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]


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]


Community Pharmacists Are Well Poised to Improve Medication Adherence Nationwide

The cost of medication non-adherence is staggering, estimated at between $100 billion and $289 billion. In the coming years, the rate of medication non-adherence is expected to rise as the number of Americans with a chronic disease, that requires at least one medication, continues to grow. In... [continue reading]


Americans Increasingly Taking Advantage of Pharmacy Services Available at Retail Clinics

Nationwide, retail health care clinics provide an ever-expanding variety of readily available services that are less costly compared to urgent care centers and physicians’ offices and that offer comparable quality of care. Additionally, many Americans are increasingly taking advantage of the pharmacy services available at these retail... [continue reading]


Requiring Pharmacists to Translate Labels on Prescription Drug Bottles Could Have Serious Consequences

Recently, California’s Board of Pharmacy postponed discussions on “new regulations that would require all pharmacies in the state to provide translated labels on prescription drug bottles.” While some believe this requirement will help to ensure that patients who speak little or no English take their medications as... [continue reading]