Pharmacy

Newly FDA Approved Drugs 2021- Part IV

2 weeks ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Amanda Alfredson

As 2021 is coming to an end, it is important to look back at all of our accomplishments. Like many of us, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been working tirelessly in efforts to improve the well being of …

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Pharmacy

Tips for Determining Alternative Medications for Your Patients

4 weeks ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Amanda Alfredson

When filling prescriptions for your patients, the goal is to provide them with the best option available. Whether it be more affordable, have a better side effect profile, or less drug interactions, every factor is important to consider when determining …

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Pharmacy

Tips to Improve Patient Communication

1 month ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Amanda Alfredson

In order to remain a trustworthy source in your patient’s health care, communication is key. Most importantly, the communication needs to be patient-centered which means you need to provide a friendly environment for your diverse clientele. Below are some tips …

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Pharmaceutical Returns

National Drug Takeback Day

1 month ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Meagan Zirpoli

By: Amanda Winslow, PharmD, BCPS When is the last time you checked the expiration dates on the medications in your home? As a pharmacist, you might be privy enough to assess them regularly. However, most patients are not. National Drug …

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GRx Gives Back

Client Spotlight – Hillsborough County Fire Rescue

1 month ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Meagan Zirpoli

GRx is proud to support the Hillsborough County Fire Rescue in their efforts to teach their community on life as a first responder. The Alan D. Anderson Summer Youth Fire Academy is open to local students, aged 14-18, who have …

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Pharmacy

Pharmacogenomics and Your Polypharmacy Community

2 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Meagan Zirpoli

Pharmacogenomics, not to be confused with pharmacogenetics, is becoming more and more popular amongst clinics across the country. This is largely due to the benefits it has with medication safety. Especially patients who take multiple medications daily, such as elderly …

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GRx News

Celebrating Our Pharmacist Penny

2 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Meagan Zirpoli

American Pharmacist Month is a time to recognize pharmacists’ contributions to health care and share the positive impact of their work on the front lines in our communities. In honor of American Pharmacist month, we are celebrating our very own …

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Pharmacy

Is Your Pharmacy Prepared for Health Literacy Month?

2 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Amanda Alfredson

October is a special month for the health care industry. Friday marked the first day of both Health Literacy Month and American Pharmacist Month. There is no surprise, here, that these two subjects share a month. Pharmacists are among the …

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Pharmacy

Celebrating YOU!

2 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Amanda Alfredson

American Pharmacist Month is a time to recognize pharmacists’ contributions to health care and share the positive impact of your work on the front lines in our communities. This year’s theme is once again Essential Providers, Accessible Care. You have …

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Pharmacy

Everything You Need to Know About Biosimilars

2 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Amanda Alfredson

Back in July, the FDA approved the first interchangeable biosimilar in the US and it’s for Viatris’ Semglee (insulin glargine-yfgn). This is a huge deal for patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes due to the treatment being high-quality, …

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Pharmacy

Celebrating World Pharmacists Day

2 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Amanda Alfredson

“Molecules become medicines when pharmaceutical expertise is added” – International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP). World Pharmacists Day was founded by the FIP back in 2009 to encourage activities that promote and advocate for the role of the pharmacist in improving health …

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Pharmaceutical Returns

Miss America 2020, The Pharmacy Student

3 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Meagan Zirpoli

Back in December 2019, in the midst of the pandemic, was the last time that the US held a Miss America pageant. While this might seem irrelevant to the pharmaceutical industry, the winner was actually a second-year pharmacy graduate student, …

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GRx News

Welcoming Our Newest Client Services Specialist!

3 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Amanda Alfredson

GRx is excited to introduce Sheila Millier to the GRx Client Service Specialists team. Sheila will be servicing accounts in Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina. After managing a restaurant for most of her life, Sheila began working in sales at …

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Pharmacy

NEWLY 2021 FDA APPROVED DRUGS- PART III

3 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Amanda Alfredson

As we approach the end of the summer, we wanted to look back on the new approvals that the Food and Drug administration (FDA) have made. From medications for cancer to mental disorders to rare diseases to yeast infections, the …

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Pharmacy

National Immunization Awareness Month

4 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Amanda Alfredson

While the end of summer is nearing, it is important to ensure your patients are doing all they can to stay healthy and safe throughout the year. That is why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) named August …

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Pharmacy

Pharmacies Prepare for Back-to-School Season

4 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Meagan Zirpoli

By: Amanda Winslow, PharmD, BCPS As summer comes to an end, the time comes to prepare students to head back to school. Back-to-school season always entails trips to multiple stores for a laundry list of items, such as pencils, folders, …

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Pharmacy

Why Drug Traceability is Important

4 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Amanda Alfredson

By: Amanda Winslow, PharmD, BCPS In 2013, the United States passed the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) in order to identify and trace prescription drug products as they are packaged and distributed. This was introduced to better protect consumers …

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Pharmacy

Emerging Roles for Pharmacists in Mental Health Care

5 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Amanda Alfredson

By: Amanda Winslow, PharmD, BCPS Over the past decade, there has been an increased focus on mental health throughout both the healthcare landscape and society in general. When thinking about the care of mental health patients, specific providers come to …

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Pharmaceutical Returns

Mistakes Happen, But There Are Preventative Measures

5 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Amanda Alfredson

Everyone makes mistakes, unfortunately when a pharmacist makes a mistake it can have a higher toll than others. As pharmacists, you have the health and safety of your patients in your hands, just as much as their doctors do. There …

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Pharmaceutical Returns

Tips to Choosing a Wholesale Distributor

6 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Amanda Alfredson

Choosing a wholesaler is so important, pharmacies need to do their homework and select the right partner for their business. Carefully consider what each wholesaler has to offer and how that fits into your pharmacy’s business structure and objectives. Below …

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Pharmaceutical Returns

Beneficial Collaborations for Pharmacists

6 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Amanda Alfredson

Pharmacists have become much more engaged in disease management programs, resulting in an increase on public health. While pharmacists-led protocols have made a significant impact, a new, but so far successful, concept is rising — collaboration with health coaches. A …

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Pharmacy

Newly 2021 FDA Approved Drugs- Part II

7 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Amanda Alfredson

When it comes to innovation in the development of new drugs and therapeutic biological products, FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) supports the pharmaceutical industry at every step of the process. The FDA continuously makes strides in approving …

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Pharmaceutical Returns

What GRx Inventory Can Do For Your Inventory Needs

7 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Amanda Alfredson

Properly counting your inventory can be a long, tedious job that your busy pharmacy staff doesn’t have time for. That is why Guaranteed Returns (GRx) created a business solution to cater to these needs; GRx Inventory. There are many benefits …

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GRx News

Partner Spotlight

7 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Meagan Zirpoli

Handling your returns is our specialty. Combined with our strategic partnerships we can provide a comprehensive suite of business solutions to improve your bottom line. We are excited to spotlight two great partnerships, ADVASUR 360 and ReconRx. ReconRx is a …

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Pharmacy

How Do Pharmacists Feel About Pharma Apps?

7 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Amanda Alfredson

By: Amanda Winslow, PharmD, BCPS When thinking about healthcare technology, what comes to mind first? Wearable technology? General health and wellness apps? Telemedicine? I definitely wouldn’t put pharma apps at the top of that list. Part of the reason for …

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