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Pharmacists fight bitter pill of audit practices

...co-chairman of the Alaska Pharmacists Association and an active pharmacist, testified the bill was his...with the National Community Pharmacists Association in Washington...Brown is an independent pharmacist from Fairbanks. He supports...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-02-28/pharmacists-fight-bitter-pill-audit-pra
State
Pharmacists find unique ways to stay in business

...happened to independent pharmacist Bill Altland, owner...Altland and other Alaska pharmacists aren't sure that...said several Alaskan pharmacists. "It's important...to be able to have a pharmacist manage your medications...all the drugs taken, pharmacists can keep patients from...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110909/sta_514419354.shtml
Medicare a mess for pharmacists

...Medicare. Medicare requires the pharmacist to get a signed prescription...Medicare also asks the pharmacist to obtain quantity and directions...said. During this call the pharmacist has to sift through 20 to...Negri of Medicare said pharmacists are not required to file...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082601/Loc_medicare.shtml
Local
My Turn: Eighty insurance cards, and counting

...prescriptions to my favorite pharmacist. After attempting to input my...information multiple times, the pharmacist told me Aetna's system gave...fill his prescription, the poor pharmacist again said there was an error...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-10/eighty-insurance-cards-and-counting
Opinion
$11.7M scholarship bill advances to Senate floor

JUNEAU - Major scholarship legislation tacked on to a bill to retain dentists, pharmacists and optometrists in Alaska is going to the Senate floor. The Senate Finance Committee advanced a bill Monday to significantly...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/041310/reg_606349739.shtml
Regional News
Marilyn O'Brien

...thank Dr. Cook of Valley Medical Care, Bartlett Hospital nursing staff, Juneau Hospice, especially Hans and Ila, and the pharmacists at Fred Meyer Pharmacy, who were all very helpful and compassionate. The family also thanks our special angels, Kelsey...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000172591962
My Turn: Lost access to compounded medications is a dangerous move by insurance companies

...from a manufacturing facility that is licensed and inspected by the Food and Drug Administration. They are prepared by a pharmacist licensed by the state of Alaska to do what he/ she does safely and skillfully. They are prepared in a pharmacy licensed...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-29/my-turn-lost-access-compunded-medicat
Opinion
A friendly face in tough times

...treatment. She doesn't do it alone, though she may be the face of the department. Collins said she works closely with a pharmacist and pharmacy technician, who make the drugs and assure their quality, before they make it to her to check. She loves her...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-03/friendly-face-tough-times
Local
Pharmacist sought

...September, a search has been on for a pharmacist for Wrangell. Wrangell Medical Center...care residents be reviewed monthly by a pharmacist, which presently means bringing one...We especially would like to find a pharmacist oriented toward geriatrics," Gilbert...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/123001/sta_wrangpharm.shtml
News
Confusion, relief mark start of new health reforms

...Human Services spokeswoman Joanne Peters said.The agency is coordinating with "insurers, providers, hospitals, and pharmacists to help smooth the transition for consumers who are using their new plans for the first time," she said in an emailed statement...

http://juneauempire.com/juliet-williams/2014-01-03/confusion-relief-mark-start-n

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