Doctor says pharmacists are qualified to prescribe

Kevin Bozic, M.D., MBA Question leading to this response (1:28:42): Are there legal impediments now that you are experiencing … as a physician … that might facilitate … what patients hold important? Longer portion of response: Meeting information   Click Here to Go to the Pharmacist Prescribing Resource Page

NASPA Submits Comments to FTC Regarding Medication Pricing

NASPA, on behalf of the state pharmacy associations, recently sent the Federal Trade Commission comments regarding their recent “Understanding Competition in Prescription Drug Markets: Entry and Supply Chain Dynamics” workshop.  The comments largely focused on the pharmacist’s role in efficient medication selection and use, and the impact of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) on the pharmacy […]

California Congressman Supports Pharmacists

In a letter to the editor of The Fresno Bee, California Pharmacists Association CEO Jon Roth and NACDS CEO Steven Anderson discuss the care pharmacists could provide Medicare patients under the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act — a bill cosponsored by California’s Rep. David Valadao. A poll commissioned by NACDS found that 80% […]

NCPA Releases Statement on Study of Rural Pharmacies and Medicare Part B

The National Community Pharmacy Association CEO Doug Hoey has issued a statement following the release of the RUPRI Center for Rural Policy Analysis’ study “Issues Confronting Rural Pharmacies after a Decade of Medicare Part D:” “The RUPRI Center’s study offers a much-needed exploration of the challenges facing small pharmacies that participate in Medicare Part D. The […]

New Survey Shows Growth in Pharmacy Services

The Journal of the American Pharmacists Association has just released a new survey showing the influences on the frequency and type of community pharmacy services. The survey, performed using a cross-sectional national mail survey, polled community pharmacies on the frequency of MTM, immunization, therapy adjustments, medication reconciliation, disease state management, health screening or coaching, complex nonsterile […]