Learn How to Prevent Burnout as a Pharmacist ::

t’s no secret that pharmacy is a stressful profession. Stressors bombard pharmacists from many different directions – abusive patients, heavy workloads, low margin for error, and problems inherent in running a business. Pharmacists handle stress in different ways. Some get together with other pharmacists to talk about work problems, in person, and online. Some meet… Read more »

What Pharmacists Need to Know About Solid Tumors ::

There are two general types of cancer – one that affects the blood and another characterized by solid tumors. Solid tumors can be malignant or benign, and the treatment for solid tumors is often different from that of cancer of the blood. Physicians can treat both types of cancer with chemotherapy and radiation. At the… 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 »

Pharmacists Can Help Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis ::

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic condition that can be addressed with various forms of treatment, and the pharmacist can play an important role in counseling the patient about these different treatments. Pharmacists must let patients know they need to continue to manage their condition with medication, diet, and exercise, even though they are not… 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 »

2020 Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Trends to Keep an Eye On ::

There are many innovations taking place in drug manufacturing, driven by advances in technology. Drug companies are exploring ways to incorporate AI, big data, and digitization to increase efficiency. Here are some of the trends for 2020. Personalized Medicine Also known as precision medicine, personalized medicine involves adapting medication to conform to the needs of… Read more »

What are Pharmacy Deserts and Why Are They a Problem? ::

The term pharmacy desert is derived from the term food desert. Just as a food desert is an area with little to no access to a supermarket or grocery store, a pharmacy desert is an area with little to no access to a pharmacy. Although more than 90 percent of Americans live within five miles… Read more »

The Top Personality Traits You Need to be a Pharmacist ::

What makes a good pharmacist? Naturally, they need a thorough knowledge of their medical field and the technical skill to use that knowledge effectively. But beyond that, there are many other soft skills – the personality traits — necessary to be a successful pharmacist because an important part of the job is working with other… Read more »