Safety Concerns Over Some Hepatitis C Drugs February 13, 2017 By Anthony Vecchione The ISMP has issued a report that links several direct-acting antiviral agents for hepatitis C to serious adverse side effects. But drug makers take issue. Getting Reimbursed for Services Rendered: It’s no Magic Trick February 10, 2017 By Peter A. Kreckel RPh Pharmacists use their expertise to help patients -- as well as insurance companies. But we do it for free! Faulty Drug Interaction Overrides: We Have to Do Better February 10, 2017 By David Stanley RPh We need a system that cries wolf only when a wolf actually appears--not every time a chihuahua dances by. Atezolizumab for Urothelial Carcinoma and Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Here: an overview of atezolizumab, the first new drug in two decades for bladder cancer and now approved for NSCLC. Food, Juice, and Drugs: Hold the Grapefruit February 07, 2017 By Valerie DeBenedette Do your patients know about the interactions between common foods and drugs? We take a look at what you need to know. Meeting the Pharmacy Needs of Tourists, Vacationers, and Travelers February 06, 2017 By Valerie DeBenedette Are you prepared to help when someone far from home has lost their prescription medications? Dietary supplements-- an FDA primer FDA is not authorized to review dietary supplements for safety and effectiveness before they go on the market. But it does provide an electronic safety reporting portal tailored exclusively for dietary supplements. First Do No Harm The tools for improving quality are available to almost every pharmacist and pharmacy technician, whose job is to make the system work. But this may be the weakness in pharmacy’s march to quality. A Strategy to Boost Medication Compliance January 27, 2017 By Anthony Vecchione Looking for ways to increase medication compliance by challenging patients -- such as the elderly and those with mental illness? NCPA Embraces Value Over Volume Greater accountability for pharmacy benefit managers? That's just one of the goals of the President of the National Community Pharmacists Association.