A new day in retail pharmacy: The evolving role of the pharmacist

For decades, pharmacists have been consistently named as one of the most trusted health care providers in the country. Pharmacists play a key role in care delivery, and more than ever before, today's retail pharmacies are known as destinations for convenient, accessible health care services and proactive wellness needs.

This CVS Health Live episode explored the evolution of the pharmacist profession throughout the years and how it's transformed to providing essential health care services in local communities. Our group of panelists discussed some of the increasing challenges facing the pharmacy industry, such as how we are preparing and continuing to inspire our future generations and the opportunities we have to evolve and expand the role of the pharmacist.

Moderated by Jessica DaMassa, Health Innovation Reporter, our panelists include Dr. Ahmed Abdelmageed, PharmD, Dean, School of Pharmacy and Physician Assistant Studies, University of Saint Joseph – Connecticut; Amy Lynn Safaty, PharmD, Pharmacy Manager, District Leader/Emerging Leader, CVS Health; and Prem Shah, PharmD, Executive Vice President and Chief Pharmacy Officer, CVS Health, Co-President, CVS Pharmacy.