CPhA’s Med Adherence Bill Passes Assembly

The California Assembly voted overwhelmingly in a 67-1 vote to pass CPhA’s Medication Adherence Bill AB2418 The bill now moves on to the Senate for additional hearings. This is great news for patients in California and patient choice especially those managing chronic illnesses and who rely on ongoing prescription medications and that the California Assembly…

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California Adherence Bill Passes Appropriations Committee

Last Friday, May 23rd, Assembly member Susan Bonilla’s Adherence Bill, AB 2418 passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee unanimously. This bill is co sponsored by the California Pharmacists Association and is very important in preserving the patient-pharmacist relationship. The bill ensures that patients can opt out of mail order programs, an issue very important to patients…

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Pharmacy Podcast Show Hosts MichRx Consulting’s Michelle Sherman As Guest

Pharmacy Podcast the leading Podcast for pharmacists and all sectors of pharmacy. Today I was the guest and interviewed by Todd Eury founder of Pharmacy Podcast. This week’s show was sponsored by MichRx Pharmacist Consulting Services, Inc. and Todd interviewed me and we discussed the upcoming Webinar on June 3rd, 2014 “3 Secret Keys To…

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June 3rd, 2014 Upcoming Webinar “3 Secret Keys to Successfully Skyrocket your HIV Pharmacy Business”.

In order to create, build and sustain a successful HIV business at your pharmacy, it is essential to make sure that certain things are done and done right! Delivering care and compassion to HIV infected individuals and their caregivers through a caring and compassionate staff is the engine that will propel your business success. I…

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CDC Recommends Daily Truvada (PrEP) in High Risk Adults

On May 14th the CDC and DHHS released the first Clinical Practice Guidelines for Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention in the United States. The guidelines recommend Truvada ( tenofovir/emtricitabine) for PrEP. When taken consistently PrEP reduces the risk of HIV infection up to 92% in people who are at high risk. Adherence is…

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Michelle Speaks at UOP Pharmacy School IPSF HIV and Multicultural Awareness Event

On April 30th I had the privilege of being invited to speak at the UOP Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences IPSF HIV and Multicultural Awareness Event. The event was attended by students and faculty and sponsored by the Flowers Heritage Foundation

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Adherence Bill Passes California Health Committee

This past Wednesday, April 30th,  the Health Committee in the California legislature voted unanimously (19-0) passing Assembly Bill 2418 which will improve patient health and lower costs through increased patient adherence and streamlined access to Prescription refills. The bill now goes to the full Assembly Floor for a vote. The bill allows patients to opt…

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What Social Media Platforms Are Best For Your Pharmacy?

Not all Social Media Platforms are created equal for all companies. What is best for Pharmacies? This Infographic tells a story:

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HIV Patients Defeat the United Healthcare Goliath to “Opt Out” of Mail Order Pharmacy

On March 19th United Healthcare agreed to settle the class action brought by United Healthcare members with HIV/AIDS who had been forced to abandon their local trusted HIV Pharmacies and utilize United Healthcare’s mail order pharmacy, OptumRx. HIV therapy is complex and the role of the pharmacist in helping people manage their medications is critical.…

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California Leads The Way With AB 2418 Promoting Medication Adherence

In California Pharmacists are recognized as Healthcare Providers, who play a critical role in managing our patients medications. Poor medication adherence is rampant and the costs of non adherence are staggering $289 Billion a year. Our healthcare system can and MUST do better and the role of the pharmacist is essential in reducing this unacceptable…

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