7 Ways to Save on Your Diabetes Prescriptions

Are you paying more for prescription drugs? The stats say that you probably are. I recently wrote an article about the prescription drug industry. Through my research, I learned that nearly 7 in 10 Americans are on at least one prescription drug and more than half of Americans take two drugs. It’s a $326 billion industry and growing – that breaks down to an average of $1459 per person

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Pharmacists Now Play Key Role in Diabetes Management

While you might not immediately recognize the place your pharmacist holds on your list of healthcare providers, two recent studies suggest that your friendly neighborhood druggist could be an excellent line of defense when it comes to managing diabetes. One study, led by Travis E. Sonnett, Pharm.D., from Washington State University, and Tyler Galloway, Pharm.D., from the Mann-Grandstaff Veteran Affairs Medical Center, both in Spokane,

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Move to Expand Pharmacists’ Responsibilities Gathers Momentum

Several recent developments indicate that the push to expand pharmacists’ responsibilities and ability to deliver primary healthcare is winning friends and influencing people: – In California, SB 493, a measure that would give pharmacists broader scope as healthcare providers, has been passed by the State Senate and moved on to the State Assembly’s Business and Professions Committee. It arrives there in the wake of two

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A New Kind of Pharmacist

Ross Valley Pharmacy, tucked away inside a larger building of clinics, is not a big place, but it’s very very busy. Its owner, Paul Lofholm, PharmD, has a vision of the pharmacist’s role that goes far beyond simply putting pills in bottles. He sees pharmacists as integral members of the healthcare team who can fill the gaps in patients’ education about their conditions and their

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