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Community Pharmacy Residencies Help New Practitioners Grow as Providers and as Professionals

The role of a pharmacist is continually evolving as they become more integral to ensuring the health and well-being of millions of Americans nationwide. To help prepare pharmacy school graduates to reach their full potential as a pharmacist, a variety of one-year residency programs and other postgraduate... [continue reading]

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Pharmacists Question How to Ensure Accuracy of Translated Prescription Labels

In California, the State Board of Pharmacy is considering a proposal that would require pharmacies to provide translated labels on prescription drug bottles. While on the surface this requirement might be considered a good thing, the reality is that pharmacists would be required to dispense medications in... [continue reading]

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Greater Transparency for Pharmacy Benefit Managers Recommended by Federal Advisory Council

The role of Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) is to help lower drug costs for consumers, health plan sponsors and payers – including government programs. Unfortunately, the lack of transparency in their pricing methods and compensation received (such as pharmaceutical manufacturer rebates) makes it difficult to verify whether... [continue reading]

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Congressional Investigation Looks into Increasing Generic Drug Prices

Amid dramatic increases in generic drug acquisition costs, earlier this year the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) requested a congressional hearing to examine the factors leading to these cost spikes, including pricing methods used by pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). In response, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) and Representative... [continue reading]

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Get To Know Your Pharmacist & Your Medication During Pharmacy Week

In Texas, there are over 22,000 licensed pharmacists who provide individuals and their families with an array of health care services. As the most readily available and accessible health care professional in many communities, pharmacists not only play an important role in the delivery of care, but... [continue reading]