In the digital age, online visibility is crucial for businesses to thrive. For pharmacy owners, establishing a strong online presence can significantly impact their success. One powerful tool that can enhance visibility and attract more customers is a Google Business Profile. In this blog post, we will explore the importance of having a Google Business Profile for pharmacies and provide a step-by-step guide on how to set one up.
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CVS Health recently announced two new pricing models launching in 2025—CVS CostVantage (Focused on CVS as the Provider) and CVS Caremark TrueCost (Focused on CVS as the Payer)—which are intended to “drive aligned incentives and deliver a more transparent and sustainable reimbursement model” according to CVS Health’s press release. Now whether these cost-plus models will spark an industry-wide shift to more simplistic prescription drug pricing is largely unknown at this time. Here is what we do know…
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.
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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.
The role of pharmacies is somewhat changed compared to one in the past. People used to consider the pharmacy as a place to fill their prescriptions, but, pharmacies and pharmacists do much more than prepare medications. Most people fill their medication and medicinal devices from their local community pharmacies. To outstand and succeed among the other pharmacies, community pharmacies should find a way to distinguish their pharmacy from others. And to run a successful community pharmacy business, pharmacies should be well prepared to satisfy their customers, here are some tips for retail pharmacy business.
To take into account that the COVID-19 pandemic changed how people throughout the world think about health care, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has responded by making a number of adjustments to the principle that patients should encounter the fewest obstacles possible when obtaining care and treatment during COVID-19.
Both Star Ratings and the nature of healthcare are constantly changing. Check out the changes that might affect you.
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.
On October 7th, 2022 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its approval of the Boostrix vaccine, commonly known as Tdap (combination of Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis) for immunization administration during the third trimester of pregnancy to prevent pertussis in infants younger than two months of age.
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.
The frequency of hurricanes and the subsequent State of Emergency declarations give rise to numerous anxieties among patients, making it vital for pharmacies to have a well-thought-out plan in place and consistently monitor and update it to provide substantial support and alleviate stress during such challenging times.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.