• It takes a team to provide excellent care

    Wright-Patterson Medical Center will celebrate National Pharmacy Week on Oct. 18-22 to acknowledge the invaluable contributions pharmacists and technicians make to patient care in hospitals, outpatient clinics and other health care settings.

  • Possible military pharmacy changes due to COVID-19

    Do you use a military pharmacy? If so, there may be temporary limitations that result in s decrease in service or closure at your pharmacy due to COVID-19. To maintain patient and personnel safety, you may have to temporarily switch your prescription to TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or to a TRICARE

  • Hill AFB satellite pharmacy curbside services going well

    The 75th Medical Group Satellite Pharmacy started providing curbside services March 23 in front of the Base Exchange shopping center to abide with “social distancing” recommendations and to increase efforts to mitigate further spread of the novel coronavirus.

  • Altus Airman wins pharmacy technician of the year

    U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Stacie Hamilton, a pharmacy flight chief assigned the 97th Medical Group, won the annual Leadership Pinnacle Senior Technician of the Year Award, May 2019, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.

  • Two worlds, one way of life: former monk becomes Airman

    For most people, spending a day without their phone is an impossible feat. To spend 30 days without a phone, writing, reading, talking or even eye contact would seem unfathomable, but for Thailand Buddhist monks, this is their world. After spending 18 years in that world as a monk, Airman 1st Class

  • Air Force pharmacists support deployed missions

    When most people think of pharmacists, they imagine a local drug store or the pharmacy counter at their military treatment facility. Those are common locations to encounter pharmacists, but many people might not know that Air Force pharmacists also provide critical deployed medical support, offering

  • State of Emergency for several counties in Texas due to Hurricane Harvey

    The governor of Texas has declared a State of Emergency for several counties due to severe weather. Emergency refill procedures are in place from August 23, 2017 through September 05, 2017.Affected counties include: Aransas, Austin, Bee, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, Brazoria, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort

  • Annual Consent for Automatic Prescription Refills Begins Sept. 1

    Beginning Sept. 1, 2017, Express Scripts will need annual consent from patients who want to receive automatic refills of their maintenance medications enrolled in TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery. This means that just before one of your prescriptions runs out of refills, Express Scripts will reach out

  • Medical squadron commander puts whole patient in focus

    HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- For Hanscom’s newly-minted 66th Medical Squadron commander, Col. Russell Pinard, running his squadron is a return to hands-on medical care. Pinard, an optometrist, has run both small medical facilities like the 61st Medical Squadron at Los Angeles Air Force Base and

  • Moving? Toss Unwanted or Expired Medications Appropriately

    Many service members and their families are gearing up to move this summer as peak moving season runs May through August each year. As you organize your house and belongings to prepare for your move, one area of your home you shouldn’t overlook is your medicine cabinet. Now is the perfect time to

  • Express Scripts Pharmacy Network Changing for TRICARE Beneficiaries

    Express Scripts, Inc. (ESI) today announced upcoming changes to the retail pharmacy network it manages on behalf of TRICARE. On Dec. 1, 2016, Walgreens pharmacy locations will join the network. CVS pharmacies, including those in Target stores, will leave the network on the same day. The new network

  • Get Answers to Your Medication Questions

    Have you ever picked up a prescription, got home and realized you had a question? Maybe you had a headache but weren’t sure how the pain reliever would work with another medication you take? You’re not alone. “Your safety is important to us. Don’t be afraid to call and ask your doctor or pharmacist