Whether addressing acute pharyngitis, influenza, COVID-19, or other respiratory infections, the ability to swiftly identify causative agents empowers healthcare providers to make informed decisions that significantly impact patient outcomes. Independent pharmacies have emerged as pivotal players in this arena, offering point-of-care testing (POCT) services that not only enhance healthcare accessibility but also alleviate the strain on hospitals and healthcare systems.
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As we gear up for the upcoming flu season of 2023-2024, it’s important to reflect on the lessons of the previous year, and understand how the coming year may look different. In this article, we’ll delve into a comprehensive breakdown of the past season’s dynamics and provide valuable insights to equip you for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
As the world continues to grapple with the challenges posed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, recent spikes in cases have raised concerns among many health professionals, including pharmacists. Furthermore, COVID-19 isn’t the only thing increasing as there has also been a spike in cases of influenza (Flu) and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), making it crucial for pharmacies to be well-informed and prepared for this cold and flu season.
Mental Health Awareness Month is observed every May. It’s a time for communities, organizations, and individuals to come together to raise awareness about the importance of mental health and wellness. Pharmacies are often the most accessible healthcare providers for patients and they can play an essential role in supporting mental health and advocacy among their communities.
The healthcare industry is constantly evolving, and the pharmacy landscape is no exception. To stay competitive, it is key for independent pharmacies to adapt to changing patient needs by leveraging technology and providing elevated patient care beyond their medication needs.
Hearing all the buzz about Amazon RxPass, a new prescription drug subscription for Prime members? Here we breakdown what this all this service truly offers and potential impacts on independent pharmacies.
The role of the community pharmacy has increased tremendously especially during the COVID pandemic. For pharmacies, it is important to understand the needs of the patients, and the services that patients are looking for so patient expectations can not only be met but exceeded.
In this blog, we will discuss pharmacy trends to look out for in 2023 so your business can be as prepared as possible in the New Year.
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lung Cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the US, and about every 2 and a half minutes, someone learns they have this disease. Many organizations are working together to defeat lung cancer and during the month of November, it’s critical to raise awareness.
When you go to the website for Amazon’s Pharmacy it states they are “The pharmacy that really delivers. Upfront pricing. Easy refills. No more waiting in pharmacy lines.” But what does this all mean? Let’s dive deeper into their pharmacy business.
On August 9th, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization for the JYNNEOS vaccine for Monkeypox. In this blog we dive more into what that means for pharmacists and what they need to make sure their patients know.
On July 6th, 2022 the FDA revised the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for Paxlovid. With this update, licensed pharmacists were granted the ability to prescribe Paxlovid to eligible patients, with certain limitations existing to ensure the safety and correct use of the medication. In today’s blog post, we will discuss this approval and what pharmacies need to know.
March is National Nutrition Month, which is a great opportunity for local pharmacies to show their patients the importance of balanced nutrition.
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