While I think the recent attention to the shady practices of big Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) is good overall, it’s not yet addressing the biggest issues. I can tell you why the prohibition of gag clauses was not pushed back …

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This entire article was taken directly from http://www.uspharmacist.com/weekly_news_update/story/33876/ Pharmacists Aren’t Health Care Providers? Really? Washington, D.C.—Pharmacists seeking to expand their scope of practice have some powerful allies in the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS), but progress is likely to be …

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I love when things start to fall into place. I recently spoke with a physician who would love to have the help of a pharmacist in managing his new pain patients, all of whom filtered over from another doc (or …

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I receive daily updates on happenings in pharmacy and healthcare from ASHP daily. It’s a great resource, even when it notifies me of scary stuff such as the following: Looks like we can put the control of our medications in …

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So many things running around in my brain, I can hardly keep up. It’s exciting, yet nerve-wracking. I am nearing the end of my residency, and I feel like I am just now gaining speed. I think having the new …

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Let me explain. It’s actually paying off for me quite well. I have a lot of patients to meet with before January 14th, so I have been working from New Mexico, using my computer and my phone. Well, I can …

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amednews: Doctor-pharmacist teamwork can apply to many settings :: Aug. 16, 2010 … American Medical News. Yet another great article shared by my mentor Bill Jones. I love that guy! I think that CDTM (Collaborative Drug Therapy Management) needs to …

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Getting excited/nervous to go to the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, affectionately called “Midyear” or “MCM”. It really doesn’t matter where it’s at for me, although Anaheim is a shorter flight from Hawai’i than some other places…. SO much can happen …

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Reading an article on HPV vaccines for women aged 27-45 (Gardasil is currently approved for ages 9-26), and it said that pharmacists can vaccinate in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. I remember just a couple of years …

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