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...

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...

About that Carson City pharmacy story: the Affordable Care Act is not to blame

About that Carson City pharmacy story: the Affordable Care Act is not to blame

The following is a collaborative entry written by Joey Mattingly and Brent Reed and can be found on both of...

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...

Social media, health care, and more

Social media, health care, and more

I recently published a review article within the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association (JAPhA) discussing current literature involving clinicians...

Drug Price Wars, Episode IV: A New Value-Based Hope.

Drug Price Wars, Episode IV: A New Value-Based Hope.

The previous episodes of Drug Price Wars focused on the challenges around Hepatitis C virus (HCV), manufacturer and pharmacy benefit...

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...

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...

Politics of Healthcare (Part 2): The Reagan Years

Politics of Healthcare (Part 2): The Reagan Years

President Ronald Reagan, aka: The Gipper, led our country from January 1981- January 1989 and under his leadership our country...

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