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Prescription to Nonprescription: A Pharmacist’s Role

by Howard Gerber on April 23, 2012

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The FDA is considering expanding the definition of what can be considered a nonprescription drug. The reasoning behind the possible new policy is the FDA wants to streamline healthcare. Studies have found that up to 20% of patients will not get prescriptions filled or they will not return to a physician to get prescriptions for refills. Moving some of the most common medications to nonprescription status would decrease the number of visits to physicians and may increase the likelihood that patients who need these medications will get them. [continue reading…]

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Drugstore Hours

by Howard Gerber on December 27, 2010

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In a world filled with 24-hour shopping centers, it is hard to imagine that some stores still close at 5:00 pm and are not open on the weekends. This is especially confusing when you’re talking about the field of medicine. However, many locally owned, independent pharmacies do just this. They stick to more traditional business hours, which leaves many customers struggling to fill prescriptions. [continue reading…]

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