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COVID-19: Taking Community Pharmacy to the Doorstep

COVID-19: Taking Community Pharmacy to the Doorstep

It’s not surprising to see how resourceful community pharmacists are being as they serve their communities during COVID-19. But the new, smart, creative ways these pharmacies are reaching their patients deserves showcasing, both to share best practices and to say thank you.


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New SCRIPT Is Off and Running. Are You?

As of January 1, new SCRIPT 2017071 officially replaced version 10.6, and it came with potential advantages to pharmacy’s workflow speed and patient care. Have you gotten underway with the new ePrescribing standard? Read on for why you shouldn’t delay.  If you receive and transmit electronic prescriptions, you’re probably aware that they conform to a standard set […]


Prioritized Prescriptions

New SCRIPT Part 3: Prioritized Prescriptions

In part 2 last week of our series on the NCPDP’s new standard for ePrescribing, which becomes effective January 1, we talked about the standard’s new ways for pharmacies and prescribers to communicate. In this third installment, we explore an important, if somewhat controversial, update in version 2017071 – the ability to mark a prescription as urgent.


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New SCRIPT Part 2: Easier Changes and Clarifications

In part 1 last week of our series on the NCPDP’s new standard for ePrescribing, which becomes effective January 1, we talked about the many new fields contained in version 2017071. In this second installment, we explore the standard’s new two-way communication possibilities.


7 Essentials for Managing Multiple Pharmacies

They say there’s a silver lining to every cloud, but pharmacists know there can also be extra complexity with every additional revenue stream. Not to say it’s not worth it! Each pharmacy added brings the potential for greater profits. But having multiple pharmacy locations can present a dilemma to owners – paradoxically, this is especially […]


Is It Time to Get Serious about Specialty?

It’s hard not to notice that specialty drugs are becoming pharmacy’s biggest players. New drugs with price tags upwards of 2 million dollars are hard to ignore. Even while society wrestles with these drugs’ unprecedented health and financial implications, community pharmacists have been exploring what their role in specialty dispensing might be. Specialty definitions and […]