Pharmacy News

‘Pharmacist’ best healthcare job for 2015That’s according to Forbes, which picked pharmacist as the top healthcare job for 2015 because of average annual salaries of more than $116,000 and a projected growth rate of 14% by 2022.
Efficient resource management in system-wide pharmacy operationsSystem-wide medication visibility can be key to delivering the highest levels of patient safety at the lowest possible cost.
N.C. program adds the missing link to the medical homeA new community pharmacy network will connect with 1,800 medical practices that deliver 95% of the primary care in North Carolina.

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Pharmacy in flux
Pharmacy in fluxDespite the ups and downs of 2014, pharmacists in both the community and hospital settings anticipate an improved business climate.
Filthy conditions found at some NYC pharmaciesAn investigative report by a New York City television station found filthy conditions at several chain pharmacies, including dead insects and rodent droppings.
Ten pharmacists, two generationsPharmacy has provided varied and fruitful careers along many different paths for 10 members of this family (so far). Who knows what new forms of practice the next generation might discover?

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FDA offers more guidance for “outsourcing facilities”The documents seek to clarify the regulatory process for compounders of sterile human drugs.
Global drug spending to grow 30% by 2018A new IMS Health report forecasts the growth of global spending by a 4% to 7% compound annual rate over the next five years.
Generic drug price hikes cause hardships for pharmacies, patients“We’ve got to get to the bottom of these enormous price increases," said Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging, during yesterday's hearing.
CVS Health provides $1 million+ for smoking cessation programsCommunity groups around the country will receive funds to support local initiatives working to prevent and end smoking.

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