There is a lot going on in the news with a focus on healthcare. In our efforts to support independent and local pharmacies with our BestRx pharmacy management system, we have highlighted a few relevant stories below.
The Redefinition of Pharmacy Jobs
Every vocation continues to evolve in its role and responsibilities, and that of a pharmacist is no different. A recent article from Drug Topics: Voice of the Pharmacist proposes it is difficult to predict what will change in the next 5 to 15 years. The rise of technology definitely is a factor and is posed to potentially edge out the traditional dispensing responsibilities. Pharmacists might see their role transition to that of a healthcare team member in order to increase safety, efficiency, and alleviate costs of treatments. You can explore more of the possibilities in the article. Visit our social media channels including Facebook and Twitter to share your thoughts with us!
Pharmacy Visit in Ohio
There has been a lot of focus on the cost of drugs and PBM reform in the news. Inviting your Congressperson to visit your pharmacy is a great way of illuminating these issues and facilitating open and honest dialogue. Discount Drug Mart in Lakewood, Ohio, received a visit from Leah Jones, the regional representative for Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio). Pharmacy visits are a great way to forge a relationship with your representatives!
Medicare to Pay for Acupuncture
Acupuncture for low back pain, specifically in older adults, is being researched and it has been announced by the Trump administration that Medicare will cover it. Currently, acupuncture is not covered. The goal of this research is for the government to determine if there is valid evidence that this form of treatment is viable.
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