Pharmacists, Adherence and Almased: A Winning Triad Combination

In Patient Engagement By Dr. Charles Shively / November 8, 2014

The Adherence Action Agenda and Diabetes For years, pharmacists have acknowledged the guideline triad regarding prescription dispensing: Is there a known relationship between the patient, physician and pharmacist? Today, pharmacists have been challenged to support and advance a national agenda-The Adherence Action Agenda (A3)- following a report by the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) in October of 2013. Read more

Primary Care and Pharmacy: Sooner or Later?

In Patient Engagement By Dr. Charles Shively / November 6, 2014

Primary Care IS Pharmacy! Who here senses…as I do…that pharmacy owners can effort ROI success by establishing primary care centers within their existing operations?  Are we “on the same page”? Read more

Believe It, Almased® Affects Permanent Weight Loss for People with Diabetes!

In Patient Engagement By Dr. Charles Shively / November 11, 2014

Believe what you read? The back of an Almased® sample packet has a number of statements that caused me…a pharmacist…to further investigate the product. Only after a thorough investigation (easy these days with the internet availability of credible studies), guess what? They are all true Read more

Which Pharmacies Are Now ePharmacies?

In Patient Engagement By Dr. Charles Shively / November 5, 2014

Independents? Chains? Outpatient Hospital Pharmacies? Which of these pharmacy organizations offer their customer/patients open access to their pharmacy medication profile? Which pharmacies have further expanded this client contact by offering mobile apps…eMobile? What’s the old expression? SNOOZE, you lose? Read more