Pharmacy News

Pharmacists write in, Part 2: Why mistakes happenHere's more of what blew up Dennis Miller's mailbox.
Pharmacists write in: Worst mistakes, Part 1Pharmacists open up about the ones that haunt their dreams.
Is it time for national compounding certification?The risks associated with sterile compounding are increasing as chronic national drug shortages force hospitals to seek other sources for medications. The pharmacy profession may need to develop a nationally recognized certification program for the practice of sterile compounding.

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Drug shortages on the declineThe picture looks somewhat better than it did a year ago, but many challenges remain.
Natpara, a new treatment for hypoparathyroidismNatpara is indicated only as adjunctive therapy to calcium and vitamin D supplementation and is available only through a restricted REMS program.
Does folic acid reduce stroke risk?New studies say yes.

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The pharmacist’s calling is to educate patientsToday’s pharmacist is much more than a healthcare professional who oversees the distribution of drugs. Pharmacists can be and often are the patient’s first-line healthcare educator and risk manager.
Indie pharmacists find Rx for success at McKesson ideaShareThree successful pharmacy owners tell us how it's done.
Denver area pharmacy draws penalty for HIPAA privacy violationNote to pharmacies: Don't throw unshredded patient heath information into Dumpsters. Just don't.
Nine tips on how to manage like a bossThree community pharmacy professionals share their top tips on what makes pharmacists successful managers.

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