Pharmacy Forecast
Helping Leaders Plan for the Future

Pharmacy Forecast

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An Essential Companion for Strategic Planning


To assist in strategic planning, the Pharmacy Forecast examines developments in key areas that may be opportunities or challenges for practice leaders in the next five years. This resource reports the results of a survey of trend watchers in pharmacy, analyzes potential developments and presents actionable strategic recommendations. 

 The 2019 Report focuses on:

  • The Future of Pharmacy Education and Workforce
  • Medications: Key Drivers of Finance/Care Delivery
  • The Opioid Crisis
  • Ethical Issues  
  • Technology Innovations
  • Empowering Patients
  • Driving Pharmacy Forward in Uncertain Times
  • Disruptive Forces in Healthcare

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About the Project Director

Lee C. Vermeulen, B.S.Pharm., M.S. serves as the Pharmacy Forecast Project Director and Editor and is Chief of Enterprise Academic Service Lines for UK HealthCare and Professor of Medicine and Pharmacy at the University of Kentucky. 

About the Founding Editor

William A. Zellmer is one of pharmacy’s most distinguished leaders. For over 40 years, he has helped shape the pharmacy profession in the United States and abroad.  He authored The Conscience of a Pharmacist in 2002 and received the ASHP Harvey A. K. Whitney Award in 1996. Mr. Zellmer continues to serve in a consultative role for the Pharmacy Forecast. 

The Pharmacy Forecast was supported by a grant from Omnicell, Inc., to the ASHP Foundation's David A. Zilz Leaders for the Future Fund.

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