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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently recognized its annual World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on March 24. It is a time to reinforce the global healthcare community’s commitment to ending the spread of the b...

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In the past few years, the healthcare industry has seen a tremendous amount of merger and acquisition activity. Consider the following proposed corporate couplings: Anthem and Cigna Aetna...

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Since 2000, more than 300,000 Americans have died from overdose involving opioids, according to the U.S. government. Recently, President Trump declared opioid abuse a national public emergency. In an effort to address this issue, ...

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Codeine remains a commonly prescribed analgesic after third molar surgery, despite evidence it may not be an effective pain treatment. It would be beneficial to patients and providers if it could be shown that codeine is not neces...

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Shortly after the New Year kicked off, I had the opportunity to participate in one of my favorite organization’s annual meetings: The American Society of Automation in Pharmacy (ASAP). ...

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When looking at the problems plaguing American healthcare and the potential contributions of pharmacists to help improve patient outcomes, experts often repeat the same refrains: encourage better patient medication adherence; offe...

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Pressures to reduce opioid analgesic prescribing has resulted in an increased use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories and acetaminophen. With this uptick in use of over-the-counter ibuprofen and acetaminophen, the addition of caff...

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Since 2015, the healthcare industry has been tracking the progress and awaiting the wide-scale availability of biosimilars, a potentially more affordable ...

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Pharmacy as a profession and business continues to face challenges, and how it contributes value to the overall healthcare industry will determine its ongoing success. A key component of that may turn out to be effective use of te...

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