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October 17, 2022

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Excellence in Pharmacy Practice: Hoffner and team give her pharmacy a small town feel

Excellence in Pharmacy Practice: Hoffner and team give her pharmacy a small town feel

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Thrifty White pharmacist Erica Hoffner recalls that her interest in pharmacy started early in life.  “I became interested in pharmacy during grade school. We had an excellent pharmacist that was caring and compassionate, he really strived to take care of his patients and was very involved in the community,” says Hoffner.

Excellence in Pharmacy Practice: Pardi focuses on interacting with, educating patients

Excellence in Pharmacy Practice: Pardi focuses on interacting with, educating patients

ILION, N.Y. — For Steve Pardi of Medicine Shoppe, his career choice seemed to predetermine that he would be taking care of patients. “I liked biology and chemistry and wanted to pursue something in the health care field,” he says. There was also an influential mentor who helped him on his career path. “The most

Excellence in Pharmacy Practice: Paragon Award winner Pouliot puts patient safety first

Excellence in Pharmacy Practice: Paragon Award winner Pouliot puts patient safety first

  CRANSTON, R.I. — Pharmacy manager Katie Pouliot was recently surprised by a visit from Ken Hopkins, the mayor of Cranston, the city where the CVS Pharmacy she manages is located. Hopkins had heard that Pouliot was named a national Paragon Award recipient and was there to recognize Pouliot for her service to the community.

Excellence in Pharmacy Practice: Army veteran Oh serves culturally diverse community for Walmart

Excellence in Pharmacy Practice: Army veteran Oh serves culturally diverse community for Walmart

DULUTH, Ga. — John Oh was introduced to his future profession by a pharmacy officer when he was serving as an Army ammunition specialist in 2001. “He motivated me to pursue a career in the pharmacy profession to assist our soldiers and community providing pharmaceutical service,” Oh says. After graduating from Mercer University College of

Excellence in Pharmacy Practice: Genoa’s Chau takes care of patients like they are family

Excellence in Pharmacy Practice: Genoa’s Chau takes care of patients like they are family

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. — When Genoa Healthcare pharmacist Dieu Chau decided to go back to school to study pharmacy, she wanted to find a career that would challenge her both professionally and personally. At Genoa Healthcare, she has found her niche. Chau started as a Genoa pharmacist in 2020 at a pharmacy in Phoenix, where

The role of artificial intelligence in drug discovery

The role of artificial intelligence in drug discovery

Despite the buzz around artificial intelligence (AI), most industry insiders know that the use of machine learning (ML) in drug discovery is nothing new. For more than a decade, researchers have used computational techniques for many purposes, such as finding hits, modeling drug-protein interactions and predicting reaction rates. What is new is the hype. As

Chains are blazing a path toward health equity

Chains are blazing a path toward health equity

Good news for those paying close attention to the fight for health equity: We’re seeing a tide change in the industry. For years, many groups have been talking about the moral imperative of improving health equity, but recently there’s been increased momentum toward real, lasting change. The pandemic and the push for social justice have

Kroger’s exit from Express Scripts deal looms large

Kroger’s exit from Express Scripts deal looms large

The health care arm of the nation’s largest operator of traditional supermarkets announced late last month that it has notified Express Scripts of plans to terminate their pharmacy provider agreement if a new contact with improved terms isn’t in place by the end of the year. Should that come to pass, the pharmacy benefits manager’s

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