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Blog: Pharmacy News & Industry Information - Page 56

Your go-to blog for updates in the world of pharmacy. Find pharmacy news, career tips, hiring trends and much more.
Generic Drug Makers Resisting Reform

The Generic Pharmaceutical Industry Association (GPIA) has released a statement opposing the recently approved bill that will require them to pay substantial rebates to state and federal Medicaid programs as a part of health care reform.  The bill, which passed last week in the Senate Finance Committee, requires generic drug makers to pay $460 million […]

Rite Aid Changes Flu Shot Policy for Pregnant Women

Rite Aid drug stores have recently decided to offer flu shots to pregnant women without a prescription. Up to this point the chain has required prescriptions despite the announcements that pregnant women are a part of the priority group for seasonal and H1N1 flu shots. Although doctors recommend the shots, pregnant women traditionally have low […]

Pharmacists Asked to Eye Mefloquine Prescriptions

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an announcement to pharmacists regarding a recent number of Mefloquine prescriptions that have incorrectly instructed patients to take the 250 mg dose daily rather than weekly. Mefloquine is prescribed to treat malaria prophylaxis for individuals traveling abroad.

Heading back to where I started

The advantage of being a traveling pharmacist is the ability to make your own schedule. I think the last time I actually took a personal vacation was over a year ago. Of course, it was my own set design and not because I wasn’t allowed to take a vacation. Of all places I choose to […]

Walking over to the fountain of youth

Hello, my fellow readers. I have been away for several weeks doing volunteer talk to our senior citizens around the greater metro-Orlando area. I have been doing this for quite some time and it is a great opportunity to give back to my community. This speaking tour started seven years ago when an elderly man, […]

The Importance of Technician Certification

The pharmacy industry is more important in our lives than we realize; it is responsible for curing us when we fall ill and saving our lives through medicines and drugs. It helps us improve the quality of our lives by focusing on not just corrective medicine but also on the preventive kind which helps us […]

Pharmacists and pain management

It has been almost three weeks since Michael Jackson’s death and I thought the media circus would change to another topic. But it seems that there was a recent survey conducted by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacist (AHSP) to 200 pharmacists, who worked in ambulatory and chronic care practice, asking them if there was […]

Recession-proof pharmacists

Being a pharmacist means you will remain in demand for decades to come. It is a profession that is recession-proof and will remain viable as along people need medicine. I have looked at the Bureau of Labor Statistics and it stated that employment among pharmacists will grow by 22% through 2016. It is considered the […]