Moments in Pharmacy – Elizabeth Lam

As part of our Moments in Pharmacy blog series, we are proud to feature Elizabeth Lam, Pharm.D., a Transitional Leader with CompleteRx. Q. What does being a pharmacist mean to you? I want to provide the best possible patient care at all times. It’s also important to set a good example to my colleagues so […]

Moments in Pharmacy – Danielle Crowley

The theme for this year’s ASHP Mid-Year Conference is “Some Mid-Year Magic.” To celebrate the contributions and magic that our talented pharmacists and technicians bring to their patients, we created a new series called Moments in Pharmacy. Today, we feature Danielle Crowley, PharmD, RPh, and Clinical Operations Pharmacist at Hogan Regional Center in Danvers MA. […]

Moments in Pharmacy – Jamie Moline

The theme for this year’s ASHP Mid-Year Conference is “Some Mid-Year Magic.” To celebrate the contributions and magic that our talented pharmacists and technicians bring to their patients, we created a new series called Moments in Pharmacy. Today, we feature Jamie Moline, PharmD and Director of Pharmacy at Holy Family Memorial in Manitowoc WI. Name […]

Moments in Pharmacy – Donna Gubbins

The theme for this year’s ASHP Mid-Year Conference is “Some Mid-Year Magic.” To celebrate the contributions and magic that our talented pharmacists and technicians bring to their patients, we are launching a new series called Moments in Pharmacy. Today, we feature Donna Gubbins, an Operations Specialist at CompleteRx. Q. What does being a pharmacist (or position) […]

Celebrating National Pharmacist Month and National Pharmacy Week 2018

October is American Pharmacists Month and National Hospital & Health-System Pharmacy Week. It’s a time to recognize the invaluable contributions that pharmacists and technicians make to patient care in our nation’s hospitals. It is an ideal time for pharmacy departments to acknowledge and celebrate their achievements in ensuring safe and effective medication use and to […]

Pharmacy can address CEO’s top concerns

For the last 10 years, the Healthcare Executive Group has asked its members what they see as the coming year’s primary opportunities, challenges and issues. Many of these concerns cover areas where pharmacy leaders can and should play a strategic role in hospital operations. Known as the HCEG Top 10, the group’s members responded with […]

Patient Care Teams Working Together Can Solve America’s Opioid Crisis

Today it’s difficult to go more than a few days without hearing about the opioid epidemic and its devastating effects on U.S. communities. Afterall, an average of 115 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.[1] Consider these statistics: From 2000 to 2009, the number of […]

New USP rules may require big changes for pharmacies

Healthcare facilities need to prepare for sweeping new proposed changes to United States Pharmacopeia (USP) standards. Specifically, the USP is revising General Chapters <795>, <797> and <800>, which set standards for clean rooms, compounding nonsterile drugs and sterile drugs, and the handling of hazardous drugs. These regulatory changes are meant to better align <795> and […]

Six ways to promote Pain Awareness Month

September is Pain Awareness Month (PAM). Its purpose is to create greater understanding among health care professionals, legislators, the business community, and families who are struggling with pain management that pain is a serious public health issue. Pharmacists are perfectly positioned to educate patients, caregivers and their fellow healthcare professionals on various treatment options for […]

Tracking the value of pharmacy interventions

Results from a study recently released by the Veteran’s Administration offers a roadmap for hospital pharmacists looking to explain their value to their administration. Beginning in 2012, VA pharmacists began recording their patient interactions for their most common interventions in the health system’s electronic health records (EHR) using a pharmacist-specific template. These encounters were most […]