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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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

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Update on Specialties

The number of BPS specialties now stands at eleven following the merger of the Certified Geriatric Pharmacist credential with existing BPS specialties and the approval of Cardiology and Infectious Diseases Pharmacy as specialties. The growth in specialties parallels the growth of PGY2 residencies and more importantly follows the increasing responsibilities that pharmacists have as part… Continue Reading Update on Specialties

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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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Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) — Partnership with the Profession

What an exciting and productive year we have just concluded and we are well underway in planning for an even more robust year in 2017. Under the leadership of William (Bill) E. Evans, 2016 Chair of BPS and William (Bill) Ellis, Executive Director of BPS, remarkable progress was made partnering with the profession to position… Continue Reading Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) — Partnership with the Profession

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Transition of CGP Credential is Another Important Step for Professional Unity

On October 25, 2016 the Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy (CCGP) and the Board of Pharmacy Specialties® (BPS) jointly announced that an agreement had been reached, in principle, to move the Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (CGP) credential under the BPS portfolio of pharmacist certifications. Continue Reading Transition of CGP Credential is Another Important Step for Professional Unity

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