Could “the worm” possibly getting ready to turn ?

Can Express Scripts Really Count on Walgreen, CVS, and Rite Aid? From the article: With the drugstore chains seeking their own fortunes in the ever-changing prescription drug space, pharmacy benefits managers like Express Scripts could eventually see competitive pressure on their earnings. a more concerted effort from the big three retail chains could change the […]


Omnicare to pay $120M to settle kickback claim FEDERAL ANTI-KICKBACK LAW AND REGULATORY SAFE HARBORS From the regulation : the law states that anyone who knowingly and willfully receives or pays anything of value to influence the referral of federal health care program business, including Medicare and Medicaid, can be held accountable for a felony. […]

The aftermath of carelessness and GREED ?

A year later, fungal meningitis victims still suffering, but rebuilding From the article: They’re among some 750 people sickened in the outbreak that started in the late summer of 2012, peaked in the fall and eventually led to 64 deaths. Health officials traced the dangerous fungal infections to contaminated steroid back pain shots manufactured by […]


Do new pharmacists face a joblessness crisis? From the article: Brown predicts a stark market correction. “New PharmD and/or residency graduates will not be the only victims of academic overgrowth. The academy itself will suffer repercussions. Awareness of new graduate joblessness will eventually lead to a decrease in applications to pharmacy colleges and schools, making […]

Law of supply and demand – expanded !

In microeconomics, supply and demand is an economic model of price determination in a market. It concludes that in a competitive market, the unit price for a particular good will vary until it settles at a point where the quantity demanded by consumers (at current price) will equal the quantity supplied by producers (at current […]

Is there intelligent life on earth ?

Today on my commute home… the double decker bridge that I take to/from work.. was having one of three lanes closed for bridge inspection. One of the most irritating things under such congestion is those who believe that their time is much more important than everyone else and zoom up the lane that is being […]

Interview with the author of the second book on community pharmacy medication errors

Interview with Dennis Miller, R.Ph., author of the recently published book CHAIN DRUG STORES ARE DANGEROUS:  How Their Reckless Obsession With the Bottom Line Places You At Risk for Serious Harm or Death.  The paperback version of the book is a massive 630 pages and is now available on for $13.32 (at no profit to […]

Just as Dennis Miller’s new books debuts ….

  Yesterday Dennis Miller announced his new book as they hit the shelves…. Chain Drug Stores Are Dangerous: How Their Reckless Obsession With the Bottom Line Places You At Risk for Serious Harm or Death This text shows up in my inbox… from a incident at one of the major chain/PBM’s.. Just one of an […]

Harm/Death at the Rx counter ?

  Dennis Miller strikes again… after taking 20 + years to write his first book .. a whopping 753 pages.. about the size of WAR & PEACE 🙂 Pharmacy Exposed: 1,000 Things That Can Go Deadly Wrong At the Drugstore Dennis just published his second book.. Chain Drug Stores Are Dangerous: How Their Reckless Obsession […]

More med errors … more close calls and not so good outcomes