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Don’t Risk Getting the Flu – Get Your Flu Shot Today!

Every year, countless Americans catch the flu from a friend, family member, or a co-worker. More often than not, most of these individuals recover without incident; however, complications that arise from the flu can also prove deadly. As we head into flu season, many national public-health experts are encouraging everyone ages six months and older…

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Pharmacists Demonstrate the Value of Pharmacist-Provided Patient Care Services on Capitol Hill

Last week on Capitol Hill, more than 200 members of Congress, staff, aides and the general public participated in a health fair, during which 50+ DC-area pharmacists and student pharmacists “demonstrated the value of pharmacist-provided patient care services” as they administered flu shots and performed free health screenings. During the health fair, Representative Peter Welch…

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Don’t Let Pharmacy Benefit Managers Reduce Patient Access to Pharmacy Care

This past spring, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed into law bipartisan legislation, H.F. 2297, that provides the state’s Insurance Commissioner with greater authority to oversee pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and to ensure that their practices don’t result in the closure of more community pharmacies in rural and underserved areas. Unfortunately, a trade group for PBMs…

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Programs & Services Offered by Drug Stores Are Successful in Meeting the Needs of the Public

During the National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ Total Store Expo this month, President and CEO Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE, emphasized the success drug stores are having in terms of the growing programs and services offered to meet the public’s needs – as both consumers and patients. Describing this time as a “renaissance of…