Health System News

Getting Reimbursed for Services Rendered: It’s no Magic TrickPharmacists use their expertise to help patients -- as well as insurance companies. But we do it for free!
Atezolizumab for Urothelial Carcinoma and Non-Small Cell Lung CancerHere: an overview of atezolizumab, the first new drug in two decades for bladder cancer and now approved for NSCLC.
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.