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How to Use Social Media to Improve Pharmacy and Pharmacy Education

How to Use Social Media to Improve Pharmacy and Pharmacy Education | Pharmacy |

Via Marie Ennis-O'Connor
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Because medicine is such an unknown topic it is wise to post it on our social media so people can put their questions or inputs on it. Thus creating a more interactive pharmacy experience. This will be good for the medicine and pharmacy industry because perople will finally be able to get their unanswered questions answered in plain English.

Marie Ennis-O'Connor's curator insight, September 16, 2013 9:07 AM

Results of survey of University of Florida pharmacy students and faculty on their use of social media and their ideas on how social media can be used to amplify the voice of pharmacy, shape perception of the pharmacy profession, or enhance pharmacy education

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Walgreens Closes Deal, Begins New Era In Global Pharmacy

Walgreens Closes Deal, Begins New Era In Global Pharmacy | Pharmacy |

ingWalgreens (WAG) closed its deal with Alliance Boots this morning, launching under a new holding company with its eyes on global expansion, a first for the retail pharmacy industry.

As part of the deal, the new Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) begins today trading on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “WBA.” Earlier this week, Walgreens shareholders approved acquiring the remaining 55 percent of European drugstore chain Alliance Boots that the U.S. pharmacy doesn’t already own. It completes a process  that began in 2012.

Walgreens, which began with its first corner drugstore in Chicago in 1901, now has a “retail pharmacy network spanning the United States and Europe as well as key markets in Latin America and Asia.”

Combined, Walgreens Boots Alliance has more than 12,800 stores in more than 25 countries with more than 370,000 employees. Walgreens has been the largest U.S. pharmacy chain, ahead of CVS Health (CVS). The companies also distribute products from more than 340 pharmaceutical distribution centers that the companies said serve more than 180,000 pharmacies and other health care entities.

“Becoming global gives us the ability to generate significant and sustainable benefits for local markets and all stakeholders, from consumers and patients, to pharmacists, suppliers, business partners and, of course, our employees,” said Stefano Pessina, 73, who become acting CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance following the retirement of Walgreen Co. CEO Greg Wasson, 56.

A search for Wasson’s successor is expected to begin soon now that the deal has closed.

The outgoing Wasson said the deal combines “two iconic brands” with “complementary geographic footprints” and companies that have provided health care and community pharmacy services “each dating back more than 100 years.”


Via Technical Dr. Inc.
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The pharmacy market is growing and one of the biggest pharmacy company is expanding. Walgreen's pharmacy has decided to break off and create their own individual company, this means that the future of the pharmacy business will have more competition as well as continue expanding. Which is good for individuals trying to find jobs in that industry

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Why Use An Online Pet Pharmacy?

Why Use An Online Pet Pharmacy? | Pharmacy |
Have you ever considered using an online pet pharmacy? Learn some of the advantages and disadvantages of online pet pharmacies.


Some things to watch for:The online pharmacy should have a licensed veterinarian or a pharmacist on staff. In order for a pharmacy to purchase and prescribe medications, a veterinarian or pharmacist is required. If a veterinarian or pharmacist is on staff, they can also review the medications that are dispensed by the pharmacy and make sure the correct medicine is being sent out.Don’t order from online pharmacies that don’t require a prescription for prescription medications.The site should list a physical business address, a phone number, or other contact information so you can get in contact with the pet pharmacy if


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Online pharmacy is a new thing in our society but since everything is already on the web, it should not be a problem. However their are a few security tips that everyone should take before placing an order online. The number one tip is to check the website credentials before ordering so you won't get ripped off or scammed.