SPARTANBURG, S.C. (June 28, 2017) – The J M Smith Corporation has named Saul Factor, R.Ph., as its third president of QS/1, effective July 1, 2017. Factor, who brings a wealth of experience and leadership in all areas of pharmacy, was selected in an international search after current president Tammy Devine announced her decision to retire after 35 years with the company.
In 1969, a group of entrepreneurial pharmacists, who expanded their community pharmacy businesses to serve residents of nursing facilities, founded the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP).
Under regulation § 1707.5, California is making changes to its label requirements for prescription drug containers dispensed to patients in the state.
Time and again, independent community pharmacists have proven themselves to be resilient and savvy businesspeople who can modify and reinvent their practices to adapt to economic challenges.
(Spartanburg, SC – June 2, 2017) QS/1 is excited to announce it has added another certification through Elavon to process transactions for Europay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) compliant cards.
QS/1 is celebrating its 40th anniversary in the pharmacy industry and wanted to take a glimpse into two pharmacists' perspectives. Despite age and gender gaps, the bond of pharmacy binds Lynn Connelly and Ashley Parker. A generation separates Connelly and Parker. Connelly is what some might classify as “old school,” a registered pharmacist who graduated from pharmacy school nearly three decades ago. Parker is considered “new school,” a Pharm.D. with the proverbial ink still drying on her degree, after being awarded four years ago.
(Spartanburg, SC – May 23, 2017) QS/1 has partnered with Asembia to integrate Asembia1, a specialty pharmacy workflow platform that gives pharmacies a wide range of resources to offer patients access to specialty prescriptions.
It’s no longer news that social media outlets have earned their place in the marketing mix. For organizations with fewer resources to devote to self-promotion, platforms such as Instagram™ offer an unbeatable price tag and an increased potential reach (600 million active, monthly users). Perhaps even more compelling is the fact that these platforms are all about community building – a natural for independent pharmacies. So what exactly does Instagram offer for pharmacy marketing?
As policymakers grapple with reform to improve care quality and lower costs, the demand for medication management services is at an all-time high. While this dynamic presents plenty of opportunities and challenges for pharmacists and pharmacies, there are still many unknowns about alignment of care and payment incentives.
Pharmacies and Home Medical Equipment (HME) providers can gather patient data to improve patient medication adherence, set up synchronization programs and increase revenue.