Health System News

Food, Juice, and Drugs: Hold the Grapefruit
Food, Juice, and Drugs: Hold the GrapefruitDo your patients know about the interactions between common foods and drugs? We take a look at what you need to know.
Meeting the Pharmacy Needs of Tourists, Vacationers, and TravelersAre you prepared to help when someone far from home has lost their prescription medications?
Dietary supplements-- an FDA primerFDA is not authorized to review dietary supplements for safety and effectiveness before they go on the market. But it does provide an electronic safety reporting portal tailored exclusively for dietary supplements.
First Do No HarmThe tools for improving quality are available to almost every pharmacist and pharmacy technician, whose job is to make the system work. But this may be the weakness in pharmacy’s march to quality.
A Strategy to Boost Medication ComplianceLooking for ways to increase medication compliance by challenging patients -- such as the elderly and those with mental illness?
NCPA Embraces Value Over VolumeGreater accountability for pharmacy benefit managers? That's just one of the goals of the President of the National Community Pharmacists Association.
Chains Step up Efforts Against Drug AbuseNaloxone can now be dispensed without a prescription in 33 states and Washington, DC. Here's how two big pharmacy chains are making the livesaving opioid antagonist more accessible.
Automated Dispensing Systems -- One High-Tech SolutionHealth system pharmacies that require large-scale deployment of automated dispensing cabinets are faced with multiple challenges. Here's one solution.
How You Can Help Prevent Opioid AbusePharmacists are on the front lines of helping to curb abuse and misuse in the opioid epidemic. But how can you make this happen in the real world?
Top 5 Things to Know About Future Drug SpendingHow will money be spent on medications in the next 5 years? Here's a look at the top trends.