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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