Archive for October, 2009

CVS Caremark Abuses Take No Break for H1N1 flu virus

By Douglas Hoey, RPh

The shortage of Tamiflu for children fighting the H1N1 (swine flu) virus led the drug’s manufacturer to ask pharmacists to compound the medicine until supplies improve. Rather than receiving the full, adult dose of Tamiflu, kids get the liquid version.

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Community Pharmacy Issues Raised in Drug Topics Profile

By Kevin Schweers

For an insightful and succinct look at the issues facing community pharmacy today, check out the interview our friends at Drug Topics recently did with Jon Copeland and Bruce Semingson, two longtime NCPA allies and staunch supporters of independent community pharmacy. Mr. Copeland and Mr. Semingson are, respectively, CEO and COO of American Associated Pharmacies, an influential buying group cooperative.

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Empowering Pharmacists to Improve Health Outcomes, Lower Costs

The 290:50:13 Equation

by Bruce Roberts, RPh

Recently my colleagues at the National Community Pharmacists Association and I were in one of our regular strategy sessions working to move the ball forward on health reforms that empower pharmacists help patients live healthier lives at lower cost. Soon the conversation turned to three numbers that summed it all up: 290. 50. 13.

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