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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

19 hours ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Meagan Zirpoli

Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to potential accidental poisoning, misuse, and overdose. Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment. The DEA’s Take Back Day provides an opportunity for thousands of …

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The New Focus on Patient Experience

1 week ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Amanda Alfredson

By: Amanda Winslow, PharmD, BCPS Picture this: You are in a pharmacy around 5pm on a Monday after a holiday. The drive-through is backed up, there’s a line at the cash register and a technician called out sick today. I …

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YOU Are Essential for Your Medicare Patients

3 weeks ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Amanda Alfredson

Even though the Medicare Annual Enrollment period is still months away, now is the best time to learn how Medicare plans, especially Part D, affects you and your customers. According to Pharmacy Times, “Medicare patients are the highest users of …

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Unique Pharmacy Law Enhancing Vaccine Administration

4 weeks ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Amanda Alfredson

Back in 1963, North Dakota passed a law that all pharmacies within its borders must be owned by at least 51% of the pharmacist. What does this mean? No chain pharmacies are allowed to operate in North Dakota in order …

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2021 Top Pharma Trends

1 month ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Amanda Alfredson

The pharmaceutical industry is witnessing a massive revamp due to the development of several technologies, according to StartUs Insights. Here is a little insight on the top trends shaping the pharma industry for 2021. Artificial Intelligence The use of artificial …

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Why Your Drug Disposal Matters

3 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Amanda Alfredson

By: Amanda Winslow, PharmD, BCPS For the average American it probably has been quite a while since they checked the expiration dates on the medications in their home. For most it is very easy to overlook the medications that have …

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Maryville Pharmacy Speaks About the COVID Vaccine

3 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

GRx customer and owners of Maryville Pharmacy in Maryville, IL were featured on CBS News when the pandemic first broke out.  During their interview, siblings Harry and Catherine Zollars shared their concerns about their customers and what they were doing …

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Pharmacists Don Superhero Capes During The Pandemic

4 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Amanda Alfredson

The COVID-19 pandemic has made for a trying time in every industry of the world. Doctors, nurses and the scientists have become the face of the crisis. However, people haven’t paid too much attention to all the hard work and …

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It’s National Pharmacist’s Week!

6 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

Thank you for your dedicated commitment and service to your communities! This year, more than ever, you were on the frontlines and dispensing information and wisdom in addition to medication.  The team at GRx applauds all of the people working …

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EPA 40 CFR & the Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA)

7 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

Nearly two decades ago, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began raising awareness to the public about the concerning level of pharmaceuticals present in the environment, specifically in our drinking water.  A pharmacy or hospital may have thousands of pharmaceutical items …

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California Eyes Selling its Own Brand of Prescription Drugs

8 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

California’s Governor Gavin Newsom (D) has presented a new proposal to help lower overall healthcare costs for the state. His idea is a radical one – to start a California State generic drug label. California has a billion-dollar drug industry, …

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HCP20 Hospital Pharmacy Virtual Spring Conference

10 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

Thanks to our awesome Regional Directors for attending the first HCP20 Hospital Pharmacy, Virtual Spring Conference and Reverse Expo. As always they did a remarkable job presenting our solution by video conference to hospitals and IDNs across the country! Thank …

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Pharmacists Go Above and Beyond the Call of Duty During COVID-19

1 year ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

Pharmacists are among the most accessible healthcare professionals in the country. So much so that 90% of Americans live within a 5 mile radius of a community pharmacy. Pharmacists are the medication experts we rely on to provide patient care …

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Are you Ready for the New York State Bag Ban Beginning March 1, 2020?

1 year ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

By March 1st New York State will join seven other states in a statewide plastic bag ban. The call has sounded for an end to handing out of disposable single use plastic bags. To prevent further plastic bag distribution New …

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True Crime Meets the Opioid Crisis – Netflix Series: The Pharmacist

1 year ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

Centering on the true story of Louisiana pharmacist Daniel Schneider, the new limited Netflix series, The Pharmacist is a true crime documentary about a father investigating his son’s tragic death. This riveting four-part docuseries has already grabbed the attention of …

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Black History Month – Honoring Anna James, First African American Female Pharmacist

1 year ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

Anna Louise James made history as one of the first African American female pharmacists and the first African American woman to graduate from the Brooklyn College of Pharmacy. Born on January 19, 1886, Anna was the daughter of a Virginia …

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Pharmacists Top Most Trusted Professions

1 year ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

Pharmacists remain at the top of the Gallup’s annual survey of professionals that rank the highest in “honesty and ethics”. For the 18th year in a row, nurses ranked as the most trusted professionals, as 85% of Americans say their honesty and ethical …

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Top 5 issues Facing Hospital Pharmacies Today

1 year ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

By: Amanda Winslow, PharmD, BCPS As we move into a new decade, it’s natural to contemplate all the changes over the previous 10 years. The healthcare industry vastly transformed throughout that period. The approval of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) …

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The Oldest Pharmacy in the Entire World

1 year ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

The oldest operating pharmacy is the Santa Maria Novella Pharmacy located in Florence, Italy. The pharmacy was founded in 1221 by the same friars who were responsible for the construction of the first majestic basilica in Florence.  The monks began …

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10 Holiday Marketing Ideas for Your Pharmacy

1 year ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

The needs of pharmacy customers change throughout the year. The change in seasons especially can alter the demand for certain products.  Despite its reduced sales period, seasonal products are usually relevant in annual turnover. Categorizing and taking advantage of seasonal …

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Avoid Missing the Expired Pharmaceutical Returns Window

1 year ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

We understand that pharmaceutical returns can be a bit of an afterthought when running a pharmacy. However, with just a little bit of planning, you can ensure that your expired products are received in time to maximize credit eligibility.   …

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The Highs and Lows of Selling CBD for Pharmacy Owners

1 year ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

By: Amanda Winslow, PharmD, BCPS Cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD has been one of the hottest trends of 2019. In December 2018, the United States passed the Farm Bill that, among other things, legalized hemp. Now, cannabis products with …

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The Role of Pharmacists in the Opioid Crisis

1 year ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

By: Amanda Winslow, PharmD, BCPS The opioid crisis has created a distinct challenge for pharmacists everywhere. As the gatekeepers for medications, they must balance between ensuring patients get the relief they need while simultaneously protecting the public from drug diversion. …

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Top Ten Reasons to Become a Pharmacist

1 year ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

Why Pharmacy? With thousands of possible professions to choose from, deciding on a career path can be a daunting task. Adding to this pressure is the knowledge that making the right choice can have an impact on many aspects of …

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October is American Pharmacists Month – Say thanks to your local Pharmacist!

2 years ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

Pharmacists do so much more than dispense medication. They are highly educated, skilled, and work in a variety of settings including hospitals, ambulatory care clinics, community, drug development, academia, research, long term care, VA, managed care and more.

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