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Pharmacies Play a Key Role in One Business’ Mission to Help the Uninsured
Pharmacies: The First Line of Defense Against the FluPharmacists guide and counsel patients about flu prevention and treatment.
Illinois pharmacists to make house callsThe Illinois Department on Aging has begun sending pharmacist-led healthcare teams on home visits to seniors.
How Pharmacies are Helping Patients with DiabetesWhen pharmacists get involved in patient care, significant improvements are often seen. Diabetes management is one of the most notable examples.
Industry study reveals mixed state of affairs for independent community pharmacistsIn 2015, the number of independent pharmacies declined along with prescription volume.
Bridging the online pharmacy knowledge gapA majority of pharmacists don’t talk to patients about online pharmacies.
How community pharmacies are affecting flu vaccine ratesThe U.S. rate for adult flu vaccinations has not increased significantly because of retail pharmacy access.
New center aims to increase pharmacists’ valueHelping pharmacists perform at the top of their licenses and be reimbursed for services such as medication therapy management (MTM) are among the goals of the National Community Pharmacist Association’s (NCPA) Innovation Center.
The importance of a pharmacist’s consultation for lactating mothersThe rate of breastfeeding has reached over 75% in the U.S. The goal set by Healthy People 2020 is 82%. The Surgeon General has released a “call to action” that promotes breastfeeding for every mother who wishes to do so.
New Mexico—a frontier still breaking new groundNew Mexico's state motto is “The Land of Enchantment,” but it might also be dubbed the The Land of Opportunity. Pharmacists here are increasingly breaking barriers to deliver frontline, provider care services in an environment that fosters innovations for the profession, students, and patients.

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