This month’s Insights Newsletter covers the latest practice-changing pharmacy updates, emerging trends, and natural medicines trending topics and resources. Read information on how to simplify your pharmacy’s compliance program, insights on how to tackle the pharmacy technician shortage, and more!
Insights Newsletter | March 2023
Share the Latest about COVID-19 Treatments:
COVID-19 is still leading to thousands of hospitalizations and hundreds of deaths per day, but outpatient treatment remains underutilized. There are many treatment barriers, including lack of medication awareness, concerns of “COVID-19 rebound,” and confusion about drug interactions. In this month’s Pharmacist’s Letter, Prescriber’s Letter, Pharmacy Technician’s Letter, and Hospital Pharmacist’s Letter articles, we provide advice to help clinicians emphasize the treatment benefits of antivirals for COVID-19. Read Newsletter
Improve Access to Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder
Updated federal law eliminates the “X” DEA number requirement for buprenorphine prescriptions for opioid use disorder (OUD) and the limit on the number of patients that a prescriber can treat for OUD. The goal is to improve medication access, since only about 10% of patients with OUD receive treatment. Our Pharmacist’s Letter, Prescriber’s Letter, Pharmacy Technician’s Letter, and Hospital Pharmacist’s Letter articles highlight changes to the federal law regarding buprenorphine prescriptions. Read Newsletter
What Is Cordyceps?
The HBO show “The Last of Us” is causing quite a stir around cordyceps, which is a fungus parasite. Questions about cordyceps’ use in a variety of conditions, as well as types of supplements that contain cordyceps, are frequent areas of interest. Our Natural Medicines article provides a background on cordyceps and detailed information on wild versus lab-created varieties. Read Newsletter
Other Covered Topics
Learn how to stay current with the latest pharmacy law and regulatory changes, and read recent updates in our Natural Medicines Resource Hub. Get insights on how to tackle the pharmacy technician shortage. Don’t forget to check out the upcoming CriticalPoint virtual training schedule, and watch our new on-demand webinar.