Daniel Tomaszewski, PharmD, Discusses How Practices in Managed Care Pharmacy Guided Legislation
Daniel Tomaszewski, PharmD, PhD Candidate, an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy, Duluth, discusses the impact of managed care pharmacy on current legislation, regulatory policies, and ongoing healthcare reform.
This video was taken at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy's 25th Annual Meeting & Expo in San Diego, CA, on April 4, 2013.
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