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From The Issue: July/August 2019

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Lack of Access to Pharmacies Impacts Adherence

EARLIER THIS YEAR, THE Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of the Actuary’s estimated that national health expenditures may reach $6 trillion...

Impact of Biologic and Biosimilar Naming Suffixes

THE FDA’S FINAL GUIDANCE on “Nonproprietary Naming of Biological Products Guidance for Industry” requires the use of a four-character suffix on all original biologics...

The Last One

I have been writing this column since 1985, and I have enjoyed writing it and receiving occasional comments from readers. However, the premises that...
Speaker Brad Kile, center, gave a legislative update

QS/1 2019 Customer Conference

The 2019 QS/1 Customer Conference brought customers from around the country to Hershey, Pa., to learn about system enhancements and get inspired by fellow...
Tracking Health with Wearables

Remote Patient Monitoring: Pharmacy‘s Future?

THE ADVENT OF MULTIPLE DEVICES using Bluetooth technology to sync with a user’s smartphone has led to the widespread adoption of the internet of...

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Improve Medication Adherence with BestRx

Improve Medication Adherence with BestRx

It comes as no surprise that the current state of the healthcare system in the United States has flaws. That aside, there remain highly skilled and passionate medical professionals and pharmacists who work tirelessly to deliver the best possible treatment, care, and follow-up with patients. But the fact remains that...
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Mevesi: Turning Your Pharmacy Data into Power

There is power in knowing. And you can further elevate your pharmacy business when you put knowledge to use to make informed decisions. Every pharmacy has a treasure trove of information. Daily prescription processing results in so many data points that it can be overwhelming, but you can put that...

Micro Merchant Named Pharmacy System of the Year

Micro Merchant Systems received the 2019 Software Company of the Year award from the American Pharmacy Purchasing Alliance (APPA) for its PrimeRx system. The award, which is based on results of an industry-wide survey, honors PrimeRx for innovation, dedication, and best-in-class service, according to a release from the company....
Datascan ComputerTalk Independent Community Pharmacy Percentage of the Market

Reinvent, Revolutionize, Empower: Together

Through the years we have seen industries and social groups band together seeking a common goal or objective, ultimately achieving success and progress. Why? Because there is strength in numbers. Alone, we face challenges limited by our resources and capabilities, but together we have a voice, a loud voice,...

Connect and Engage with Your Retail Pharmacy Customers

An Engaged Approach > Consumer trends have led retailers to count mobile, marketing, and merchandising among their top digital business initiatives. Just think how many brands or businesses you know have added online chat or expedited delivery services. To compete in your market, your business will likely need to connect...
QS1 Certified for SCRIPT Standard 2017071 from NCPDP

All Systems Go for the New SCRIPT Standard

If you receive and transmit electronic prescriptions, you’re probably aware that they conform to a standard set by the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP). On Jan. 1, 2020, standard 10.6 gets an upgrade — and your pharmacy management system must be ready to meet it. Learn More About...
Amplicare DIR Five Star Pharmacy

Amplicare Q&A: Why High-Performing Pharmacies Have DIR Fees

Direct and indirect remuneration, or DIR, fees play a significant role in the profitability of a pharmacy. With a recent CMS final rule failing to implement DIR reform, pharmacies can expect DIR fees to continue to be an unavoidable reality of doing business. Pharmacies often aim to achieve high ratings...