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Public Health & Financial Strain of Measles is Significant in Illinois

Protecting yourself and your family against the measles, a potentially fatal and infectious disease, can be easily achieved with the proper vaccinations. Unfortunately, as more parents either refuse or delay selected vaccines, including the one for measles, deadly diseases like these are making a comeback. In addition to the public health risks associated with skipping…

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States Must Take Care Not To Impede Savings from Biosimilars

Earlier this month, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first biosimilar medication for sale in the United States, and others are in the pipeline. A top executive at CVS Health Corp told Reuters he expects the imminent arrival of biosimilar medications to reduce the price of biologic drugs by 40 to 50 percent.…

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Recognizing Pharmacists As Health Care Providers Will Further Improve Patient Health

Performing a number of patient-centered services that “go well beyond their traditional roles, including medication coordination, medication therapy management (MTM), chronic disease management, and patient education,” today many patients rely on their local community pharmacist to fulfill a wide array of health care-related needs. Yet despite their growing contribution to the overall health care arena,…

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Improve Health Care Delivery Nationwide by Expanding Pharmacists’ Role

With an extensive track record of improving health, enhancing patient satisfaction, and reducing health care costs, pharmacists play an integral role in the health of millions of American’s nationwide. Recognizing that pharmacist’s roles are rapidly evolving to include “providing direct care to patients as part of an integrated team of health care providers,” the National…