Hospital-acquired infections continue to plague the nation’s hospitals. Here’s how pharmacists are helping address the problem.
How one health system is coping is coping with the shortages.
Critics point to reduced competition, higher costs.
New study finds just how much people like and trust their pharmacists.
Research finds that pharmacists in ACOs improve medication use (and save money).
Study finds that patients like wellness visits conducted by pharmacists.
By using automated medication inventory management, pharmacists are freed up to perform more patient focused care.
At the Generic Pharmaceutical Association meeting in Phoenix last month, Drug Topics' Managing Editor of Projects, Anthony Vecchione, spoke with Gary Buehler, R. Ph., Director, Office of Generic Drugs.
Like it or not, health-system pharmacies are under tremendous pressure to perform at a high level. Addressing patient safety concerns, improving outcomes, implementing state-of-the-art technology, and keeping drug costs down requires a juggling act that pharmacists must perform on a daily basis.
When Michelle Rutledge, Pharm.D., heard about the fatal shooting of a hospital pharmacist at Shands Jacksonville hospital in Florida last November, it really hit home. The victim, 37-year-old Shannon McCants, was a fellow graduate of the Florida A&M College of Pharmacy. McCants was shot by a customer who was waiting for a prescription to be filled in the outpatient pharmacy. Rutledge, an associate investigator at the James A. Haley VA Hospital in Tampa, said that e-mails from former student-colleagues began pouring in.