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.
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DIR Fee Changes Coming in 2024: The Pros and Cons for Independent Pharmacies
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.
The Evolution of Patient Needs: How Independent Pharmacies Can Grow & Adapt
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.
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FDA Approvals: September 2022 Recap
Innovation drives progress. When it comes to innovation in the development of new drugs and therapeutic biological products in the pharmaceutical industry, the United States Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) is a key supporter of the pharmaceutical industry.
10 Tips for Preparing your Pharmacy for Hurricane Season
With hurricanes consistently making landfall each year, it is important pharmacies are as best prepared as possible for these storms. Hurricanes and State of Emergency issuances can lead to many concerns among patients, so having a plan in place and proactively checking it can help tremendously during this stressful time. Below we will be sharing tips to help you prepare your pharmacy for a possible hurricane.
Top 10 Ways to Celebrate Pharmacy Week
Your patients are spending more time online than ever before. Here are 9 pharmacy advertising ideas to attract more patients in 2020 and beyond.
Strep & Flu Testing at the Pharmacy
Pharmacies offering testing services can lead to healthier communities and quicker diagnosis of disease. Not only will this allow pharmacists to practice at the top of their license, it will allow for patients to continue to receive exceptional care from the pharmacy teams they love.
5 Ways Pharmacies can Leverage TikTok
From short videos making audiences laugh to informative videos solving a problem for consumers, the videos posted on TikTok vastly range. Pharmacies have a place here as well. TikTok is a great social media platform to get your name and services out in a new and novel way. By posting videos, replying to comments, engaging with hashtags – you are marketing your brand.
What Pharmacists Should Know About Medicare Open Enrollment 2023
The Medicare Open Enrollment period for 2023 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.
Recalls Due to Nitrosamine & Legal Action Being Taken
Over the past few years, the FDA has recalled many popular drugs due to a contaminant, Nitrosamine, being found in them. Medications that have been found to include concerning amounts of nitrosamines include losartan and other ARB’s, Metformin, ranitidine, rifampin, and Chantix. Let’s talk a bit more about these recalls and what nitrosamines exactly are, what to do if a patient inquires about this recall, and the legal actions that are being taken.
5 Ways Your Pharmacy Can Participate in National Pain Awareness Month
Pharmacies play a pivotal role in educating patients and caregivers about pain and the medications used to treat it. With September being National Pain Awareness Month, we thought this was the perfect time to discuss this initiative and how we can work together to bring awareness to it.
6 Things to Know About OTC Hearing Aids
On August 16, 2022, the FDA issued a rule establishing “over-the-counter hearing aids to improve access to safe, effective, and affordable hearing aids for millions of Americans”. These hearing aids can be purchased by patients with perceived mild to moderate hearing loss without the need to see a prescriber. Here we have a full list of what you need to know when it comes to OTC hearing aids.
Amazon Pharmacy: What You Need to Know
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.
What Pharmacists Should Know About Testing for New COVID-19 Variants
In an effort to prevent the spread of emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants, we have compiled information on the latest SARS-CoV-2 variants and what pharmacists need to know about testing for these new COVID-19 variants.
Monkeypox Vaccine Emergency Use Authorization
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.
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