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Navarro Discount Pharmacy recognized for patient therapy management

BY Antoinette Alexander

MIAMI — Navarro Discount Pharmacy has been selected by OutcomesMTM as 1-of4 pharmacies in the Southeast region recognized for its commitment to patient therapy management and the health of its patients.

“We are honored to receive this recognition which highlights our continued commitment to patient health, education and the individualized attention we provide our patients on a daily basis,” Albert Garcia, EVP of pharmacy at Navarro Discount Pharmacy stated. OutcomesMTM designs, delivers and administers MTM programs.

OutcomesMTM pharmacists team
    
Recognized as the pharmacy representative for the Southeast region, Navarro Discount Pharmacy’s Targeted Intervention Program’s success percentage was more than twice as high as the average of other pharmacies within the region. Scoring is based on getting pharmacists involved in making a face-to-face difference for their patients in the most efficient way possible. Navarro pharmacists are focused on medication issues such as non-adherence, high-risk medications and identifying cost-saving opportunities for patients.  
   

 

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Retailers, pharmacy trade and professional groups sponsor Capitol Hill health fair

BY Alaric DeArment

WASHINGTON — More than six dozen pharmacists and pharmacy students from in and around the District of Columbia offered free health screenings on Capitol Hill Tuesday as a way to promote awareness of the role pharmacists play in the healthcare system.

The screenings for bone density, body composition, glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure and consultations were given to more than 200 members of Congress, staff, aides and the general public, sponsored by the American Pharmacists Association, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, the National Community Pharmacists Association, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the Congressional Community Pharmacy Caucus.

"Pharmacist-provided patient care is an important service for many people throughout the country," APhA EVP and CEO Thomas Menighan said. "Pharmacists are the most accessible healthcare provider, with pharmacy locations in almost eery community in America. Pharmacists demonstrated knowledge and training, combined with this accessibility, makes them a valuable member of a patient’s healthcare team."

Other sponsors of the event included Rite Aid, Albertsons, Walgreens, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore School of Pharmacy, the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy.

 

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Diplomat’s Jennifer Hagerman named president-elect of Michigan Pharmacists Association for 2014

BY Alaric DeArment

FLINT, Mich. — Diplomat senior director of education and quality Jennifer Hagerman has been named as president-elect of the Michigan Pharmacists Association for 2014, the specialty pharmacy company said Wednesday.

Diplomat said members of the MPA had voted in Hagerman, who directs Diplomat’s training arm, Diplomat University, as well as overseeing the company’s quality assurance program and directing its Postgraduate Year One Pharmacy Residency Program.

"I am eager to continue Diplomat’s tradition of serving the pharmacy profession, enhancing the company’s strong ties with MPA and staying at the forefront of pharmacy issues as they relate to the state of Michigan," Hagerman said. "I believe strongly in the mission of MPA and look forward to serving as president-elect."

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