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Pharmacists are key to Medicare Part D education and outreach
By UCSF School of Pharmacy Editorial Staff / Tue May 23, 2006
Medicare Part D decisions are confusing and complex, especially to underprivileged and underserved seniors and disabled applicants. Pharmacists have the expertise to solve this problem if they were named by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as the primary educators for the Part D benefit and appropriately funded, according to B. Joseph Guglielmo, PharmD, chair; Marilyn Stebbins, PharmD, clinical professor; and Timothy W. Cutler, PharmD, assistant clinical pharmacy professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, UCSF School of Pharmacy.
• Full story: [Pharmacists Could Help with Drug Plan][link defunct].
About the School: The UCSF School of Pharmacy aims to solve the most pressing health care problems and strives to ensure that each patient receives the safest, most effective treatments. Our discoveries seed the development of novel therapies, and our researchers consistently lead the nation in NIH funding. The School’s doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree program, with its unique emphasis on scientific thinking, prepares students to be critical thinkers and leaders in their field.