Quality, speed, and price has been referred to as the "Unattainable Triangle".

Pharmacy Trends in 2020 and Beyond: Preparing for a New Decade

January 20, 2020

As we head into a new year, Drug Topics® is exploring some of the latest pharmacy trends and how they will shape the industry in the next decade. 

What Pharmacists Are Saying About Stress

January 17, 2020

Let’s take a look at some of the most common issues pharmacists are facing, as seen recently on Facebook.

How Pharmacists Alleviate Primary Care Shortages

December 26, 2019

Many in community pharmacy worry that there are too many pharmacists for not enough jobs-whether it’s true or not is up for debate.

Independent Pharmacy: A Day in the Life

December 26, 2019

Simon Murray, MD, recently spent the day with Chris Castagna, RPh, an independent pharmacist.

Pharmacist and Physician Communication: We Can Do Better

December 24, 2019

Initiating conversation takes time and effort.

Opinion: Liquid Glass

November 28, 2019

Liquid glass? Isn’t glass solid?

Opinion: What Chain Pharmacies Can Learn from Independents

November 25, 2019

From Pete Kreckel, why chain pharmacists have answers that chains are looking for.

Opinion: Color Coded Inhalers

October 29, 2019

"I’ve yet to meet a pharmacist who ever had this covered in pharmacy school," writes Kreckel. 

Opinion: Perish Together as Fools?

September 06, 2019

We need to stand up for anywhere our profession has a profound impact on healthcare, writes Kreckel.