Pharmacy

National Poison Prevention Week 2022

2 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Meagan Zirpoli

National Poison Prevention Week is an opportunity to highlight the dangers of poisonings for people of all ages and promote community involvement in poisoning prevention. As pharmacists, you can do your part by educating your patients on two main poison …

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Pharmaceutical Returns

5 Pharmacy Trends to Watch for 2022

3 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Amanda Alfredson

With the rapid adjustments of everyday practices in the past couple years, pharmacies have shifted in a positive direction. More specifically, community pharmacists have been able to thrive during this time due to their abundant need. As time goes on, …

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Pharmacy

Common Medications that Can Affect Blood Pressure

3 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Amanda Alfredson

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is one of the leading causes of heart disease. With nearly half of adults in the US having high blood pressure, it is important for pharmacists to be knowledgeable about all that can …

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Pharmacy

The Benefits of Artificial Intelligence for Pharmacies

3 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Amanda Alfredson

By Amanda Winslow, PharmD, BCPS When you hear the words “Artificial Intelligence,” what is the first thing that comes to your mind? For me, it’s the supercomputer Watson that IBM pitted against some heavy-hitters on Jeopardy. Watson was a flashy …

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Pharmacy

Celebrating the African American Pioneers in Pharmacy

4 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Amanda Alfredson

Black History Month celebrates the rich cultural heritage, triumphs and adversities that are an indelible part of our country’s history. This month we are taking the time to celebrate just some of the many achievements by Black Americans in the pharmacy community. …

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How To Prepare Your Pharmacy for Drug Recalls

4 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Amanda Alfredson

Drug recalls occur more often than most people think. On average, there are about 4,500 drug recalls a year. Recalls occur in order to maintain the health and safety of its users. While they are usually minor, all recalls need …

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Pharmacy

American Heart Month

4 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Amanda Alfredson

Today is the start of American Heart Month. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) designated February as a nation-wide awareness for one of the leading causes of death in the US every year: Heart Disease. This year, the …

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Pharmacy

NYC to Install Vending Machines to Aid the Opioid Crisis

4 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Meagan Zirpoli

Since 1999, more than a million people have fell victim to fatal overdoses throughout the US. 2020 had record-breaking, unintentional overdoses in NYC with a total of 2,062 deaths. Among these 2,062 people, a vast majority occurred in neighborhoods with …

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Pharmacy

National Pharmacist Day

4 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Amanda Alfredson

As we approach National Pharmacist Day on January 12, we look back at all of the accomplishments that pharmacists made in the past year. No matter the work setting, pharmacists have worked hard to exceed the ever-growing expectations placed upon …

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Pharmaceutical Returns

The Lifecycle of a Medication

6 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Meagan Zirpoli

By: Amanda Winslow, PharmD, BCPS Each day in the pharmacy we see all the medications on the shelf, but how did they get there? And where will they go when they leave the pharmacy? Let’s take a deeper dive into …

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Pharmacy

Newly FDA Approved Drugs 2021- Part IV

6 months 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

7 months 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

7 months 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

7 months 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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Pharmacy

Pharmacogenomics and Your Polypharmacy Community

7 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

7 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?

8 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!

8 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

8 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

8 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

9 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!

9 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

9 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

10 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

10 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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