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Pharmacy has long been at the forefront of the electronic exchange of information. It started with the first claims submission decades ago and followed with the advent of electronic prescribing. But now, pharmacy may be at risk of...

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It is one of the most talked about issues in healthcare. The population of the United States (and the world!) is aging. In 2010, 40 million Americans were age 65 and older, and that number is projected to swell to 88 million by 20...

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Two independent studies show that there is very little bleeding risk in patients undergoing dental surgery who are medicated with the new anticoagulants and that dose omission before or after dental surgery is not necessary. “Ne...

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Many pharmacies are exploring the issue of accreditation. They wonder: What will it take? Will it be worth the time, effort, and investment? These are valid questions, and we’ll attempt to answer them here. Wh...

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When it comes to treating rheumatoid arthritis (RA), most clinicians probably have the same initial thought: methotrexate. But, what do you do when methotrexate isn’t enough? Dr. James O'Dell, Chief of the Section of Rheum...

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According to a recent Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report, 63% of accidental deaths in the U.S. are attributed to some form of opioid use or misuse. Mounting concern over the national crisis of opioid abuse and overutilizatio...

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Two recent studies took a closer look at the question of whether antibiotics prevent postoperative complications after third molar surgery. Both found that there are fewer postoperative complications after using antibiotics.

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Heads up! Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies, or REMS, have been referenced in a number of recent industry discussions and could present significant challenges to the practice and business of pharmacy over the next several ...

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The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) both recently held annual meetings. Nearly 6,000 people attend...

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