George Pennebaker, Pharm.D.

Drug Costs, Wine Coding, Mumblings

It seems like every day there is another ranting about drug prices — understandably so. They are high and they keep getting higher. Nobody seems to be able to control them.

More From The 2016 Chain Report

Jason Briscoe from Discount Drug Mart, Inc., and Karen Merrill from GRX Holdings offer their thoughts on health information exchange, how to deliver patient education more effectively, rules-based patient-management protocols, and more.

Thinking Outside the Box

Fear of the unknown can stop many owners from implementing new business services. At Citrus Pharmacy in Redlands, Calif., owner Prasad Reddy tried pricing services from PhaRetail Management Solutionsaver on a small scale and now says he wishes he had started using it sooner.

The Adherence Advantage: Synmed Automation and Multidose Dispensing

In a conversation with Trey Tollstam from Synergy Medical, we hear how the incentives with star ratings are moving pharmacies toward different strategies. Maybe...
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A Bit of History

Fifty years ago (1966) Medicaid started to exist. I was the staff person in charge of all the Medi-Cal drug program’s policies.There are many fascinating stories to tell.
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Disrupting Workflow to Reach the New World of Pharmacy

Rubicon Pharmacies' chief business development officer, Michael Wright. Rubicon Pharmacies Canada Inc. owns and operates drug stores in Western Canada. Its chief business development officer,...
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Final AMP Rule: Industry Implications

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the Medicaid Program Covered Outpatient Drugs final rule in the Federal Register on February 1. This publication ended a 10-year regulatory odyssey that began in 2006.

What Technologies Are Employers Asking For?

Bill just returned from a health benefit managers’ business coalition meeting where national leaders were telling attendees that employers need to control healthcare costs going forward.