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Q&A: Pharmacist of the Year


SAND SPRINGS, Okla. – Jim Spoon, owner of Spoon Drug in Sand Springs, Okla., has been named the 2018 Willard B.

Study: Pharmacists can help reduce hospital readmissions


YARMOUTH, Maine – Hospital readmissions could be reduced by 20% if high-risk patients received counseling and medication management from a community pharmacist, according to a new study from the University of Cincinnati’s James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy.

In brief: NGS details reasons for denials, TiLite shakes up representation


INDIANAPOLIS – Prior authorization requests submitted as part of the PMD demo are being denied because of conflicting information in face-to-face exams and other medical records, and insufficient face-to-face exam information, National Government Services (NGS) announced in a recent bulletin.

Involve community pharmacists in COPD care, study says


OXFORD, England - COPD patients working with community pharmacists stick with their medications and have improved inhalation techniques, a recent study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology suggests.

Kathleen Jaeger: Pharmacists 'stand ready to help'


With issues like competitive bidding, diabetes mail order and reimbursement cuts posing threats to community pharmacists, it's a challenging time to take on the job of executive vice president and CEO of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA). But Kathleen Jaeger, who did just that in November, saw only a "wonderful opportunity." Jaeger, a pharmacist and lawyer by training, spoke with HME News recently about the future she sees for independent pharmacists.