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Bill Lockwood, Chairman/Publisher

The ASAP Connection

ONE OF THE HALLMARKS of the American Society for Automation in Pharmacy (ASAP), in addition to its pioneering work in setting the reporting standard for...
Marsha K. Millonig

In the Works: Major Change to the NDC Number

It may not be exciting or cutting-edge except to those of us in information technology, but the pharmaceutical supply chain and pharmacy profession’s operations...

Partnering to Educate Future Pharmacists

We both have young children. In the months leading up to their arrival, well-intentioned family and friends generously shared their advice and the experiences...

Miscellaneous Things to Ponder: Hospitals, Anxiety, and Amazon

Hospitals (Patient’s View)In the last few weeks I have spent time in a couple of hospitals. Once for me and a couple of times accompanying...

2018 NCPA Annual Conference

The National Community Pharmacists Association held its 2018 Annual Convention in Boston, Mass. Check here for news from the convention. Also, check for session slides and...

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American Society for Automation in Pharmacy Annual Conference 2019

The American Society for Automation in Pharmacy held its 2019 Annual Conference on Kiawah Island. For more details about the upcoming ASAP Midyear Conference,...

Considerations for Opening a Specialty Pharmacy

Specialty pharmacy developed as a segment of pharmacy to meet the needs of patients who didn’t require hospitalization, but their medication, administration, training, and...

Pharmacy HIT Collaborative Updates Roadmap

The Pharmacy Health Information Technology (HIT) Collaborative released its updated integration roadmap in mid−November, entitled, “The Roadmap for Pharmacy Health Information Technology Integration in U.S....

Prescription-Only Mobile Applications

Our nation currently faces several epidemics, including the opioid epidemic, the obesity epidemic, and the epidemic of chronic illness. In 2015–2016, drug overdose deaths...

The World of Edits Pharmacy: Helping The Bottom Line

Smart pharmacies have been working hard to manage their submitted claims and track reimbursements for some time now, with a wide variety of claims...