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Kmart Pharmacy Encourages Prescription Consolidation and Introduces 'Transfer for a Cause'

By AHS | October 03, 2010

 


Kmart Pharmacy is making it even more rewarding for its customers to consolidate and maintain all of their prescriptions in one place through the launch of its new prescription transfer incentive program, "Transfer for a Cause." In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Kmart Pharmacy will make a special charitable donation to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® on behalf of each customer that participates in the program between now and the end of October.



The Kmart "Transfer for a Cause" program will take place through Oct. 31, and with each qualifying prescription transferred:



  • Kmart Pharmacy customers

New options help patients use prescriptions correctly

By AHS | October 02, 2010


  Prescription drug misuse causes roughly 10 percent of hospitalizations and 20 percent of nursing home admissions, according to the Ohio Pharmacy Association. The price of that nonadherence: $47 billion annually in hospitalizations alone, according to the National Council on Patient Information and Education.



Dayton Physicians LLC, an independent practice whose services include oncology, hired a pharmacist, Joshua Cox, in part to help head off those “medical misadventures.”



“Many times when I do consults, I find that as I interview the patient, the medication therapy the physician has prescribed is not being u

Multidisciplinary Roundtable on Specialty Pharmacy

By AHS | September 29, 2010


Market Watch  First-of-Its-Kind, Multidisciplinary Roundtable on Specialty Pharmacy Explores Access, Adherence and Cost for Fastest-Growing Segment of Prescription Drug Market



At Nearly 25 Percent of Overall Drug Spend, Specialty Pharmaceuticals Represent An Explosive Prescription Medications Market; Expected to Reach 40 Percent by 2030




A first-of-its-kind multidisciplinary roundtable discussion about specialty pharmacy and its impact on the health care system convened today in New York City. The discussion was moderated by Susan Dentzer, Editor-in

Pharmacy groups plead for patient choice in Tricare legislation

By AHS | September 28, 2010

Tricare beneficiaries  Speaking with one voice, the nation’s largest chain and independent pharmacy groups gave a thumbs-up Monday to recent efforts by Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., to preserve the right of military members and their dependents to obtain their prescriptions through a retail pharmacy without penalty.



The message of support came from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association. The two organizations co-authored a letter thanking Lautenberg for his continued leadership in congressional efforts to protect Tricare beneficiaries’ access to retail pharmacies.



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We want to know

By AHS | September 27, 2010



Each week we will try and post a question that not only may be helpful to you, but may also help others in the industry - or considering a degree in pharmacy.  We welcome your thoughts and feedback.


If a young person approached you to ask your opinion about pursuing a pharmacy degree, what types of things would you want them to know before making their decision?


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