Pharmacy technicians Laurie Diment, CPhT, and Krista Moore, CPhT, examine a patient’s refill request.

Kaiser Refill Protocol Expands Pharmacist Scope of Practice

NEW HEALTHCARE NEEDS resulting from a growing elderly population, the advent of the Affordable Care Act, and dramatic shifts in how healthcare is ... [read more]
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Sep 21, 2015
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Creating an Army of Provider Status Advocates: One Member’s Story

AN UNEXPECTED EMAIL REQUEST this past June launched Felicity Homsted, Pharm.D., BCPS, on an unanticipated mission: to muster the support of Maine ... [read more]
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Aug 25, 2015
From left, PMG Pediatric Pharmacy Specialist Kari Bishop, Pharm.D., discusses improvements in the electronic health record system related to adult and pediatric heparin infusions with Pharmacy Anticoagulation Specialist Linda R. Kelly, Pharm.D., Ph.C., CACP.

New Mexico Clinic Pharmacists Wield Extensive Prescribing Privileges

IF THEY TAKE A MOMENT to look, patients who fill prescriptions after visiting one of the ambulatory care clinics in Albuquerque's Presbyterian ... [read more]
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Aug 18, 2015
Paul W. Abramowitz, Pharm.D., Sc.D. (Hon.), FASHP

Provider Status: Moving Forward, Major Push by Practitioners Still Needed

AS OF TODAY there are 185 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives and 28 in the Senate for the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas ... [read more]
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Aug 13, 2015
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At NMMC, Pharmacists Introduce Medical Residents to Comprehensive Care

PATIENT-CENTERED CARE is intrinsic to good outcomes and requires a multidisciplinary, team-based approach. At North Mississippi Medical ... [read more]
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Jun 17, 2015
John A. Armitstead, M.S., R.Ph., FASHP

Building Bridges to Pharmacy’s Future: Optimizing Patient Outcomes

Editor’s Note: The following inaugural address was given by new ASHP President John A. Armitstead, M.S., R.Ph., FASHP, at ASHP’s Summer ... [read more]
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Jun 09, 2015