Pharmacy Commentary

The Unsung Role of the Pharmacist in Patient Health

Are people relying too much on the traditional doctor/patient interaction? We know many people end up with a risky pileup of prescribed medications. Many efforts have been made, with varied success, to correct this problem. Yet we’ve usually focused on physician behavior, when there’s another powerful lever: pharmacists. About 30 percent of older adults in the United States and Canada filled a prescription in the last few years for one of many medications that the American Geriatrics Society recommends they avoid. Such drugs can lead to…

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4 Reasons to Support Independent Pharmacies

We know there is a need to continue to support small independently owned businesses. Did you know that for every $100 you spend at a locally owned and operated business almost $96 goes back into the local economy? Aside from the obvious financial reasons to support a small independent business, when we are talking about an independent community Pharmacy, the stakes are even higher. The reasons why an independent is better than a chain are ones that can have a…

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