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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... [continue reading]

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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... [continue reading]

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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... [continue reading]

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Increasing Access Is Key to Improving Vaccination Rates in Ohio

Dr. Teresa C. Long, Health Commissioner for the City of Columbus, notes that improving vaccination rates in Ohio doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, legislation introduced late last year – HB 394 – could help achieve this by allowing pharmacists to administer all CDC-recommended vaccines to... [continue reading]

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It’s Time to Expand Pharmacist-Provided Vaccines in Florida

It’s simple: children, teenagers, adults, and seniors all need vaccinations at various stages throughout their lives; yet convenient access can oftentimes pose a barrier to individuals receiving these vaccinations in a timely manner – if they get them at all. In Florida, State Representative Dr. Cary Pigman,... [continue reading]