As the Wall Street Journal reported last month, Walgreens, the nation’s largest drugstore chain, in a drastic effort to curb the escalating costs of providing healthcare, plans to move more than 180,000 of its workers—and their families—into an online private insurance exchange.
By now, most healthcare providers should understand the importance of the flu vaccine in preventing influenza disease. Influenza, a contagious respiratory viral infection, is characterized by symptoms of cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, headache, muscle aches, and fatigue.
Throughout history, people have looked upon others to be “good”—good neighbors, good coworkers, good teachers, good friends, and, in general, good people. To link the term “good” to pharmacy, we must be aware that past and present remedies (medications) can do good or cause harm.
Across the country and beyond, drug donation programs are quietly emerging as a practical channel to connect patients in need of assistance with unused prescription medications. The World Health Organization has developed international guidelines for humanitarian relief as a basis for national and institutional guidelines.
If there were to be a major earthquake, flu outbreak, or terrorist attack in one or more of the nation’s largest cities tomorrow, gaining access to life-saving medications may seem impossible. Thankfully, the strategic national stockpile (SNS) is in place in case of an emergency.
Diabetes is an important disease state causing significant morbidity and mortality throughout the United States and worldwide. The current obesity epidemic, together with the US aging population, is fueling the rapid increase in diabetes prevalence.
Trends in the Dispensing of 90-Day-Supply Prescriptions at Retail Pharmacies: Implications for Improved Convenience and Access
The Pharmacist’s Emerging Role in Weight Management: A Look into New Prescription Weight-Loss Medications
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