At the end of 2019, a case was filed by a pharmacist against his former employer, alleging that he was fired in retaliation for refusing to fill a pain medication prescription for a patient who had recently been arrested on drug charges.
The Model Pharmacy Practice Act (PPA) allows a pharmacist only to practice within established standards of practice. Innovation in pharmacy practice is therefore restricted. In this commentary, Mark Munger, PharmD, explains why he believes it is time to rethink the prescriptive nature of the PPA.
In December 2019, a bipartisan bill designed to curb surprise medical billing appeared to be fast-tracking its way through the legislative process; President Trump seemed eager to sign the bill into law. But now that 2020 has begun, none of that happened. Our experts discuss where the bill may have…
As the number of people living with Alzheimer disease and related dementias soars in the years ahead, so too will the related health care costs. Experts highlight the biggest challenges of controlling these expenses and explore possible strategies.
In-home voice assistants have proliferated rapidly in recent years, and the utility of such devices are only limited by what we can imagine. Why not rely on one as your home’s health care manager to automate and simplify the process of refilling your prescriptions or offer recurring reminders to…
Mark Munger, PharmD, explains why pharmacists need to be vigilant on medication administration records for all patients, and intervene when necessary to avoid unnecessary drug misadventuring—especially in heart failure.
As we say goodbye to the 2010s, David Carr, PhD, senior engagement manager, Precision Xtract, looks at the prevailing trends and projects what he thinks the key topics are to consider in the coming decade.
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