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Pharmacies Stand Ready with EPCS Technology in Place
Jul 17 2018

Pharmacies Stand Ready with EPCS Technology in Place

As federal and state legislators consider options for addressing the nation’s growing opioid and prescription drug abuse crisis, it seems that one tool already in the arsenal is being largely overlooked: Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substance (EPCS) technology.

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2018 Pharmacy School Grads face Changing Industry, Tightened Job Market
Jun 29 2018

2018 Pharmacy School Grads face Changing Industry, Tightened Job Market

This spring, roughly 15,000 students received degrees from the nation’s 138 pharmacy schools, and are set to put their knowledge and training to use in various capacities. But what does the current job market look like for recent graduates, and how has the role of the pharmacist changed in recent years?

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Community Pharmacy eCare Plan
Jun 20 2018

Community Pharmacy eCare Plan

In community pharmacies, taking care of patients is the central part of the typical workday. Talking to patients about their health, educating them about a medical diagnosis or explaining how a prescription might affect their conditions are examples of daily interactions between staff and patients. Pharmacists and their staff are essential healthcare providers in their communities.

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It’s Hurricane Season.  Will Your Patients Be Ready?
Jun 14 2018

It’s Hurricane Season. Will Your Patients Be Ready?

Water. Food. Batteries. Flashlight. Four things that top the list of most people when preparing to hunker down for a threatening storm. This is precisely the situation in which millions of Gulf Coast residents found themselves last year, when Hurricane Harvey bore down, dumping 52 inches of rain and forcing tens of thousands of residents to flee their homes.

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Health Age Calculator
May 31 2018

Health Age Calculator

The Health Department is excited to launch New York City's very own Heart Age Calculator, an online tool to help New Yorkers determine their risk for heart disease and stroke. The calculator is designed for adults ages 30 - 74 to understand their risk for cardiovascular disease and to obtain customized recommendations on how to become healthier. Knowing our heart age is a valuable first step for many of us to gain awareness of our risk factors and develop a plan to improve our health.

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Eliminating DIR Fees Remains Front Burner Issue for Pharmacists
May 28 2018

Eliminating DIR Fees Remains Front Burner Issue for Pharmacists

When hundreds of community pharmacists converged on Capitol Hill in April 2018, the group had a clear message for lawmakers:

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Pharmacists see the end to Pricing “Gag Rule,” at least for Medicare Patients
May 13 2018

Pharmacists see the end to Pricing “Gag Rule,” at least for Medicare Patients

One of the more frustrating restrictions on the pharmacist-consumer relationship has long been the pharmacist’s inability to tell a customer about lower-cost drug purchasing options.

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Trump’s Blueprint To Lower Drug Prices Healthcare
May 11 2018

Trump’s Blueprint To Lower Drug Prices Healthcare

"One of my greatest priorities is to reduce the price of prescription drugs."

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Patients see Increased Role of Pharmacy in Managing their Health
May 08 2018

Patients see Increased Role of Pharmacy in Managing their Health

While in-store blood pressure testing and flu vaccines have become fairly common in U.S. pharmacies, recent research shows patients are increasingly open to allowing pharmacies to perform an even greater range of health care services. This is further validation of the increased role pharmacies are playing in consumer healthcare management

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Five Considerations in Selecting a Pharmacy Software System
May 08 2018

Five Considerations in Selecting a Pharmacy Software System

You’ve made the decision. Your pharmacy needs to automate. But with dozens of pharmacy software systems to choose from – with different capabilities and price points – how can you choose the right system for your business?

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Are your customers waiting too long for prescriptions?
May 06 2018

Are your customers waiting too long for prescriptions?

Few things are more distressing to a pharmacist than to peer out at the pharmacy waiting area and see an obviously ill patient waiting for a prescription to be filled. It’s especially heartbreaking when the patient is a child, or a senior citizen. And while most patients understand it takes time to process and fill a prescription

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