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The Expanding Role of Pharmacists in Patient Care

The scope of pharmacy practice is expanding in all care settings. This is especially true at Kaiser Permanente, because in the organization’s integrated care model, pharmacists work closely with physicians, nurses and other care providers to optimize the effectiveness of medications and promote the total health of patients and members.

Diabetes Patients Do Better After Surgery When Their Blood Sugar is Managed by Pharmacists

PORTLAND, Ore. — A pharmacy-led glycemic control program is linked to improved outcomes for surgical patients with diabetes and those who develop stress-induced hyperglycemia or high blood sugar as a...