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Thought Leadership: From Bench to Bedside

Simple Genetic Test Promises Better Results for Heart Stent Patients on Plavix

June 20, 2018

A quick, precise genetic test can significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular events by helping to identify a more effective medication for some heart patients who receive a stent. The test identifies a genetic deficiency that affects the body’s ability to activate the anticoagulant Plavix...

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Medical Practices Can Pay for Staff Pharmacist with Annual Wellness Visits

June 20, 2018

Physicians looking for a way to afford a pharmacist in their practice may be able to cover the cost with Medicare annual wellness visits. Medicare Part B covers an annual visit to the doctor for the purpose of developing or updating a personalized plan to prevent disease and disability....

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10 Things McKinsey Learned about Opioid Crisis from Insurers’ Data

June 20, 2018

Writing for McKinsey.com, Sarun Charumilind, M.D.; Elena Mendez-Escobar and Tom Latkovic share patterns in the opioid crisis gleaned from an analysis of health insurers’ claims data. You can read the full analysis at ...

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Spotlight on Nuclear Pharmacy

October 23, 2017

Radu Ciocan discovered his future in nuclear pharmacy during his third year at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. After taking a course with Richard Kowalski, Ph.D., a pioneer in the field for many decades, Ciocan said he was inspired by Kowalski's passion. 

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Spotlight on Hospital Pharmacy

October 18, 2017

For most of her career, Ping Rogers has practiced in the retail setting. Most recently, she has moved to the Central Outpatient Pharmacy at UNC Health Care in Chapel Hill, NC. There, her day ranges from entering prescriptions into the processing system and verifying prescription orders for...

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Spotlight on Clinical Research at the Bench

October 18, 2017

Kimberley Brown knew that she was interested in the medical field and HIV research after seeing the devastation it caused in the world in the early 1990s. 

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Spotlight on Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy

October 17, 2017

As a pharmacy student in the 1990's, it was clear to Donald Harvey that there were a number of areas that attracted his interest. However, at the time, his career trajectory seemed to best align with an area that was growing in need and where medications were — and were going to continue to be —...

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CHRONIC Care Act and Implications for Medication Optimization

October 17, 2017
In a show of bi-partisan consensus, the U.S. Senate passed the “ Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic” (CHRONIC) Care Act of 2017   by unanimous consent on September 26, 2017. The bill focuses on Medicare beneficiaries with chronic health conditions and...
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