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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

Soon Doctors May Be Monitoring Your Fitbit Data

January 2, 2019

Author: Amber Ray What’s on the horizon for Medicare technology-based healthcare in 2019 Part 1 of our blog about technology-based services and the role of pharmacists In the age of convenience and connectivity, information has become accessible in quantities and … Continued

CMO Faculty Spotlight – Dr. Ben Urick

November 19, 2018

Ben Urick, PharmD, PhD Research Assistant Professor Ben Urick is a health services researcher in the Center for Medication Optimization. Dr. Urick’s primary research focuses on the role of community pharmacists in the evolving healthcare system and the use of … Continued