When you made the decision to become a pharmacist, you knew you were entering a profession that was honorable, respected and would bring you great rewards when helping people in your community. But most jobs with high-reward payouts tend to bring a level of stress also. As more demands are placed on pharmacists, and the pharmacy staff, work hours tend to be nonstop. It’s rare to take a break to catch your breath and ensure you are not only filling prescriptions correctly but also keeping up with the many regulatory demands that cannot be overlooked.
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So far, 2016 comprises a heated presidential race, the summer Olympics, the continued growth of social networks and much more. In the mix of all that consumes our news, you may have missed the passing of the torch to the Millennial generation. Millennials, defined as ages 18-34 in 2015 by the U.S. Census Bureau, have reached 75.4 million of the population and surpassed the 74.9 million Baby Boomers.
On July 22, 2016, President Obama signed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) into law. This is the first major federal addiction legislative package in decades and is designed to tackle the opioid epidemic through a six-part initiative: prevention, treatment, recovery, law enforcement, criminal justice reform and overdose reversal.
ShipRx, formerly known as NRx Delivery®, is a combination of our NRx® Pharmacy Management and Point-of-Sale (POS) Systems that provides the best shipping solution in pharmacy, providing access to multiple features that will allow you to manage prescription shipment and delivery.
RxMedic’s RM64 can fill 300 prescriptions per hour. Filling one prescription every 12 seconds is five per minute, which adds up to 300 per hour. Pharmacy has never seen dispensing this fast.
There’s little doubt that pharmacy robots are elevating safety and efficiency in dispensing medicine to heights previously thought impossible, but can they also lead the way in making healthcare more patient-centered and compassionate?
Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), 340B clinics and hospital outpatient pharmacies share similar dilemmas: how to provide excellent, timely service in a fast-paced environment while adhering to stringent government regulations and effectively managing full-time equivalents (FTEs).