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Hospitals Rein in Drug Costs for Inpatients
Thursday, June 8, 2017
When Cleveland Clinic launched an initiative to control drug costs, Jeff Rosner, senior director of ...
Telepharmacy Boosts Round-the-Clock Coverage
Friday, May 12, 2017
New data from both industry and private practice suggests that telepharmacy can be a powerful tool f...
Calvin Johnson (CJ) Named CPS CEO
Monday, April 17, 2017
Comprehensive Pharmacy Services, the largest hospital pharmacy services provider in the nation, anno...
Comprehensive Pharmacy Services buys PharmaSource, will expand services
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Hospital pharmacy supplier Comprehensive Pharmacy Services has acquired PharmaSource, the pharmacy m...
21st Century Cures Act Advisory
Friday, January 27, 2017
The 21st Century Cures Act, signed into law on December 13, 2016, includes resources to fight the op...
Oral Anticoagulation After Pulmonary Vein Isolation
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Do patients with atrial fibrillation and risk factors for stroke benefit from oral anticoagulation t...
PPIs and Stroke Risk
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Are proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) associated with an increased risk of stroke? This is one of the t...
Expanding Patient Care from 340B Savings
Thursday, November 17, 2016
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) wants to know that 340B-covered entities are...
5 Steps to Managing Rising Drug Costs
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
With prescription drug price hyperinflation on the rise, health systems need a comprehensive pharmac...
Surveys and Medication Management Challenges
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Hospital pharmacists and others involved in compliance with medication management standards are well...
Drug Price Hikes May Be Hitting Hospitals Harder Than Consumers
Monday, October 17, 2016
Skyrocketing drug prices are hitting hospitals even harder than consumers, as reported in a new Amer...
FluMist Not Recommended for 2016-2017 Influenza Season
Friday, September 30, 2016
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) provides advice and guidance to the Director...
The Future of Pharmacy - CPS Digital Book
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Comprehensive Pharmacy Services is dedicated to supporting hospital pharmacy leadership across the e...
ISMP Targeted Best Practices: Frequently Asked Questions
Monday, September 26, 2016
The ISMP Targeted Best Practices, updated this year, are an essential set of guidelines for medicati...
5 Steps for Achieving 340B 'Continuous Readiness'
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
For more than 20 years, the federal 340B Drug Pricing Program has helped health care providers who s...
Can Clinical Pharmacists Help Cut Readmissions in Half?
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
With Medicare set to doc the pay of nearly 2,600 hospitals by $528 million in 2017 due to excessive ...
Medication Event Reporting: An Important Tool in the Medication Safety Toolbox
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
A recent ASHP NewsLink included a reminder (below) that medication errors may be reported to ISMP an...
Do the use of PPIs lead to C diff?
Friday, August 12, 2016
Whether or not the use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) leads to the development of Clostridium diff...
Improving Medication Safety with Accurate Preadmission Medication Lists and Postdischarge Education
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Gathering a complete preadmission medication list (PAML) at admission remains an essential component...
A (Mostly) DIY Approach to Outpatient Pharmacy
Thursday, August 4, 2016
The decision whether to build or buy an outpatient pharmacy network versus partnering with existing ...
Unbundling the Secrets of Managing Drug Costs in the Era of Value-Based Care
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Hospitals and Health Networks (H&HN): Persistent and pernicious prescription drug cost hyperinfl...
Hot Topics at 340B Coalition Conference
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Pharmacy Practice News: Implementing the 340B Drug Pricing Program can be daunting, with many covere...
IS I.V. ACETAMINOPHEN REALLY SUPERIOR TO OTHER MODES OF ANALGESIA?
Monday, August 1, 2016
By Marvin Finnefrock Multimodal analgesia comprises several options, including acetaminophen, nonst...
Pharmacogenomics - the new reality?
Monday, August 1, 2016
What is pharmacogenomics?  Based on recent survey results published by St Sauver JL et al in Am...
6 Steps for Hospitals to Take to Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse, Diversion
Monday, August 1, 2016
Hospitals are under increased scrutiny from regulatory agencies over prescription drug abuse and the...
5 Steps 340B Hospitals Should Take Now
Sunday, July 31, 2016
For 340B hospitals, the risk of an audit has never been greater. The Health Resources and Services A...
Be Ever Vigilant to Survive a HRSA 340B Audit
Sunday, July 31, 2016
The complexities of the 340B Drug Pricing Program require continual oversight and review. In this th...
Cultivating a 340B Institutional Knowledge Base
Sunday, July 31, 2016
The 340B Drug Pricing Program affects every 340B-eligible hospital in an interdisciplinary fashion, ...
5 Actions for Reaching a 340B Safe Harbor
Sunday, July 31, 2016
To preserve, protect and strengthen an effective federal 340B Drug Pricing Program, hospitals must e...
Breaking the Mold: A Review of Mucormycosis and Current Pharmacological Treatment Options
Friday, June 17, 2016
Annals of Pharmacotherapy: Invasive fungal infections are relatively rare because the human immune s...
Integrating The Pharmacy to Reduce Readmissions
Friday, June 17, 2016
Hospitals and Health Networks (H&HN): Abington Jefferson Health in Pennsylvania recently partner...
The Top 10 C-suite Pain Points Bringing Pharmacy Out of the Basement
Friday, June 17, 2016
Hospitals and Health Networks (H&HN): While some forward-looking hospitals and health systems lo...
Mobile Dashboard App Delivers Timely Management Rx Metrics
Friday, June 17, 2016
Chief Pharmacy Officer Magazine: The new Rx-MobileDashboard app is proving itself in the field, offe...
Saline shortages: A 3-step action plan
Friday, June 17, 2016
Formulary Journal (a Modern Medicine publication): Hospital pharmacists are on the frontline of...
IV nitroglycerin shortage concerning, but manageable
Friday, June 17, 2016
Formulary Journal (a Modern Medicine publication): Although every drug shortage is a concern to heal...
3 Steps for Reducing Costs and Improving Quality for the Hospital Inpatient Pharmacy
Friday, June 17, 2016
Becker's Hospital Review: With reimbursements declining and regulatory and financial pressures risin...
U.S. prescription drug spending to hit $400 billion a year by 2020: IMS 
Friday, June 17, 2016
Reuters: In spite of efforts to contain drug costs, spending on pharmaceutical drugs in the U.S. wil...
340B or Not to Be: How Chain Pharmacies Can Thrive in the Complicated Federal Prescription Program
Friday, June 17, 2016
NACDS Newswire (National Association of Chain Drug Stores): There is no doubt that the prescription ...
Telepharmacy: How technology is innovating the hospital pharmacy
Friday, June 17, 2016
Becker’s Hospital Review: The hospital pharmacy typically accounts for up to 15% of a hospital...
Fighting back against 340B criticisms
Friday, June 17, 2016
Managed Healthcare Executive: Like many federally funded programs, the 340B Discount Drug program ha...

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