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Essential Roles Pharmacists Play in Other Healthcare Sectors

by Jeremy Winograd on January 10, 2018

pharmacist rolesAs a pharmacist, you’ve undoubtedly spent your entire career attempting to dispel a mountain of misconceptions about what it is exactly you do all day. Alas, there are still a staggering number of people who are seemingly incapable of grasping the idea that there are career opportunities open to pharmacists beyond sitting behind a counter at Target counting pills with your feet up all day (which is itself a far too prevalent and damaging fallacy about community pharmacists, but there are only so many cans of worms we should open in one day).

Of course, no matter what your over-affectionate aunt, slovenly college drinking buddy, or rude patient might ignorantly spout, you can be secure in the knowledge that there are countless diverse avenues open to you in your pharmacy career. In fact, pharmacists play crucial roles in so many areas of medicine, it’s difficult to name a medical situation in which a pharmacist isn’t a valuable member of the team working to resolve said quandary. Below is a list of just a few of the many hats pharmacists wear in the medical field. [click to continue…]

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Pharmacy Trends of 2018

by pharmacy on December 27, 2017

2018 pharmacy trendsTrends typically come and go, but it’s not necessarily true for the pharmaceutical sector. Things move at a slower pace due to setbacks and slow research. However, there are some changes coming in the next year, and here is what you need to look out for. [click to continue…]

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Lung Cancer Awareness Is Still Needed

by pharmacy on December 20, 2017

lung cancer awarenessLung cancer is the second most common cancer and the leading cause to kill both men and women. Many patients exhibit specific symptoms and conditions long before their diagnosis that also point fingers in other directions. Making your patients aware of symptoms and screening processes is just one way to help get the diagnosis early and hopefully combat the illness. [click to continue…]

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FDA Approves Digital Drug Tracking System

by pharmacy on December 13, 2017

digital prescriptionsOne of the biggest issues any doctor or pharmacist faces is the patient who doesn’t always take their medications as directed. We can see it happen often with mental health patients, but it’s a problem all across the board.  Additionally, if a medicine is not working, a digital drug tracking system can help someone figure out why. [click to continue…]

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Amazon vs the Pharmaceutical Sector

by pharmacy on December 6, 2017

amazon pharmacy potentialThere have been multiple rumors that Amazon plans on entering the pharmaceutical sector, and it has certainly made big pharmaceutical companies take notice. Will they, or won’t they? But it looks like Amazon may be entering an easier part of the healthcare sector that won’t have a huge impact on pharmaceutical companies just yet. [click to continue…]

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Grave’s Ophthalmopathy – What You Need to Know

by pharmacy on November 29, 2017

graves ophthalmopathyGrave’s Ophthalmopathy (GO) is becoming increasingly prevalent. Grave’s Disease is an autoimmune thyroid disease that can result in ophthalmopathy. In short, ophthalmopathy is an inflammatory disorder of the orbit. Although Grave’s Disease often occurs first, GO can sometimes occur first. Regardless of which occurs first, many patients will experience both rather than just one disorder or disease. [click to continue…]

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