Six years. That’s how long it usually takes for any candidate to earn the Doctor of Pharmacy degree, or PharmD, now required to practice as a licensed pharmacist. In addition, PharmD graduates also must pass state licensure examinations required by state boards of pharmacy in all 50 states.
Research shows that 140 million American adults (about 65%) are recommended for behavioral weight-loss treatment, with 83% of those (or 116 million) considered for pharmacotherapy, according to a report released by The Obesity Society on Monday.
The affiliated companies of Community Care of North Carolina, along with GlaxoSmithKline and the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, on Thursday announced their intent to develop, implement and test new approaches to care delivery.
The results of the 2013 BPS specialty certification and recertification exams were announced Tuesday by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties, the post-licensure certification organization serving the pharmacy profession.
Pharmacists traditionally have been one of the most underutilized members of the healthcare team, possibly because they hadn’t been officially recognized as part of that team. That, however, is about to change.
One of the most effective levers pharmacists and other health professionals can pull to curb the nation’s $2.7 trillion health care bill is boosting patients’ adherence to their prescription drug treatment regimens. But who’s holding the handle?
Continuing education sessions maintained their strong momentum Friday at McKesson ideaShare 2013 as attendees woke bright and early to attend courses and learn about a variety of important industry-related topics.
A decade ago, the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association published a study that examined the state of collaborative practice. In 2003, 32 states had pharmacist collaborative practice regulations. Of those, 23 states allowed pharmacists to initiate and modify drug therapy.
Physicians in 35% of cases involving more than 250,000 newly diagnosed diabetes patients did not follow the American Diabetes Association/European Association for the Study of Diabetes consensus guidelines for recommended treatment, according to a new CVS Caremark study.