Have you ever had difficulty convincing some of your patients that generic medications work just as well as their brand-name counterparts? While there is little evidence to suggest that generic medications aren’t therapeutically equivalent, a more subtle and perhaps more vexing problem is now emerging. From a health policy standpoint, generic medications are critically important because they are the driving force that makes the pharmaceutical marketplace more competitive. ... Read More
We are conducting a study to determine the perceptions and knowledge of pharmacists regarding the benefits of vitamin D supplementation and pharmacists’ practice behaviors when recommending vitamin D supplements to patients. This study was approved by University of Maryland Institutional Review Board. We would greatly appreciate your participation in this study! This survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Please see below for more information.
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Achieving provider status has been the latest buzz for many pharmacy organizations over the past year. Provider status will likely lead to increased access to pharmacists' services in the ambulatory care setting and inclusion of medication therapy management by pharmacists as an essential benefit in emerging healthcare delivery models. Arguably the most important goal in achieving provider status is payment for pharmacists' patient care services under... Read More