Retail clinics offer conventient, low-cost basic primary care treatment...in a variety of settings.
An article in The National Law Review asks a really good question: “Pharmacists: Aren’t You Really Providers Already?” It follows up with an excellent point: The shortage of healthcare providers exacerbated by the passage of the Affordable Care Act “calls for a reimagining of ways that non-physician providers can fill the care gap.”
It’s here. The NACDS Annual Meeting—the highly anticipated, “one of a kind” event—kicks off tomorrow, April 24, and runs through April 28. The conference sparks collaboration, opportunities and results among senior level executives from NACDS-member chain and supplier companies.
Pharmacists are in a unique position to improve access to care.
24 Percentage of teens—ages 13-17—who go online “almost constantly,” aided by their smartphones
In a powerful op-ed in D.C.’s influential publication The Hill, Drug Store News editor-in-chief Rob Eder makes a resonant case for the complex issue of preventing prescription drug abuse while also ensuring patients who legitimately need the medications have access to them.
Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) recently visited a Hy-Vee pharmacy in Topeka, Kansas, where she discussed bipartisan legislation that would change the Medicare physician payment methodology and revise other policies—H.R. 2. Jenkins said at the time that passing the legislation would be a “huge win for the American people.” The legislation has since passed the House and Senate and is headed to President Obama, who is expected to sign it.
...it is worth emphasizing that pharmacies helped to elevate the concerns of patient advocates in the national debate on prescription pain medications.
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