Anthony Vecchione
Anthony Vecchione is Executive Editor of Drug Topics.
Study shows benefits of a centralized pharmacy-led prior authorization process
Pharmacy-led interventions in prior authorization processing resulted in a statistically significant benefit in improving time to PA approval, time to first fill, and time too pick-up.
NCPA Launches Enhanced Services Initiative for Independent Community Pharmacists
NCPA has formed a new company designed to encourage local networks of pharmacies to provide enhanced services. Details here.
Efficiency and security drive medication management system upgrade
Trying to enhance medication management across a continuum of care in a multi-facility hospital IT environment is no easy task.
Walgreens expands 90-day pharmacy program offering
The retail chain has linked itself with EnvisionRx.
Drug expenditure data help pharmacists plan ahead
A recent report projects an 11% to 13% increase in total drug expenditures in hospitals and health systems in 2016.
QD Fluticasone-Vilanterol combo reduces COPD exacerbations
In patients with COPD who have a history of exacerbations, a once-daily treatment regimen of combined fluticasone furoate and vilanterol was associated with fewer exacerbations than usual care without a greater risk of serious adverse events
Health-system pharmacists embrace medication standardization campaign
Completion of Phase I of ASHP’s Standardize 4 Safety initiative is fast approaching.
Tobacco products taboo in pharmacies according to two thirds of U.S. adults
Researchers reported that nearly half of cigarette smokers, as well as nearly half of tobacco users who don’t smoke cigarettes, support such a policy.
Pharmacists take aim at med errors during care transitions
Healthcare has changed, and the emphasis on transitions of care has grown as inpatient and outpatient services are linking up.
Connected therapy management takes MTM digital
The universal connectivity of everything in healthcare — “the internet of medical things” — is here

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