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The Daily Dose: January 2018 Issue

    Improve Patient Outcomes and Reduce Overall Healthcare Spending From improving medication adherence to reducing hospital-acquired infections, pharmacists can play a significant role in critical organizational goals. Advisory Board’s infographic outlines six pharmacist-led practices that can help improve patient outcomes and reduce overall health care spending. Click

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The Daily Dose: December 2017 Issue

   Renew Recovery and Humana Inc. Team Up to Fight Opioid Crisis Big things are happening on the opioid epidemic front in Kentucky, a state with a significantly higher rate of opioid-related deaths than the rest of the country. The award winning health insurance company

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The Daily Dose: November 2017 Issue

  The Amazon Takeover: A Threat to Retail Pharmacies   Only time will tell whether or not Amazon will move into the pharmaceutical space. If they do, it could pose a major threat to traditional retail pharmacists. Here’s why: Amazon could start opening up pharmacies

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The Daily Dose: October 2017 Issue

      It’s that time of year again: Medicare Open Enrollment Oct 15 – December 7   In September, CMS announced that the average basic premium for a Medicare prescription drug plan in 2018 is projected to decline to an estimated $33.50 per month.

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The Daily Dose: September 2017 Issue

      How to Empower Patients and Provide Better Care Noncompliant patients are a liability. In fact, research shows that only 25 percent of patients take their medications as directed, which could lead to malpractice suits. The best way to beat noncompliance is to

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Hepatitis C Drugs: Who Wins and Who Loses?

      It’s no secret that drug prices are a major problem in healthcare. Treatments for the hepatitis C virus (HCV) have a ripple effect from the individual to industrial scale. Manufacturers, the government, patients and practitioners all have something to gain—but even more

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