FIP reports highlight need to compensate pharmacists as role changes

The International Pharmacy Federation (FIP) on Wednesday released findings from two of its reports about the state of pharmacists worldwide and the need for recognition and compensation for pharmacies in a landscape that is emphasizing pharmacy’s ability to influence health outcomes. Read more ...

CMS unveils updated MTM model

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on Tuesday unveiled the latest enhancement to its model for testing medication therapy management (MTM) and its impact on health outcomes.  Read More ...

PrescribeWellness enhances med sync tool

PrescribeWellness launched StarWellness+, an add-on service to PrescribeWellness’ popular Med Sync software, StarWellness.  Read More ...

Medela makes breastfeeding simpler for moms

Medela announced the launch of the MyMedela app, now available for Android and iPhone, that offers digital breastfeeding support for pregnant, new and experienced mothers. Read More ...

Current news

Teva Pharmaceuticals on Monday announced the launch of its generic of GlaxoSmithKline’s Avodart (dutsasteride) soft gelatin capsules.
The National Community Pharmacists Association’s 2015 Annual Convention has recognized two outstanding adherence practitioners and given out its Prescription Drug Safety Award and Corporate Recognition Award.
In recognition of their commitment to improving medication adherence, John Sykora and Jan Kavookjian were honored with the 2015 NCPA Outstanding Adherence Practitioner Award and the 2015 NCPA Outstanding Adherence Educator Award, respectively.
November is National Family Caregivers Month and AARP is launching a national campaign to bring awareness to the role that family caregivers play in the lives of their loved ones.
The Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) is a quality metric that spans 139 measures across 6 domains of care.
For each new antidepressant medication prescription at your pharmacy, work with patients to improve adherence.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation issued a press release about an initiative to test new strategies to improve medication use in those enrolled in Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans or PDPs.
During American Pharmacist’s Month, each pharmacist is reminded of the responsibilities each of us assumed when we first recited the Oath of a Pharmacist.
APhA announced on Friday that the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act reached an important milestone in the U.S. House of Representatives, having a majority of members support the legislation.
The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Opdivo (nivolumab) as a treatment for advanced lung cancer.

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