"Certain aspects of sporting events are similar to governmental advocacy. In both instances there are winners and losers," writes National Community Pharmacists Association CEO B. Douglas Hoey in a recent blog post.
On the heels of CVS Health’s decision to pull tobacco from its shelves, a sponsored bill that would ban pharmacies statewide from selling tobacco products is facing some headwinds from independent pharmacies, according to a local news report.
Patient access, lower costs, accountability and collaborative care: those are the watchwords that define the nation’s overextended web of health care in 2015. And community pharmacy — the true face of neighborhood health care — offers some timely solutions to all of them.
Connecting all the dots in health care. That’s the ultimate goal in the health industry’s migration to an electronic platform, where doctors and other prescribers write prescriptions digitally and send them — directly and immediately — to a patient’s pharmacy for dispensing.
Pharmacies and clinics on wheels? That’s the premise behind the growing effort by retail pharmacy and clinic providers to expand their reach via specially equipped buses and other vehicles that provide on-the-spot, temporary access to needed health services in hundreds of communities nationwide.