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Pharmacy Voices is content from ComputerTalk‘s regular columnists, as well as from contributors from around the industry.

Marsha K. Millonig, B.Pharm., M.B.A. Catalyst Enterprises

Catalyst Corner: 2017 – An Interesting Year

Today, as the new year begins, I found it interesting to scan some of the top healthcare- and pharmacy-related stories for 2017. Modern Healthcare...

Industry Insider with Kevin Welch: Focus as the First Step to Success

Integra LTC Solutions and QS/1 President Kevin Welch talks with ComputerTalk’s Maggie Lockwood about his new role as CTO of J M Smith Corporation...
George Pennebaker, Pharm.D.

George’s Corner: Marijuana (Oops: Cannabis)

Some musings on perhaps the most popular Schedule I, legal in some states, illegal in the United States, drug. Full disclosure: I am a Californian....
Bill Lockwood, Chairman/Publisher

Disruptive Technologies

Amazon has rocked the foundation of brick-and-mortar retailers, forcing store closures and causing profits to plummet. Next up may be pharmacy. That’s the buzz, but pharmacy is not groceries. It’s not diapers. It’s not books. It is highly regulated, and run-of-the-mill prescriptions these days are not moneymakers. Specialty drugs are, but this is a different breed of pharmacy, one that I do not see fitting into the Amazon business model. Nevertheless, it could be a problem for community pharmacy, both chain and independent, if Amazon enters the pharmacy market.

Health-System Pharmacy Evolution: An Expanded Role for Med Reconciliation

Practice settings across healthcare are finding value in expanding the pharmacy’s role, and health systems are no exception. In this interview with Carolinas HealthCare...

Pharmacogenetics in the Pharmacy: What’s Ahead

Unlike traditional drug interaction alerts that pop up the pharmacy system, pharmacogenetics takes into account how an individual metabolism processes a drug. With more...
Bill Lockwood, Chairman/Publisher

Monetizing Privacy

WHAT IS DISTURBING TO ME is how an individual’s privacy is being compromised of late. It seems like a day doesn’t pass without reading about...
2018 ComputerTalk Pharmacy Buyers Guide Datascan Pharmacy System Independent Pharmacy

DataScan – Offering the Ultimate Trifecta

ComputerTalk’s featured vendor this week is DataScan Pharmacy, Inc., a family-owned pharmacy management company that was one of the first computer vendors providing software...
Matt Noffsinger TCGRx

High-Volume Dispensing: One Step at a Time

TCGRx EVP of Sales and Marketing Matt Noffsinger talks about what you should really be thinking about when you hear the term “high-volume dispensing” these days. You’ll be surprised that it’s not necessarily a huge central-fill or mail-order operation. Find out how you can bring the efficiencies that drive traditional high-volume settings right down to any dispensing volume and apply them piece by piece to meet a pharmacy’s needs and growth strategy.
George Pennebaker, Pharm.D.

A Pet Peeve

I HAVE A PET PEEVE. I expect it is one of your peeves as well. Maybe together we can figure out what to do...