• The 340B Drug Discount Program

    The 340B Drug Discount Program The 340B drug discount program is a federal program that was established in 1992. Initially, it consists of outpatient prescription drugs and drugs administered by physicians in an outpatient setting. Today, the 340B drug discount program is an ongoing event targeted to pharmacists, pharmacy technicians…

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  • Some Hard to Find Brand Name Drugs

    Some Hard to Find Brand Name Drugs Despite the growing number of pharmaceutical companies and drug manufacturers, there are still plenty of hard to find brand name drugs. There are plenty of reasons that some medications are in short supply, but one thing is for sure, it is causing a…

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  • List of Job Opportunities for Pharmacy Professionals

    List of Job Opportunities for Pharmacy Professionals Most people believe that pharmacists only work behind the counter of a pharmacy. Little do they know, being a pharmacist is just one of the many job opportunities for pharmacy professionals. Depending on where they work, they can take on a wide range…

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  • Understanding the Procuring Medicine Process

    Understanding the Procuring Medicine Process Procuring medicine as a profession is very different from buying medications at the pharmacy. A lot of factors come into play, from the procurement process down to the medicine supply chain. A purchasing pharmacist has to look into key information that includes cost of drugs,…

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  • Top Mobile Phone Apps for Pharmacists and Healthcare Professionals

    Top Mobile Phone Apps for Pharmacists and Healthcare Professionals Spreading the word and the goings-on of the pharmacy purchasing industry is easier, quicker and more convenient when mobile devices and apps are used. A lot of pharmacists believe that CE is best delivered through apps and other mobile solutions. This…

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  • Approvals for New Antibacterial to Follow LPAD Pathway

    Approvals for New Antibacterial to Follow LPAD Pathway The overuse and abuse of antibacterial drugs, has prompted a call to reform FDA provisions with regards to antibiotics. When the “21st Century Cures” legislation was drafted, there was a consensus issue to apply the limited use approval (LPAD) pathway on antibiotics,…

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  • Learning All About the NCPDP Codes

    Learning All About the NCPDP Codes If learning the tricks of the trade in retail pharmacy is not hard enough, you also need to learn about NCPDP (National Council for Prescription Drug Programs) codes. These refer to a set of codes standardized by NCPDP and developed to ensure that even…

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  • New Retail Pharmacist: The Do’s and Don’ts

    New Retail Pharmacist: The Do’s and Don’ts New Retail Pharmacist: The Do’s and Don’ts Being a retail pharmacist is one of the most common job opportunities for pharmacy professionals, especially because of the growing number of pharmacies all over the world. A retail pharmacist, however, do more than just dispense…

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  • New Treatment for C Diff; Help treat others by Selling Your Poop

    New Treatment for C Diff; Help treat others by Selling Your Poop   C diff suffers may have another new option for treatment. While recently fecal transplants (yes, you read that right) have been able to improve upon antibiotics for this sometimes fatal disease, a new drug may provide another…

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  • EVALUATING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BRAND NAME AND GENERIC DRUGS

    Evaluating the Difference Between Brand Name and Generic Drugs   Generic drugs have exactly the same intended use, dosage, route of administration, effects, side effects, strengths, safety and risks as brand-name drugs. Simply put, there pharmacological effects are exactly similar as there original counterparts.   A good example of a…

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