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Pharmacists Critical to Providing Access to Care for Residents in Rural or Inner-City Locations

For millions of American’s residing in health provider shortage areas, oftentimes pharmacists are of “critical importance in preventative care, serving as their nearest health care professional and provider.” This includes administering a number of vaccines, such as the flu shot, that are available without a prescription. Earlier... [continue reading]

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Walk-In Clinics Offer Quality, Convenient Care

Nationwide, walk-in medical clinics are serving a greater number of individuals with minor medical ails, from the flu and ringworm to diabetes screenings, sore throats and lingering coughs. With nearly 1,600 walk-in medical clinics across the country located in drug stores and supermarkets, the number of clinics... [continue reading]

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Mandatory Mail Order Pharmacy Threatens Existence of Local, Family-Owned Pharmacies

For family pharmacy owners Bob and Marion Bradley, news of a fellow pharmacist closing his doors serves as a reminder of the challenges many local neighborhood drug stores must face in order to keep their doors open and serve the patients they personally know and genuinely care... [continue reading]

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Pilot Program Pushes Mail Order Prescriptions, Limits Access to Neighborhood Pharmacies

Under a new pilot program, military beneficiaries who are age 65 and older and who have chronic health conditions will be required to have their maintenance drug prescriptions filled by mail order versus by their local neighborhood pharmacy. The pilot program, TRICARE for Life (TFL) Home Delivery,... [continue reading]

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Independent Community Pharmacists Seek Fairness, Transparency in Reimbursement Rates

Due largely to the distortion of the reimbursement system for generic prescription medications by pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), independent communities pharmacies in Missouri are struggling to keep their doors open as they continue to fill prescriptions at a loss for their customers. To increase both fairness and... [continue reading]