There was great public outrage in August when Mylan Pharmaceuticals increased the price of the EpiPen – a life saving drug and delivery system for many Americans who suffer from life threatening allergies. However, a recent study shows the impact that ... [Read More...]
What is “Affordable” Coverage for Employee Healthcare?
What is "Affordable" Coverage for Employee Healthcare? "Should I offer health insurance to my employees are are my employees better off by going to the exchanges – will that coverage be more affordable for them?" This is the question on the minds of ... [Read More...]
Alert Fatigue? Pharmacists to the Rescue!
A recent article from HIMMS Insight focusses on Alert Fatigue and lays out the problem: Medications can harm. Computerized medication solutions try to eradicate preventable medication errors at the cost of triggering high rates of irrelevant alarms – ... [Read More...]
Medication Waste and What Pharmacists Can Do About It
A recent article (behind a password firewall at Pharmacy Practice News) has the explosive headline: Ca Rx has a Billion-Dollar Drug Waste Problem! This article is derived from a study by Memorial Sloan Kettering and University of Chicago that focusses on ... [Read More...]
The Rise of The Pharmacy Technician
Recently, I’ve been hearing more about how pharmacists’ roles are changing. And, many believe, including me, pharmacists will spend more time on the floor collaborating with the medical team and directly involved in patient care. If the pharmacist role is ... [Read More...]