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The future of pharmacy

The future of pharmacy

An increasingly integral part of the healthcare system. By Cindy Stowe     Every day, pharmacists make a difference in people’s lives. Modern healthcare is complex and getting more complicated all the time. Often, patients lack the information they need to make good decisions and may struggle to afford the medications prescribed. Pharmacists are medication

Pharmacy Fraud And Abuse

Operationalizing The New OIG Final Rule In An Integrated Care Environment By: Todd Nova, Gina Geheb and Julie Lappas The role of pharmacists and pharmacies as integral cogs in the patient care continuum continues to grow, thanks in no small part to incentives encouraging integrated and coordinated care designed to enable improved outcomes at lower

Pharmacy students weigh in: Understanding sundowning, opioid abuse, Abuse Deterrent Formulations and medication synchronization.

Sundowning (also known as sundown syndrome) is the emergence of neuropsychiatric symptoms in the late afternoon, evening or night. Typical symptoms include agitation, confusion, anxiety and aggression. Sundowning is not a psychiatric diagnosis, but is a broadly used term to describe a group of behaviors that occur at a specific time of day. These behaviors can include disorientation, pacing, wandering, erratic movement and screaming.

The gift of music: Incorporating “Music and Memory” program in pharmacist patient-centered care of dementia patients.

Last November, I watched “Alive Inside: Music and Memory,” a documentary that followed Dan Cohen, a social worker from New York City, on his quest to provide personalized digital iPod playlists for local nursing home residents diagnosed with dementia. The documentary spans three years and documents quality of life improvements in the patients as well as many additional and unexpected therapeutic benefits the music program provided

Pharmacy News Round-Up

Pharmacy School collaborates with hospital for residency program  The doors to King’s Daughters Medical Center (KDMC) will open for two postgraduate year one residents. The Ashland, Ky., hospital will allow pharmacy students newly graduated from the Marshall University School of Pharmacy to further develop their acute care clinical pharmacy practice skills. The pharmacy residency slots are sponsored and

Catholic Health Initiatives joins two systems in national specialty pharmacy network

Louisville based KentuckyOne Health selected as one of first two sites. Catholic Health Initiatives has joined Fairview Health Services and Intermountain Healthcare as investors in Excelera Corp., a national specialty pharmacy network based in Minneapolis. The three health systems all have committed resources, expertise and investment capital to support Excelera’s model of integrated care for