Thoughts on Health Equity

The folks at Health Affairs released a themed issue this month on Pursuing Health Equity, which includes fantastic articles addressing...

Drug Price Wars, Episode VII: The General Assembly Awakens

As with the long delay between epic Star Wars films, our Drug Price Wars series took a small hiatus while...

Out-of-network—In trouble?

A guest post by Daniel R. Malcom, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP It’s 11:30pm and everyone in your house has settled in...

The Pharmacist’s Role in the Quest for Social Justice

The Pharmacist’s Role in the Quest for Social Justice

UMB’s University Student Government Association recently hosted an interprofessional panel discussion focused on the topic of social justice. As an...

340B Series (Part 2): Expansion of contract pharmacies & 340B confusion.

340B Series (Part 2): Expansion of contract pharmacies & 340B confusion.

The second part of our 340B story-time series revolves around a small shift in 2010 that has had a major...

340B Series (Part 1): Mandatory drug price discounts are born.

340B Series (Part 1): Mandatory drug price discounts are born.

In 1990, drug manufacturers were required by the new Medicaid Drug Rebate Program to provide discounts on outpatient drugs that...

Name that President (Part 2)

Name that President (Part 2)

As you can tell from my last post, I love history.  I’m blown away by the talking heads on TV...

Name that President (Part 1)

Name that President (Part 1)

American politics gets pretty crazy at times.  While partisan debates are interesting at times, I really enjoy diving deeper into...

New CII Stories: A call for practitioner experiences with the hydrocodone/apap rescheduling.

New CII Stories: A call for practitioner experiences with the hydrocodone/apap rescheduling.

Today the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) officially rescheduled hydrocodone combination products (HCP) from Schedule III to Schedule II.  HCP’s are...

Politics of Healthcare (Part 3): Dietary Supplements and DSHEA

Politics of Healthcare (Part 3): Dietary Supplements and DSHEA

For the 3rd installment of my “Politics of Healthcare” series we return to the Clinton years and a significant piece...

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