DIRs: PBMs Pay Less Each Year While Prices Go Up March 16, 2017 By David Stanley RPh PBMs have a business model where they pay less even while prices go up. Pharmacy education and provider status A 60-year debate accompanied the elevation of pharmacy education to the doctoral level. When the provider status bill now moving through Congress is enacted into law, it will put paid to that particular conversation. 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. How pharmacists can find jobs, get paid, and win provider status April 06, 2016 By Ronald G. Cameron If nothing changes between now and 2018, we may see a 25% oversupply of pharmacists in the marketplace. Then again, we may not. What happens between now and then is, in large measure, up to us. Pharmacists and phone etiquette March 23, 2016 By Dennis Miller RPh Sometimes it's not the demanding customers or condescending physicians, it's their own colleagues who drive pharmacists right up the wall. A drugstore on every corner: Turning points in community pharmacy March 10, 2016 How did local drugstores end up at the mercy of drugmakers, pharmacy chains, insurance plans, and PBMs? Here's a look back from someone who watched it happen. Are community pharmacists an endangered species? February 23, 2016 Where is retail pharmacy headed? A look at where it's coming from may shed some light. Pharmacists and cognitive dissonance February 17, 2016 By Dennis Miller RPh What do you do when you've got half a dozen warring paradigms inside your head? Should pharmacists prescribe birth control? A staunch defender of the profession responds to "Good Morning America." What kinds of pharmacists get under your skin? January 20, 2016 By Dennis Miller RPh Some pharmacists are annoying as all get-out. They may not know who they are. But you know — and so does Dennis Miller. Here's his list.