The Reinvented Pharmacist

Drug Development and Access: Finding the Right Balance
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Should everyone have access to any drug they need, regardless of whether or not they can afford it?
Balancing Work and Life in Pharmacy
Thursday, December 17, 2015
I challenge you to make an integrated life your goal for 2016.
How Should Pharmacists Address High Drug Costs?
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Recent headlines would suggest that the cost of some drugs is becoming a real issue. 
Could Rising Prescription Drug Use Stem from Pharmacists Promoting Adherence?
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
How should pharmacists view the recent news that prescription drug use is on the rise and polypharmacy has become more prevalent?
Should Pharmacists Play a Role in Pharmacogenetics?
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
The pharmacist may end up playing a critical role in bringing pharmacogenetics to the drug therapy arena.
Think Positive About the Aging Process
Friday, October 23, 2015
Many stereotypes about aging can mislead your own thinking.
Manufacturers Dodge Pharmacists' Efforts to Control Drug Costs
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Pharmaceutical manufacturers are pretty good at finding new ways to make a profit on their drugs.
Outpatient Care Costs Increase as Hospitals Buy Physician Practices
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
The current trend of hospitals purchasing physician practices to create efficiencies and ensure continuity of care seems to have resulted in increased costs of care.
How Should PCKS9 Inhibitors Be Priced?
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
A story in today's Wall Street Journal adds fuel to the growing concern that some drugs are priced too high.
Stopping Pharmacy Tobacco Sales Benefits Patients
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
A new report from CVS shows that the decision to drop tobacco actually makes a difference in reducing the number of cigarettes smoked and possibly the population of smokers.
Pharmacy Profits: Time to Level the Playing Field
Thursday, August 20, 2015
If a company as large as Walmart has no bargaining power with pharmacy benefit managers, as a Morningstar analyst suggests, then it's no wonder why independent community pharmacists complain about PBMs.
Will the CVS Health, IBM Partnership Disrupt Community Pharmacy?
Monday, August 3, 2015
Will the new partnership between CVS Health and IBM bring about real disruption in community pharmacy?
Updated Guidelines for Ambulatory Pharmacy Services
Thursday, July 30, 2015
One contribution that a pharmacy organization can make is to develop standards and guidelines for pharmacist services and professional issues.
Working in Pharmacy Way Past Retirement
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
There are probably a lot of pharmacists like myself who never truly enter retirement.
Will Specialty Pharmacies Dominate Drug Dispensing?
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Specialty medications now account for one-third of all drug spending in the United States, according to IMS Health data.