Pharmacy Trends in 2021 You Need to Know About ::

As with just about every other sector of the economy, technology will play a major role in the pharmaceutical industry during the upcoming year. The industry has been growing by leaps and bounds, and that is expected to continue. Total revenue for the pharmaceutical industry is projected to surpass one trillion dollars by 2023. Here… Read more »

What is the Future of Pharmacy in the Digital Age? ::

A recent conference in California focused on the ways digital health is being applied to pharmacy practice.  The conference highlighted the ways that digital health technologies are becoming more integrated because of the Covid-19 pandemic. These include such electronic health services as telehealth, remote patients’ monitoring, and diagnostics in the home.  Other digital health technologies… Read more »

Learn About the Importance of Preparing the Public for a General Covid-19 Vaccine ::

The Covid-19 vaccines distribution from Pfizer and Moderna is underway, and about one million people have been vaccinated. According to some healthcare experts, around 90 percent of the population will need to receive the vaccine to reach herd immunity.  Building Public Trust Whether that will be achieved or not will depend on building trust with the public… Read more »

Learn Why Pharmacists Believe Communication is Key During the Pandemic ::

Healthcare experts agree that coping with the pandemic requires effective communication among those working in hospitals and clinics.   How One Healthcare System Responded An example of this occurred in the initial stages of the pandemic when hydroxychloroquine demand soared. To ensure that the drug was administered properly and to maintain adequate supplies, one healthcare system formed a treatment task… Read more »

What Has COVID-19 Taught Us and How Do We Move Forward? ::

When the pandemic struck and hospital beds began to fill up, healthcare providers realized they were dealing with a full-blown crisis and had to adjust accordingly.   Novel situations demanded novel solutions, and hospitals responded. Through increased communication, innovation, flexibility, and division of labor, they created strategies and procedures for handling the heavy demands placed on them and for moving forward as the… Read more »

Learn How COVID-19 Affects Patients with Diabetes ::

Healthcare personnel discovered rather quickly during the pandemic that certain preexisting conditions increased the severity of COVID-19. One of those conditions is diabetes.  Those admitted to the hospital with COVID-19 and diabetes have a much higher mortality rate. They are more likely to end up on a ventilator and to spend a long time on… Read more »

Vaccines in the Works for 2020 ::

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to spread, the subject of vaccinations has become the focus of just about everybody.   Vaccines have become the most effective method we have of fighting disease-causing microbes. Although it can take up to 10 years and hundreds of millions of dollars to develop a vaccine, they are still the most… Read more »

Learn About the Challenges of Covid-19 in the Classroom ::

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted everyday life for just about everyone, including educational institutions at every level. They are using a range of strategies to cope. Some are allowing students to return but with restrictions on their movements. Some are offering a hybrid learning experience, a combination of in-person and online learning. And some care… Read more »

Pharmacists are in a Position to Recommend Generic Substitutions ::

It’s no secret that drug prices in the United States today are steep and going up all the time. Pharmacists can help patients deal with these high costs by recommending generic substitutes, which will save patients money and increase adherence, improve results, and avoid complications and hospital visits. Prescriptions are now filled electronically, so the… Read more »

Patient Education is Crucial During These Challenging Times ::

Educating patients with chronic conditions about their medication therapy has always been important, but now with Covid-19 spreading, it has become essential. That is because research has shown that people with pre-existing conditions, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, are at greater risk from Covid-19. The pharmacist’s role has always been significant… Read more »