The Role of a Pharmacy Manager

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A pharmacy manager is a pharmacist who also has to oversee the day-to-day operations of the pharmacy. Usually this position is achieved by promoting from within the pharmacy or the parent company. However, an outside pharmacist who has more experience may also fill the position.

What is a pharmacy manager?

A pharmacy manager is a pharmacist who also oversees the day-to-day operations of the pharmacy. Usually, the position is filled by promoting from within the pharmacy or the parent company. However, an outside pharmacist who has more experience may also fill the position.

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Epidemic Levels of Prescription Painkiller Abuse: What Pharmacists Can Do About It

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), prescription medications now kill more people in the United States than cocaine and heroin combined. The numbers have more than tripled in the past 10 years. During roughly the same time frame, the sales for these medications has tripled. About 40 people die each day from overdoses on narcotic pain relievers such as methadone, oxymorphone, and hydrocodone. According to the CDC, it will take the efforts of all involved parties to reduce this alarming trend. Patients, health care providers, insurers, states, and pharmacies will all have to play a role if the problem is to be corrected. Continue reading “Epidemic Levels of Prescription Painkiller Abuse: What Pharmacists Can Do About It”

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Pharmacy Facts & Laws That Will Shock You

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Did you know that marijuana was made illegal by passing a tax act in 1937? How does this work? You have to have a stamp to possess marijuana, but it’s illegal to possess marijuana without the stamp.

Today, pharmacists, physicians, and consumers are still faced with amazing and laws. Let’s look at some little-known facts that will make any health practitioner worth his weight in aspirin shake his head.

Something Good in Louisiana

After Katrina, most Americans like to wrinkle their noses at the powers that be in the Bayou State, but here’s an interesting fact: Louisiana is the first state to require that a pharmacist be licensed. This took place in 1806. Things get much sillier after this handy fact.
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Pharmacy Facts & Laws That Will Shock You

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Did you know that marijuana was made illegal by passing a tax act in 1937? How does this work? You have to have a stamp to possess marijuana, but it’s illegal to possess marijuana without the stamp.

Today, pharmacists, physicians, and consumers are still faced with amazing and laws. Let’s look at some little-known facts that will make any health practitioner worth his weight in aspirin shake his head.

Something Good in Louisiana

After Katrina, most Americans like to wrinkle their noses at the powers that be in the Bayou State, but here’s an interesting fact: Louisiana is the first state to require that a pharmacist be licensed. This took place in 1806. Things get much sillier after this handy fact.
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Personalized Medicine for Ovarian Cancer

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In 2003, the Human Genome Project was completed. This thirteen-year project was supposed to revolutionize the world of medicine, and it did help scientists understand a great deal more about the human genetic condition. It also raised considerably more questions. At the time everyone thought medicine would soon be developed to treat specific people based on their genetic information.  Medicine has developed even further in the last eight years, but there are currently only a handful of medications that factor genetic information. A new genetic study of ovarian cancer may increase the ability of physicians, scientists, and pharmacists to personalize medicine even further. Continue reading “Personalized Medicine for Ovarian Cancer”

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