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Is community pharmacy a dying profession?If you can't get paid for what you do, you can't afford to stay in business. So what are pharmacists supposed to do?
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?
The unordered refill: 10 more unsolicited tips for new pharm-school gradsKelly Howard and Drug Topics readers share 10 more tips on how best to conduct — and survive — the practice of pharmacy.
Pain management and reduction of opiate use: A proven model meets resistanceImproved pain management. Reduced opioid dependency. Sounds great for chronic pain patients. So why is it a pain to everyone else?
You're a pharmacy professional: Dress like oneThe Einstein defense applies only to Einstein. The rest of the world does not get a pass.
Drugs or lifestyle changes? Are pharmacists pill-happy?Have pharmacists uncritically accepted the pill-for-every-ill mentality?
Pharmacy in Blue Ridge: Two generations of small-town pharmacyTwo fathers and their sons keep the ideals of small-town pharmacy practice alive for 65 years.
High-quantity Rxs for controlled substances: Suggested guidelines for prescribers, pharmacies, and patientsA few simple precautions could decrease opioid abuse significantly.
Pharmacy: The family professionA surprising number of pharmacists belong to "pharmacy families." Contributor Fred Schenker sheds some light on why that is so.
Pharmacists can lower readmissions with discharge counseling and housecallsWhy do discharge nurses tell patients to check with their pharmacists? Here's one answer — and the answer to quite a bit more.