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Learn Tips for How to Reduce Pharmaceutical Waste in Stores ::

One important area that pharmacists need to monitor closely is the disposal of pharmaceutical waste. It is in everyone’s best interest to minimize this type of waste because it has significant negative environmental and economic impacts. The waste can occur at different points – when the physician prescribes the drug, when the pharmacist dispenses it,… Read more »

These Are the Most Asked Questions Regarding Drug Diversion Management ::

Drug diversion, or in layman’s terms, theft, is an ongoing problem for hospital pharmacies, one that is growing. It has been called a hidden epidemic. Almost half of hospital pharmacies report being the victim of drug theft during the past year. Hospitals are attempting to take a more aggressive approach to the problem. Here are… Read more »

Industry Trends Will Have an Effect on Pharmacy’s Future ::

Trends in pharmacy show a profession evolving and growing as pharmacists move to more clinically oriented roles. Evolving Role of the Profession The profession will continue to grow in 2021, responding to the needs of patients, pharmaceutical markets, advancements in therapy, government regulations, and other changes.  The trend toward a more clinically oriented mission will… Read more »

Important Tips on How to Use Social Media for Your Pharmacy ::

These days, it is important for every business to have a presence on social media, pharmacies included. It is a way of establishing your brand and raising your profile. Here are a few tips on using social media effectively. Develop a plan When using social media, have some idea of what you want to accomplish,… Read more »

Learn How Pharmacists Can Help With Migraine Treatment ::

People suffering from migraines use OTC and prescription medication to treat their condition. Because patients rely on one or both types of medication, the pharmacist can help explain the correct use of these therapies. Migraine Medications In a recent survey, almost half of those responding said they used only OTC medication, while about one-third used… Read more »

Independent Pharmacies are Now the Healthcare Hubs for their Communities ::

Independent pharmacies are becoming important centers for the delivery of healthcare in many underserved communities. As a result, they are helping to provide greater healthcare access to minority areas. But there is still a long way to go. Helping Underserved Communities One pharmacy in California, for example, serves a large Mexican-American community. It is the… Read more »

Covid-19 Has Had an Impact on Pharmacy Management ::

The pandemic has caused a great deal of turmoil to many different industries as they worked to cope with a completely new threat. It exposed some of the shortcomings in the healthcare industry as well. One of those areas is the pharmacy supply chain. The pandemic made shortages even worse, inventory management more difficult, and… Read more »

This is How Clinical Skills Can Help Pharmacists Increase Value to Patients ::

When most people think of pharmacists, they see them as dispensing medications. But today, as medical care has advanced and becomes more complex, pharmacists are called upon to do a good deal more than fill prescriptions. Because they often are the healthcare providers that patients see most and are most accessible to patients, they are… Read more »

Telepharmacy is Putting Pharmacists in the Cloud ::

Telepharmacy is the process whereby a pharmacist in one place delivers services electronically to people in another area. By expanding the range of the pharmacist, it can help to improve patient care. Advantages of Telepharmacy Telepharmacy offers many kinds of advantages. It can enable a pharmacist to devote more time to clinical work and immunizations…. Read more »

Pharmacy Care Plans Will Reduce COPD Hospital Readmissions ::

A recent study has attempted to look at the conditions that aggravate COPD symptoms, which lead to hospitalization or readmission to the hospital, and what pharmacists can do to help improve these conditions. COPD symptoms include difficulty breathing, coughing, wheezing, and excreting excess mucus. Stages of COPD There are four stages to the disease. The… Read more »