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Precision Pharmacy: Integrating Pharmacogenomics in Clinical Practice

For many decades pharmacists have used patient characteristics to individualize drug therapy, initially deploying simple patient characteristics such as age, body weight and/or renal function to determine appropriate dosages. This process has continued to grow in sophistication and now utilizes genetics and many other biological and pharmacological variables. In that respect, the concept of “precision… Continue Reading Precision Pharmacy: Integrating Pharmacogenomics in Clinical Practice

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Reducing Stigma for Persons with Mental Illness – Our Professional Role

Jerry McKee Pharm. D., M.S., BCPP Medical Affairs Director of Pharmacy Community Care of North Carolina   Mental illness is common throughout the United States, affecting tens of millions of people each year, and overall, only about half of those affected receive treatment1. For those with mental illness, there are many barriers to accessing optimal… Continue Reading Reducing Stigma for Persons with Mental Illness – Our Professional Role

Sam Johnson

Medication Optimization and the Value of Board Certification

As I survey the landscape of health care delivery and finance, I am reminded of the difference between cost and worth. Cost, of course, defined by the Oxford Dictionary as the “required payment before something can be acquired or completed;” as opposed to worth, “the value equivalent to that of someone or something under consideration.”… Continue Reading Medication Optimization and the Value of Board Certification

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Growth of Pharmacist Board Certification

Peter G. Koval, PharmD, BCPS, CPP Associate Professor of Clinical Education University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy   Growth of Pharmacist Board-Certification – “If you build it…they will come to be certified by BPS!” Spring reminds many of us of baseball season. One classic baseball film, A Field of Dreams utilizes… Continue Reading Growth of Pharmacist Board Certification