Pharmacy

It’s National Pharmacist’s Week!

6 days 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)

1 month 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

2 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

4 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

6 months 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?

8 months 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

8 months 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

9 months 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

9 months 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

9 months 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

10 months 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

10 months 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

11 months 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

11 months 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

12 months 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

12 months 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!

1 year 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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Clinical or Retail Pharmacist. Which Job is Best?

1 year ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

Are you investigating a career as a retail or clinical pharmacist? Or are you thinking of changing over from one to the other? Either way, this is an important decision and we hope to help make this decision a little …

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7 Worst Pharmacy Errors

1 year ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

We all make mistakes. So goes the quip, ‘to err is human…’, yet, in some industries, the smallest misstep can have grave consequences. With the never-ending stream of medications and the hours a day spent calculating dosages, the pharmacy profession …

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Back to School – The Deadly Consequences of Sharing Prescriptions

1 year ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

With school back in session, it reminds us once again of the serious dangers of sharing medications. A study of students prescribed a medication, 35.8% diverted a medication at least once in their lifetime. Sharing prescriptions can quickly become a …

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“Flying Pharmacist” Matt Dolce, Appears on America Ninja Warrior, Season 11

1 year ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

And you thought your job was hard! After appearing in season 9 of American Ninja Warrior, the Flying Pharmacist made it to the Seattle/Tacoma City Finals in Season 11. The course was described as both exhilarating and frustrating. The most …

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A Pharmacist’s Dream

1 year ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

The decision to attend pharmacy school and pursue a career in pharmacy is often life changing. Because of this, pharmacy students arrive at this decision in unique ways and for unique reasons. We think it’s important to showcase the various …

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Walmart Lays Off 3% of Its Pharmacy Workforce

1 year ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

In July, Walmart laid off about 3% of its pharmacy staff across the US. Approximately 50% were senior level pharmacists. Learn more about what Daniel Hussar, PHD, FAPha thinks about this action that can literally put patients health in jeopardy. …

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How Amazon is Changing the Pharmaceutical Industry

1 year ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

At first, Amazon sold books and it was all pretty simple. They expanded their online retail shopping when they added music, appliances & electronics into the mix. Some consumers used the platform to do all their shopping online, but this …

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Children and OTC Meds – Safety Tips from your Pharmacist

1 year ago  •  Add Comment  •  by Donna Bliss

It can break your heart to see your child not feeling well. When they are sick with the flu, strep throat, or just a run-of-the-mill cold, don’t you wish you could wave a magic wand and send her symptoms packing. …

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