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
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?
The idea for a blog post with a compilation of (fairly) recent, consumer interest, pharmacy-related topics struck after listening to a local radio personality and remembering the regular newsletters Val wrote while Executive Director of the Colorado Pharmacists Society. So
Just 3 months after CVS Health announced its intention to acquire Aetna, Cigna agrees to buy PBM Express Scripts and Albertsons agrees to buy Rite Aid stores. Experts in healthcare are saying these mergers and acquisitions have the potential to
You know as well as anyone there are different types of people in the world. Some folks bluster about, announcing their prowess and successes left and right while achieving minimal accomplishments while others quietly and strategically plant purposeful and long-range
My thoughts recently have revolved around the practice of pharmacy and the possibility of expanding health-care services offered to me, as a patient, by my pharmacist. What do I want my pharmacist to do for me? Pharmacists I know, or have
I’m in a quandary today. I found myself wondering how California pharmacies are promoting and announcing their new opportunities to be paid pharmacy services fees starting as early as January 2017. I have a great sense of direction when cycling, knowing which road to take
Several months ago I read athletic training advice on how to adapt in instances when, after months or years of training and preparation, something goes wrong. The same philosophy can be extended to one’s work life, travel disruptions or personal
Just recently I read a post about job satisfaction. How satisfied are you with your pharmacy practice? If you believe you could be more satisfied, what would it take? The post I read talked about 5 key factors to job satisfaction:
Are you in love with pharmacy as a profession? I know I am and I’ve been thinking about how and why a lot lately. Here’s my story….. and several factors supporting my theory. Forgive any chemo-addled inaccuracies as I replay some memories.