community pharmacists

Report: Community Pharmacy Has Broadened Scope of Services
Report: Community Pharmacy Has Broadened Scope of ServicesA new NCPA report highlights the role of community pharmacies.
Women Pharmacy Ownership on the RiseHow women are becoming more involved than ever in pharmacy.
Walgreens Fights the Opioid Crisis
Walgreens Fights the Opioid CrisisWhat a large national chain is doing to combat opioid abuse (and what other pharmacies can learn from it).
Pharmacists to Descend on Washington
Pharmacists to Descend on WashingtonDIR fees and health-care reform will lead pharmacists’ legislative concerns.
Pharmacists and the battle over medical foodsCommunity pharmacists are caught in the middle of a battle between patients and their health insurers over how the federal government defines medical foods and how patients are paying for them.
Pharmacists take MTM to seniors in their homes
Pharmacists take MTM to seniors in their homesA Texas med-adherence program tailored to the cultural and linguistic needs of seniors brought pharmacists to patients in community-based residential facilities.
Collaborative practice gains
Collaborative practice gainsRetail pharmacists are ideally situated to perform MTM through collaborative agreements with physicians, and some are making it happen.
High-dose flu vaccine more effective in prevention of influenza hospitalizations in elderlyHigh-dose inactivated influenza vaccinations from community pharmacists during 2012-2013 flu season were more effective than standard-dose inactivated flu shots in patients 65 years and older, and helped in the prevention of influenza-associated hospitalizations, according to a comparative effectiveness study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.
Generic drug price hikes cause hardships for pharmacies, patients“We’ve got to get to the bottom of these enormous price increases," said Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging, during yesterday's hearing.
NCPA Digest highlights trends in patient care servicesIndependent community pharmacists continue to offer valuable patient care services, including medication therapy management, immunizations, blood pressure monitoring, and diabetes training, demonstrating the increased prevalence of heart disease and diabetes among the populations they serve as well as the need for wellness and prevention programs, according to the National Community Pharmacists (NCPA) 2014 Digest.