Some of our favorite things to do in the summer come with health implications that are also predominant during warm weather.
The shower of crumbs after turning over the average keyboard is probably a good indicator of how much TLC most computer hardware gets. But if your hardware isn’t fast enough, can’t handle the latest features, or is even running non-supported software (Windows 7 users, look out), then you are struggling unnecessarily – which affects your pharmacy’s performance.
We love our moms, and even when we’re grabbing a card and flowers at the last minute, we love to show them on Mother’s Day. Aside from stocking popular gifts for their special day, what are some simple ways your pharmacy can show moms the love – every day?
Check out 4 developments in our field that are worth knowing about – and 1 extra, just because.
Chances are, you’re still filling a prescription for a patient years after you first dispensed it. You’ve probably also had to alert patients or their doctors that a prescription they brought in might not be a good fit with what they’re currently taking. With so much of healthcare becoming drug based, it was probably inevitable that people would end up being prescribed more meds, for longer, than is good for them.
As a saying goes, “A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.” Could you be avoiding fruitful collaboration with physicians because you’re just – umm – uncomfortable about how to start?
Community pharmacists are providing more clinical services and getting paid for them, finding new ways to grow their business.
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), of the 4 billion prescriptions filled each year in the United States, half are not taken in accordance with the prescribers’ instructions. QS/1 pharmacy management software offers a label for medication adherence packaging.
QS/1 is partnering with Digital Pharmacist, Inc. to offer secure, HIPAA compliant methods of patient communication through a variety of platforms. This easy to use system will allow patients the convenience of requesting and receiving information from the pharmacy using their personal devices, such as smartphones.
South Carolina DHEC now requires all long-term care (LTC) pharmacies to report dispensed controlled substances to the state’s Prescription Monitoring Program (SC PMP). The department wants compliance by the end of the month, and it is in the process of notifying pharmacies.
Over recent decades, obesity has grown into a global health crisis where 38% of U.S. adults and more than 17% of children are currently obese. A 2015 study revealed statistics that are even more alarming: more than 600 million adults and 100 million children worldwide are considered obese.
Effective January 4, 2019, the Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS) for the reporting of controlled substances made gabapentin a Schedule V controlled substance. Pharmacies have 7 days to comply, which is Friday, January 11.