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The NC PBM Bill Explained

December 19, 2019

By: Amber Ray Often the true impact of legislation on our day-to-day lives can be difficult to understand, especially when it comes to health care. Because of the piecemeal nature of our health care system, woven together with various chains … Continued

Keeping the Dream Alive: Part 1

October 7, 2019

Keeping the Dream Alive – written by second-year student pharmacist, Emily Meggs – is a multi-part series about pharmacy identity and pharmacy history.   “The dream of pharmacy as a clinical profession has been deferred for too long.”  – Charles … Continued

CMO Student Interns Take on Social Determinants of Health

June 19, 2019

By: Amber Ray Health is strongly impacted by the conditions in which people grow, learn, work, and live. Consider, for example, the health implications of trying to exercise in a neighborhood with no sidewalks, being unable to read a prescription … Continued

Reducing Drug Costs by Banning ‘Gag Clauses’

May 31, 2019

About the author: Toneth Sang recently completed her first year at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Drug prices in the United States (US) far exceed that of other industrialized nations. For instance, the price of the top 20 highest-revenue … Continued

Moving Beyond the 340B Program

May 20, 2019

By: Amber Ray The Perils Facing Safety Net Organizations Safety net practices, those “providers that organize and deliver a significant level of health care and other needed services to uninsured, Medicaid and other vulnerable patients,” help make up the fabric … Continued