5 Pharmacy Services that Improve Patient Outcomes

July 18, 2018
Alex Evans, PharmD, BCGP
Alex Evans, PharmD, BCGP

Alex Evans works in community pharmacy in Kihei, Hawaii. He is also a PADI assistant scuba instructor.

How can your local pharmacy help improve patient outcomes and reduce cost of care? A PharmD explains these 5 "hidden gem" services. 

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