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Drug Shortages in US: What Caused It and When It Will End?

Drug Shortages in US: What Caused It and When It Will End?

New reports say antibiotics and other medicines in both the United States and the United Kingdom have faced significant shortages in recent weeks. CNN reported that some people are rationing pills due to lower amounts of popular prescription drugs, like the...

Drug Pricing Oversight to Get Prime Focus Under New Congress

Drug Pricing Oversight to Get Prime Focus Under New Congress

Overseeing Medicare’s new authority to negotiate prices of the country’s highest-spending drugs is among the top priorities for lawmakers as Congress returns to Washington. Democrats did better than expected in the midterm elections, making it less likely Republicans...

FDA will permit pharmacies to provide patients with abortion pills

FDA will permit pharmacies to provide patients with abortion pills

The US Food and Drug Administration is allowing certified pharmacies to dispense the abortion medication mifepristone to people who have a prescription. Mifepristone can be used along with another medication, misoprostol, to end a pregnancy. Previously, these pills...

Don’t Overpay for Prescriptions

Don’t Overpay for Prescriptions

This is an excerpt from the CNBC Make It newsletter. How much would you pay to preserve the thing you find most attractive about yourself? For me, that thing is my hair. In times when I felt otherwise unappealing, my hair was always there — thick, coifed and widow’s...

Patients deserve access to safe, affordable pharmacy services

Patients deserve access to safe, affordable pharmacy services

Lynne Fruth, president and chairman of Fruth Pharmacy, shares her insights on the current state of the pharmacy business. On October 31, 2022, a judge blocked the proposed merger of Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster, which represents two of the larger...

Pharmacists and Patient Care During the Monkeypox Outbreak

Pharmacists and Patient Care During the Monkeypox Outbreak

Pharmacists and student pharmacists became the center of responding to the Monkeypox outbreak by providing immunizations to their communities. A microscopic war started about 3 years ago against an unknown virus. It was soon discovered that this unknown virus was...

Technicians to Help With Care Delivery Models

Technicians to Help With Care Delivery Models

Technicians can also greatly assist managers with design considerations and with monitoring the success in appointment-based model med sync programs. There is growing recognition of the benefits of medication synchronization (med sync) programs, particularly as a...

Follow Developments Affecting Pharmacy Viability

Follow Developments Affecting Pharmacy Viability

It is important that our national and even state and local professional pharmacy organizations are coming together as a voice for the profession. Although pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) have been employing direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees for many years,...

Weaknesses in US Medicine Supply Chains

Weaknesses in US Medicine Supply Chains

Scarcity of several high-profile prescription drugs, such as the antibiotic amoxicillin and the ADHD treatment Adderall, have had some patients searching pharmacies and rationing pills, and now parents in some areas are having to hunt to find...