Dear pharmacists: Are those white coats really necessary?Quasi-religious symbol? Sign of enforced conformity? Emblem of arrogance and superiority? Or simple professional attire? You decide. PBMs, wholesalers, and contracts 101 May 10, 2016By Gary EllisIndependent pharmacists can benefit from negotiating their own contracts, but they've gotta keep their eye on the ball. Here are a few tips. 'I love my job,' says UCSF expert in HIV/AIDS, HCVBetty J. Dong, clinician, researcher, professor, and recipient of many honors, talks about her practice of pharmacy and public health. Vision, purpose, and passion drive leaders in pharmacyOne other thing that really good leaders have: Really good managers. The future of pharmacy is finally hereThat would be MTM. And it's calling. And holding. And holding. And holding ... NACDS Foundation announces awardsEight institutions recognized for their achievements at 2016 annual meeting. The biosimilar balance: More options, lower costsThe fly in the ointment: CMS' current plan for HCPCS codes is a real buzz kill. Pharmacist pens story for childrenA spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down — and this children's book should too. Connected therapy management takes MTM digitalThe universal connectivity of everything in healthcare — “the internet of medical things” — is here Walgreens, Qualcomm, United Healthcare partner through data exchangeEveryone profits, including patients, who get paid almost $1,500 in HSA credits for their data — if they do as they are told.