Covid Challenges and Opportunities for Pharmacists – Testing

All too often, the kudos, honorable mentions and stories about the challenges of front line health care workers during the Covid-19 Pandemic omits pharmacists. This blog is the first in a series designed to highlight the challenges pharmacists faced and

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Pharmacist Burnout – How Serious is it?

Surveys and studies reveal that over 60% of pharmacists report experiencing a high level of burnout. This is one of the highest rates among healthcare professionals. The rate is higher than that found in nurses, surgeons, oncologists, and emergency medicine

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Are You Happy Being a Pharmacist?

Pharmacists are one of the least happy careers in the United States. Career Explorer In my previous blog post I asked the question “How Happy are Recent Pharmacy Graduates?” My internet research showed a disturbingly large number of recent pharmacy graduates were unhappy with

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How Happy are Recent Pharmacy Graduates?

In my previous blog post I mentioned a few things that had been in the back of mind since leaving the echo chamber, one of those being the increasing frustration of new graduates coming out of pharmacy school and being

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Here’s Val !

I left the pharmacy ‘world” when I left Colorado. That could explain the lack of blog posts. After eating, drinking and breathing all things pharmacy for 10 years as a Colorado Pharmacists Association/Society board member, committee chair and officer, and

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Where’s Val?

During this unusual year of lock-down, many unprecedented events occurred and continue. Fortunately for those of us living in Prescott, the impact of a worldwide pandemic has been softened by the wide variety of hiking trails, cycling and golf options

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Results for Enhanced MTM Model Test – First Two Years

Over 80% of the plans participating in the CMS Enhanced Medication Therapy Management (MTM) model test showed reductions in medical spending! Read more about Enhanced MTM in our post from 2017. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation

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2020 Foresight

“Try new things, meet new people, and look beyond what’s right in front of you. … understanding this amazing world we live in.” Andrew Zimmern May the new year and decade bring you joy and prosperity. With all the best

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Are You Ready to Flip Your Pharmacy?

How many times have you heard “pharmacy needs to shift their focus from product to service”? CPESN® USA and the Community Pharmacy Foundation is planning to help pharmacies do just that through the program “Flip the Pharmacy.” Who are these

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CVS-Aetna Merger – a Good Deal?

CVS Health and Aetna closed their $69 billion merger on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 bringing together one of the nation’s largest pharmacy chains with health insurance giant Aetna yet, there are still many unanswered questions. What about antitrust implications? Will this merger reduce healthcare costs?

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