In recent weeks, the pharmacy industry has been shaken up by numerous changes and events. Staff walkouts at CVS and Walgreens captured the attention of pharmacists and patients alike and these walkouts have left many curious about the reasons behind them and what implications these events may have on the future of the pharmacy profession. By understanding what led retail pharmacy team members to take these drastic actions, we can look at what independent pharmacies can do to avoid similar issues and also how we can help members of these communities affected by closures.
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November is American Diabetes Month – a time to come together to spread awareness about diabetes prevention and management. Pharmacies play a crucial role in healthcare, making them ideal partners in promoting awareness and education during this month. In this blog post, we’ll explore key ways pharmacies can actively participate in American Diabetes Month.
Health literacy plays a crucial role in the overall well-being of individuals and communities. October is recognized as Health Literacy Month, a time when healthcare professionals, organizations, and communities come together to promote understanding and access to health information. In this blog we’ll share nine great ways that your team can celebrate at your pharmacy this year.
The Prescription Drug Reform Act aims to regulate pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and pharmaceutical manufacturers in the state. The primary focus of this act is to bring transparency, accountability, and fairness to the outpatient pharmaceutical system in Florida, especially in relation to PBMs. This blog post breaks down the key aspects of the Prescription Drug Reform Act and how it affects pharmacies in Florida.
Pharmacy Week takes place during the 3rd week of October each year. According to ASHP, this week is “a time to recognize the powerful impact you make on your patients”. No better time to celebrate your pharmacy teams and their impact as well as your incredible patients than Pharmacy Week.
The Medicare Open Enrollment period for 2024 is quickly approaching – this is a critical time for both your patients and your pharmacy. Every year, the enrollment period runs from October 15 to December 7. This leaves very little time before patients need to re-evaluate their insurance. Below are a few tips on how your pharmacy can prepare for the upcoming enrollment period.
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.
Medication errors have the potential to occur frequently and when we least expect them. Whether it be human error involved in filling the prescription or dispensing it, they can happen at any stage in the process. We are going to discuss ways to reduce medication errors at your pharmacy.
If you’re an independent pharmacy owner or pharmacist you’re probably aware of the upcoming changes to DIR fees that will take effect in 2024, but what exactly does that mean for your business? In this blog post, we will discuss the DIR fee changes coming in 2024 and the pros and cons independent pharmacy owners should prepare for.
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.
Unfortunately, drug shortages occur and may last from days to months to years at a time. Being prepared within your pharmacy and having a plan with your team will go a long way in ensuring your patients have as little disruption in care as possible. In this blog, we will look deeper into the causes of drug shortages and what your pharmacy can do to manage them.
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.
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