Pharmacy

National Immunization Awareness Month

3 days 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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Pharmacies Prepare for Back-to-School Season

5 days 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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Why Drug Traceability is Important

7 days 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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Emerging Roles for Pharmacists in Mental Health Care

3 weeks 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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Mistakes Happen, But There Are Preventative Measures

1 month 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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Tips to Choosing a Wholesale Distributor

2 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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Beneficial Collaborations for Pharmacists

2 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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Newly 2021 FDA Approved Drugs- Part II

3 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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What GRx Inventory Can Do For Your Inventory Needs

3 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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How Do Pharmacists Feel About Pharma Apps?

3 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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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

3 months 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

4 months 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

4 months 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 months 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

5 months 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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Women Pioneers in Medicine

5 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Amanda Alfredson

As we enter Women’s History Month, it is important to remember the enormous impact that women have made to the medical field. Below is a glimpse of the many women who have not only shaped the field but have also …

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8 Heart Healthy Tips

5 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Meagan Zirpoli

As we approach the end of American Heart Health Month, it is important to keep in mind how dangerous heart disease is. As pharmacists, you can do your part in prevention through education. Here are some heart healthy tips to …

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Newly 2021 FDA Approved Drugs

6 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Amanda Alfredson

Since March of last year, one of the FDA’s top priorities has been approvals related to COVID-19. While that is still true for this year, they have also been working on approvals of non-COVID related drugs. Innovation drives progress. When …

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Which GRx Service Is Right For You?

6 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Amanda Alfredson

When choosing between mail-in and onsite service for pharmaceutical returns, there are some aspects to take into consideration. Each service has its reasons as to why it could be the best option for your pharmacy. Whether you are looking for …

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Why Your Drug Disposal Matters

6 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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Honoring American Heart Month!

6 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Amanda Alfredson

All February long we are celebrating American Heart Month to raise awareness for the prevention of heart disease. As a trusted member of the community, pharmacists are key to help spread awareness. Heart disease is the leading cause of death …

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To My Fellow Wine and Cheese Lovers…

6 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Amanda Alfredson

In previous years, the exciting news that dark chocolate, in fact, has health benefits was released. People all over the world jumped for joy to learn that one of their favorite snacks isn’t all that bad. Now, thanks to recent …

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Over-The-Counter Home Test For COVID-19 Gets US Green Light

7 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Amanda Alfredson

After over 90 million confirmed cases worldwide, a new over the counter (OTC) Covid-19 test has been introduced. The FDA has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EAU) for the first at-home COVID-19, rapid test. “Receiving an EUA does not mean …

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Maryville Pharmacy Speaks About the COVID Vaccine

7 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Amanda Alfredson

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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Taking Solace In The Winter Solace

8 months ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

The winter solstice, our shortest day and longest night of the year, is today, December 21, 2020. Luckily, from this day forward, each day a minute of sunlight is added until we get to June 21st the longest day of …

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