January 12 is National Pharmacist Day! It’s a great day to just say thanks to these people who play a key role in your life – usually when you’re sick! Here at Lifespan, our pharmacists want to be sure you get the right medications and that you get them when you need them, not just while you’re at the hospital, but even after you leave. In fact, we’ve opened a prescription-filling pharmacy, Lifespan Pharmacy, at Rhode Island and The Miriam hospitals just for…
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Pharmacist’s advice on biomarkers for immunotherapy
R. Donald Harvey, PharmD, BCOP, FCCP, FHOPA, from the Winship Cancer Institute, Atlanta, GA, discusses the importance of biomarkers in immunotherapy to improve the identification of good and poor responders. Focusing on the use of PD-1 and PD-L1 as biomarkers in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer, Dr Harvey shares insights from conversations and debates had during the 2018 Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) Annual Conference…
How to stay up to date as a pharmacist
Pharmacists play a valuable role in oncology practice. Here, R. Donald Harvey, PharmD, BCOP, FCCP, FHOPA, from the Winship Cancer Institute, Atlanta, GA, discusses how important it is for pharmacists to stay up to date with literature, to be able to interpret data and to implement this into their practise. Dr Harvey goes on to share the ways in which pharmacists can keep themselves well informed…
How pharmacists can help patients at risk for suicide
The pharmacist's responsibilities; depression and suicide risk; and being in a position to help In 2003, C. Patrick Tharp, PhD, BSPharm, founded Pharmacists Preventing Suicides—a St. Louis–based group that focuses on suicide prevention education, research, training, lobbying, and promotion of tools—after he and his wife lost their youngest daughter, Tricia, to depression and suicide “We want pharmacists to know that this is not a difficult subject…
MACRA: What Value-Based Payment Means to Pharmacists
Pharmacists that begin to adopt fundamental elements of the new value economy will succeed. Discover how MACRA and value-based payment will impact pharmacists.
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Eating an apple a day does not keep the doctor away, but people who chomp on the fruit are less likely to smoke or use prescription medication, University of Michigan researchers found.
Pharmacists Prescribing Birth Control And What It Means For Wider Access To The Pill
Oregon and California have passed new laws allowing pharmacists to prescribe hormonal birth control. Why some argue women don't need doctors to access contraception and the bigger push to make the pill available over the counter.
How Hospital Pharmacists Improve Care Without Breaking the Bank
Even as rising drug prices intensify cost pressures, hospital pharmacies are striving to improve care and expand services without breaking the bank.
What Is the Pharmacist's Role in Explaining Treatment Options for Patients With Cancer?
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By Aimee Turcotte, PharmD, Pharmacy Manager at Tri-County Health Care: If you are like a lot of folks, you probably have a lot of medications in your medicine c
What should I do with medication I no longer use? Our Pharmacist gives medication disposal tips...
By Aimee Turcotte, PharmD, Pharmacy Manager at Tri-County Health Care: If you are like a lot of folks, you probably have a lot of medications in your medicine cabinets, kitchen cupboards or those random ‘just in case places’ like old purses, suitcases, winter jacket pockets or that glove box in your car. Maybe a few …
Pharmacists pick top health products
With endless over-the-counter treatment options, it can be difficult to settle on the best products for your ailments, but pharmacists are now offering to help you choose. TODAY contributor Dr. Roshini Raj talks about U.S. News and World Report’s list of top pharmacist-recommended products.
How Can Pharmacists Help Improve Heart Health?
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How Health-System Pharmacists Help Oncology Patients
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