DSN: October 19 2015

BY DSN STAFF

DON’T be this pharmacist.
Be more like the ones Drug Store News profiles in this special section, compiled in honor of National Pharmacist Month in October.

Today’s pharmacists DON’T hide behind the counter and they do A LOT MORE than just fill prescriptions. They are saving the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and private insurers millions of dollars — and saving lives — by helping patients take their medications as they are supposed to. They help patients find the means to be able to afford potentially life-saving medications. They are partnering with physician and hospital groups, and public and private employers to help patients lose weight, quit smoking and meet other specific health goals. They are creating special immunization programs in their communities. They are working with hospitals to help reduce patient readmissions. And they are mentoring and training the next generation of great community pharmacists.

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Study: Healthy food shoppers want transparency
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Abrafarma Future Trends conference welcomes DSN
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CATEGORY REVIEWS
SPECIALTY PHARMACY: Analysts: Savings outweigh costs of specialty meds
GENERICS: First biosimilar paves way for future launches
DIGESTIVES: Category evolves from relief into prevention
ANALGESICS: Sleep-pain formulas provide relief
SHAVE: Grooming options for facial hair grow
NATURAL BEAUTY: No more false starts: Natural care on the rise
MULTICULTURAL: Asian beauty influences American market
SNACKS: Nuts among top 10 snack foods

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