Michael Cawley, PharmD, discusses the recent news of the Department of Justice saying it was suing Walmart for unlawfully dispensed controlled substances through their pharmacies, and stresses the need for more corporate responsibility.
“Although we would like to assist our patients with these other challenges, we are usually overwhelmed with other responsibilities to discuss other services that our patients may benefit from,” says Michael Cawley, PharmD.
Michael Cawley, PharmD, discusses Amazon entrance into the pharmaceutical world, and explains why he hopes that after the COVID-19 vaccine is administered by pharmacists, patients will again recognize the importance of the brick-and-mortar stores for their health care needs.
“During the vaccine distribution phase, I believe the chain pharmacies will have a major role in providing this vaccine throughout their communities,” says Michael Cawley, PharmD. “I am concerned that once this begins, the pharmacy staff will be beyond overwhelmed to handle the patient load.”
Michael Cawley, PharmD, shares a message of thanks to women pharmacists who have demonstrated an ability to negotiate and mediate difficult discussions, and highlights their impact on the pharmacy profession.
Michael Cawley, PharmD, explains why pharmacy staff interacting with students should demonstrate more patience with them, and why students may require a bit more assistance in their transition to a pharmacist role after graduation.
Michael Cawley, PharmD, discusses the recent news from the FDA on benzodiazepines, which includes new boxed warnings for the use of these medications, and changes to the prescribing information and patient medication guides.