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Pharmacists are the Most Trusted Professionals in Patient Care ::

In a 2019 survey by the Gallup polling organization, pharmacists were again ranked among the most trusted professionals. Only three other professions scored higher on trust, two of them in the healthcare field – nurses, engineers, and physicians. Pharmacists Consistently Ranked High Pharmacists consistently rank among the top professions for honesty and ethics. In the… Read more »

Learn What Pharmacies are Doing About Shortages Due to COVID-19 ::

As the coronavirus continues to spread around the country, people are rushing to pharmacies to stock up on items like facemasks, hand sanitizers and other health products, such as disinfectants, cold and flu medications Chain pharmacies and government agencies are doing everything they can to help meet this demand. Supply Shortages Pharmacies are almost completely… Read more »

Five Important Things You Need to Know About COVID-19 ::

The coronavirus pandemic has sparked an intense effort around the globe to learn about the organism and how it behaves, as well as finding a way to treat it. It has also caused major disruptions to the healthcare systems of many countries as they try to cope with the increase in patients. Here are some… Read more »

As a Pharmacist, It’s Important to Have the Right Footwear ::

Pharmacists spend a lot of time on their feet, so footwear is an important issue. Pharmacists wear all kinds of different footwear, whatever works best for them. If you took an informal poll of what is best to wear, you would get a wide variety of responses – Asics, clogs, cowboy boots, Merrell, Skechers, Vionic,… Read more »

How Pharmacists Can Communicate Medication Risk and Safety Information ::

Research is showing that there is a definite lack of communication between patients and healthcare providers when it comes to the medications that patients are taking. Patients are not getting the information they need about the benefits and risks of their medications. Surveys have revealed that almost two-thirds of patients don’t know about safety warnings… Read more »

How to Prepare for a Pharmacy Inspection ::

A pharmacy should be ready for an inspection at any time. To prepare for an inspection from the state pharmacy board, make sure the important parts of your operation like record-keeping and inventory maintenance meet state guidelines. But don’t neglect the more commonplace things like the cleanliness of your shelves and bathroom, which might also… Read more »

Learn Why Pharmacists Need to Communicate with Dentists ::

During the course of their work, pharmacists communicate with other healthcare professionals about medications. Dentists, however, probably aren’t the first other healthcare providers that come to mind. But some pharmacists and dentists do communicate regularly, and more need to do so because it can help to improve the care of dental patients and the safety… Read more »

Important Things Pharmacists Need to Know About the 2020 Flu Season ::

There is a lot of misinformation circulating about vaccinations, some of it due to pure ignorance, some of it from misrepresentations spread by the anti-vaccination movement. That is why it is especially important for pharmacists to counter the myths and falsehoods surrounding vaccines by talking to patients and giving them the facts. Misconceptions About the… Read more »

What Role Will AI Play in the Pharmaceutical Industry ::

Companies are applying artificial intelligence (AI) to several areas in pharmacy, including predicting treatment results, drug design, and data preprocessing. Several factors have helped with the development of AI in the pharmaceutical industry, among them an increasing variety of biomedical data available through the use of electronic health records. Here are a few of the… Read more »

Learn About the Most Well Known Pharmacy Penalties ::

Liability claims – they are made to an insurance company when someone makes an error that results in a loss or damage to others. Although pharmacists take great care in their work, they are not immune to making mistakes, and these sometimes result in such liability claims. Most Common Penalties The most common errors resulting… Read more »