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What You Think You Knew About Pharmacists

by Jeremy Winograd on October 16, 2017

what you know about pharmacistsDespite the fact that Americans consistently rank them among the most trusted professions, there are still many misconceptions about pharmacists that have proven remarkably and frustratingly resilient. Even when millions of people around the country rely on pharmacists daily to fill their prescriptions, counsel them, and so much more, it seems as though only a relatively small percentage of those folks truly understand what those pharmacists are there for. Imagine if most Americans thought their grocery store cashiers spent their breaks slaughtering goats in the breakfast aisle – that’s almost the level of ignorance some pharmacists must deal with. So, in honor of Pharmacy Week, let us once and for all dispel a few of the most prevalent industry myths so that maybe pharmacists can start getting the full level of credit and respect they deserve. Make sure you read the whole post, as there is a special suprise for our avid readers! [click to continue…]

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National Pharmacy Week Contest!

by pharmacy on October 17, 2016

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Our pharmacists are truly indispensable. We thank you for all of your hard work, patience, and effort in making sure patients are adhering to their medications and are well-informed. In honor of National Pharmacy Week, we are celebrating YOU by launching a fun contest!

One of the things that makes your job enjoyable is working in a great environment. We want to hear about an environment that stuck out to you in your career. In the comment section below, tell us about the best pharmacy you’ve ever worked in and why. By commenting, you’ll have a chance to win one of two $50 Visa gift cards! Ready..set..comment!

Entries will be accepted until October 27th. Make sure to include your email address when commenting, so we can contact you if you win! We will be announcing our winners Friday, October 28th on our Facebook page so don’t forget to tune in!

 

All of the exciting recognition of professionals in the pharmacy industry this month may encourage you to think about your next career move. Check out our latest pharmacy jobs here!

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April is Autism Awareness Month

by pharmacy on April 10, 2013

 Autism affects 1 out of every 88 children in the United States alone. The condition is known to affect five times more males than females, and its symptoms range from mild to severe. While some children can function on a daily basis and do so with quirks and odd habits, others are entirely nonverbal and their behavior patterns can change drastically from moment to moment. Pharmacies can offer support to families and youth alike by taking steps to provide adequate social and medical care in their facilities.

 

Often, pharmacies will be the last stop in what is often a busy schedule. Families do more in less than time than ever. Autistic youth and adults may have extensive—and expensive—behavioral and psychological assessments or evaluations. These coupled with the cost of a possible prescription drug treatment can be a hardship for families. Offering generic prescriptions where available in a patient’s medication regime can help offset a financial burden. Treating children with autism can cost a family up to $3 million dollars over their lifetime. Oftentimes, families will have to pay for occupational, behavioral, and psychiatric therapies out of pocket if their insurance program does not cover the costs for autism therapies. Helping clients manage prescription costs by verifying scripts are accurate and substituting generics where able are just some of the ways that a pharmacy can help its customers trying to manage their autism or aid a family member with the condition.

 

Another way that pharmacies can aid their customers and families with an autistic family member is to connect with support services in the area. Many autism acceptance social groups, playgroups for young children, and informative meetings for parents are available around the United States. Pharmacies can supply a list of autism support groups or resources available for their county by conducting a simple web search, or visiting Autism Key  to find an organization in their area. Finding support and knowing that one is not alone is a vital tool that can make sure that those living with autism, their parents, and families are able to receive the care and support from their local community that they need.

 

Fostering a relationship with a local autism charity to raise funds for autism awareness is another way that pharmacies may be able to raise awareness and support a good cause. The Dan Marino Foundation and the Autistic Self Advocacy Network are just two of the charities that are causes seeking to better the lives of those with autism and the people who love them.

 

There are numerous ways that your local pharmacy can both support and raise awareness for autism during the month of April, and this list names only a few—be creative and respectful in your efforts. Speaking for the population with autism is never the goal. Offering to help them share their personal stories and enabling your clients to lead a healthier and happier life, is. What are some tools that your team has implemented to raise autism awareness during April? Share with us in the comments below.

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This year’s Health Datapalooza will be held on June 5-6, at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. The event will feature exciting new products, services, applications, and features based on open source health data. Entrepreneurs across the country are submitting their innovations to be judged by panels comprised of health care professionals, community leaders, and consumers. The best inventions will be showcased during the event. It’s an exciting opportunity for entrepreneurs and a great way for pharmacists to stay on top of the next big thing in the healthcare data industry. [click to continue…]

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The Zombie Apocalypse – Are You Prepared?

by pharmacy on June 8, 2011

Last month the CDC posted a lighthearted look at emergency preparedness by couching a serious subject in terms of a zombie attack, and the ploy worked. The blog post, Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse by Assistant Surgeon General Ali Khan, scored millions of hits in a single week. The web public loved the rare glimpse of humor from the usually duller-than-dust government site. What readers got in return for their attention was a common sense guide to being disaster ready, a timely resource in light of the tornadoes, floods, ice storms, and wildfires that have plagued most of the country this year. [click to continue…]

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Pharmacists are expected to know everything about every drug, an expectation that is patently ridiculous. How do you maintain your credibility when a client or friend asks about one of the 50 gazillion possible drug side effects or interactions? That’s right, there’s an app for that. Some of these nifty apps are exclusive to iPhone, and others will work with any smart phone. [click to continue…]

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