Taking Care Of Our Patients- Be Conscious & Fully Present

In order to take care of our patients and provide them with the best care, we as pharmacists must be conscious and fully present when consulting with our patients. We must take care of ourselves to be able to take care of our patients. In this video I am driving home from my Monday Morning…

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Senate Health Bill Still Short On ‘Yays’ But Leaders Vow Vote Next Week

By Julie Rovner July 13, 2017 Senate Republican leaders Thursday released their revised bill to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, but they acknowledged that furious days of negotiation have not yet secured the 50 votes necessary to pass the measure over unanimous Democratic objections. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) the No. 2 GOP leader,…

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Whichever Way ‘Repeal and Replace’ Blows, Pharma Is Due For Windfall

By Emily Kopp California Healthline   The pharmaceutical industry could see windfall profits from a little-noticed tweak to the insurance market tucked into the Trump administration’s draft executive order on drug prices, experts say. The short, technical paragraph calls for the Internal Revenue Service to allow patients with high-deductible health plans to receive care for…

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Trump’s Surgeon General Pick Built Name Fighting HIV And Opioids In Indiana

By Emily Forman, Side Effects Public Media July 7, 2017 Several weeks before President Donald Trump nominated Indiana’s state health commissioner Jerome Adams to be the next U.S. surgeon general, Adams toured the Salvation Army Harbor Light detox center in Indianapolis, the only treatment facility in the state for people without insurance. Adams’ supporters say…

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New On The Streets: Drug For Nerve Pain Boosts High For Opioid Abusers

By Carmen Heredia Rodriguez July 6, 2017 ATHENS, Ohio — On April 5, Ciera Smith sat in a car parked on the gravel driveway of the Rural Women’s Recovery Program here with a choice to make: go to jail or enter treatment for her addiction. Smith, 22, started abusing drugs when she was 18, enticed…

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Lots Of Boos In California For Senate Health Bill

By Anna Gorman and Kellen Browning and Ana B. Ibarra June 23, 2017 California politicians, medical providers and consumer advocates served up harsh critiques of the newly unveiled Senate health care bill Thursday, arguing that the proposed legislation could make coverage inaccessible for poor residents while cutting taxes on the rich. “This bill is not…

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8 Deadly Mistakes To Avoid When Building Your HIV Pharmacy- LIVE CE Webinar Event

The American College of Apothecaries is hosting a live CE Webinar event on Tuesday April 11th at 11am CST The webinar will be  8 Deadly Mistakes To Avoid When Building Your HIV Pharmacy presented by Michelle J Sherman, RPh, FASCP,FACA,AAHIVP This activity will bring to light eight areas that are essential to a thriving successful…

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Justice Department Joins Lawsuit Alleging Massive Medicare Fraud By UnitedHealth

By Fred Schulte March 28, 2017 The Justice Department has joined a California whistleblower’s lawsuit that accuses insurance giant UnitedHealth Group of fraud in its popular Medicare Advantage health plans. Justice officials filed legal papers to intervene in the suit, first brought by whistleblower James Swoben in 2009, on Friday in federal court in Los…

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First HIV Drug Approved By FDA Turns 30

This past week, March 19th to be exact was the 30th anniversary of the day when FDA approved AZT (Zidovudine) brand name Retrovir, the first drug to treat HIV/AIDS. This was 6 years after the first AIDS cases were reported to CDC in June 5th 1981 MMWR report, after cases were reported among healthy gay…

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To Save On Drug Costs, Insurer Wants To Steer You To ‘Preferred’ Pharmacies

By Pauline Bartolone March 9, 2017 One of California’s largest insurers has proposed a change in the benefits of commercial plans next year that would require consumers to pay more for drugs at pharmacies outside an established network. Blue Shield of California wants to create “a tiered pharmacy network” in its 2018 small- and large-group…

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