Jason Poquette

Jason Poquette, RPh, is a 1993 graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy. For most of his career, he has held retail pharmacy management positions. He also spent 7 years working in health plan formulary analysis and research. He currently works for Pharmacy Healthcare Solutions (PHS) as manager of an outpatient hospital pharmacy, developing programs to improve utilization of the pharmacy and transitional care for patients.
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Apr 23, 2018 @02:28 AM
Angry patients seem to be more common at the pharmacy counter. Here are 5 tips to calm them down.
Apr 5, 2018 @05:29 PM
This brand has evolved over the past 2 decades.
Jul 13, 2017 @12:02 PM
Businesses need great leaders. An often unconsidered source for leadership talent are successful pharmacy managers!
May 23, 2017 @12:18 PM
This year saw a steep decline in the overall pass rate for the NAPLEX. This may be due to some changes in format, but some unanswered questions remain.
Feb 21, 2017 @02:38 AM
A new study questions the safety of the popular PPI (proton pump inhibitor) drugs with respect to risk for ischemic stroke. This article examines the evidence with a focus on patient counseling.
Dec 6, 2016 @04:52 AM
Effective pharmacy management is about learning to be a servant to others. All of the responsibilities of a pharmacy manager can be generally grouped under 4 focuses of service.
Nov 30, 2016 @02:14 AM
Reports show that sales and revenue from Hepatitis C treatments are declining. What does this mean for patients?
Nov 17, 2016 @03:28 AM
Massachusetts passed a new law requiring practitioners to check MassPAT (the Massachusetts Prescription Awareness Tool) before prescribing narcotics. Whether this will help reduce doctor-shopping will depend on several things.
Oct 31, 2016 @11:00 AM
Drug coupons that reduce the copay for brand-name medications have sometimes been criticized for driving up health care costs, but it possible that there's an upside to their use as well?
Oct 19, 2016 @03:31 AM
The allegations seem foggy.
Sep 2, 2016 @05:48 AM
This process becomes routine for pharmacists over time, but each step is important.
Aug 29, 2016 @07:32 AM
There are some frustrations certain pharmacists deal with in their practice settings that others hardly ever encounter at all.
Aug 9, 2016 @02:06 AM
The prescription filling process is filled with pitfalls and potential problems.
Aug 6, 2016 @03:10 AM
Recent study results published in JAMA showed a correlation between drug company-sponsored meals and physician prescribing practices.
Jun 28, 2016 @08:38 AM
Here are 5 ways to add diversity to your job title without changing companies.
Jun 16, 2016 @05:02 AM
With co-pays and deductibles always increasing, pharmacies have an opportunity to work with patients and providers to help reduce medication costs.
May 24, 2016 @04:04 AM
As a member of the Class of 2016, you deserve props for successfully completing the long and arduous journey through pharmacy school and rotations.
May 10, 2016 @04:08 AM
in the midst of all the discussion on how to reduce opioid prescribing and abuse, there seems to be awkward silence when it comes to the largest group of opioid users: nonabusers.
Apr 11, 2016 @07:33 AM
The phone interview may not win you the job, but it can often lose you the job.
Apr 4, 2016 @07:28 AM
The pharmacy job market recently saw its steepest drop in the last 10 years, according to data collected by the Pharmacy Workforce Center.
Mar 2, 2016 @10:56 AM
Retail pharmacists working in traditional chain and independent pharmacy settings can expect to see 7000 fewer jobs by 2024.
Jan 28, 2016 @04:32 AM
More and more pharmacists are unfortunately facing the challenge of unemployment.
Nov 29, 2015 @05:02 AM
It has been a year since the DEA reclassified all drugs containing the opioid hydrocodone as Schedule II controlled substances.
Oct 15, 2015 @03:02 AM
Here are some important drug facts to review before Addyi launches in October.
Sep 8, 2015 @03:29 AM
A pharmacist's perspective of OxyContin's approval for use in patients ages 11 to 16.
Aug 24, 2015 @01:55 AM
Repeated requests for early refills may be a sign that a medication is being misused or diverted.
Aug 3, 2015 @09:13 AM
CVS's acquisition of Target's pharmacy business is just the latest example of changes that are on the horizon for the pharmacy profession.
Jul 6, 2015 @02:04 AM
Generic drugs are cheap, effective, and FDA approved. So, what's the problem?
Apr 9, 2015 @01:45 AM
Pharmacy robberies are far from rare.
Feb 25, 2015 @01:51 AM
AbbVie and Gilead are fighting over hepatitis C drug market share.
Jan 13, 2015 @05:08 AM
Express Scripts strikes a deal with AbbVie to provide its hepatitis C treatment to members at a discounted rate. But will this deal end up costing more in the end?
Dec 29, 2014 @06:46 AM
A reflection and thank you to those in the pharmacy profession for their involvement with patients this past year.
Dec 1, 2014 @02:50 AM
Should CVS Caremark be allowed to charge patients more for buying their prescriptions at stores that sell tobacco?
Oct 29, 2014 @03:05 AM
Supporters of the upcoming rescheduling of hydrocodone combination products believe it will help curb our drug abuse and addiction problem in the United States. I don't think so. This article explains why.
Sep 18, 2014 @11:08 AM
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