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July 01, 2014
June 27, 2014
Specialty pharmacy has always prided itself on providing patient-centered, high-touch care that focuses on both therapy efficacy and safety. This...
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July 01, 2014
June 26, 2014
Personalized medicine is not a new concept. The idea of tailoring therapy to one’s unique genetic composition—or pharmacogenomics—has been studied...
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April 01, 2014
March 31, 2014
The economic, clinical, and humanistic outcomes (ECHO) model is a conceptual framework for three types of outcomes assessed in health care.1 Until...
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April 01, 2014
March 31, 2014
Affecting more than 3 million Americans, the hepatitis C virus (HCV) is the most common blood-borne pathogen producing a chronic infection within...
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January 01, 2014
December 24, 2013
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is one of the most common causes of childhood respiratory illness worldwide.1 Nearly all children will become...
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January 01, 2014
December 24, 2013
For half a century, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) has been surveying health care sites for the purpose of granting...
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January 01, 2014
December 24, 2013
Pharmacy has historically prided itself on its ability to pioneer innovative patient care as drug development and delivery systems have become more...
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January 01, 2014
December 24, 2013
Historically, pharmacies have operated reactively to patient demands for new prescriptions and refills. Under ideal circumstances, this would be...
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October 01, 2013
October 01, 2013
Over the past several years, a shift has occurred in the treatment of many cancers, from predominantly infusion-based protocols to oral-based...
Many drugs in the pipeline will require the services of a specialty pharmacy for distribution, utilization
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October 01, 2013
October 01, 2013
Specialty pharmacy is one of the fastest-growing areas of pharmacy. Growth is expected to be in the double digits for the next few years, and...
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