Pharmacy

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New research report highlights benefit of pharmacist medications reviews

Canada's Premiers gathered in Charlottetown for the latest Council of the Federation meeting starting on Aug. 26, and health reform is a key topic. The pharmacy community is urging provinces to consider further expanding pharmacists' role as they can make important contributions to improving patient outcomes, reducing costs and ensuring the sustainability of the health care system.

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Apotex names Dr. Jeremy Desai president and CEO

Canadian pharmaceutical company Apotex announced the appointment of Dr. Jeremy Desai to president and CEO. He has spent close to 30 years in a number of senior roles within the pharmaceutical industry and has been with Apotex for the last 11 years.

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HIT expands pharmacy’s role in health care

Pharmacy health information technology has come a long way in the past five years, but there is still a significant amount of opportunity for pharmacy operations to plug into the HIT network — opportunities that will augment pharmacy’s value to the healthcare system in improving adherence and reducing abandonment.

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Panelists cite promise of in-store testing

With diabetes and other diseases at epidemic levels, the need for more pharmacies to step up and offer accessible, convenient patient screening for a variety of serious and even life-threatening conditions is clear, a panel of pharmacists asserted at Monday’s “Convenient Care — Point of Care Testing in the Pharmacy” session.

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Emdeon announces co-pay assistance program

Emdeon on Monday announced the launch of Emdeon Easy Save for retail pharmacies. The program gives access to some of the largest co-pay assistance programs available, while also encouraging retail pharmacies to offer co-pay coupon programs to customers when they need it, according to the company.