As we anticipate these next 12 months, I think it is helpful to assess pharmacy’s accomplishments, and pharmacy’s outlook.
Less than a month after delivering keynote remarks at the 17th annual NACDS Foundation Dinner in New York, Fox News’s Megyn Kelly landed on the cover of January’s Vanity Fair with headlines that pulled no punches: “Don’t Mess with Megyn Kelly” and “Blowhards, Beware: Megyn Kelly Will Slay You Now.” Message received.
The new year began with a nice ripple effect in the media for the role pharmacists play in the healthcare system. Gallup’s annual Honesty and Ethics survey placed pharmacists second again this year—behind nurses—as being among the professions Americans trust the most.
The vast majority of circulating flu viruses analyzed this season remain similar to the vaccine virus components for this season's flu vaccines.
NACDS has been instrumental in consistently helping medication therapy management (MTM) services evolve, expand and better target beneficiaries over time. There is now a new opportunity to further advance MTM, which was recently announced by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI).
An article in The Washington Post this week points to the continuing—and alarming—rise in deaths from heroin and abuse of prescription opioids and notes that a wide range of strategic efforts have still not stemmed the tide of drugs affecting a large portion of the United States.
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores snagged a coveted keynote from the former House speaker...