• 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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  • A PHARMACIST GUIDE: DIFFERENT NATURES OF WORK

    A Pharmacist Guide: Different Natures of Work   At a glance, one can expect excellent job opportunities in the pharmacy industry. Earnings will be high, but take note that some pharmacists are required to work on holidays, weekends and even late night. Also, they are becoming more involved in planning…

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  • TIPS ON BOOSTING EFFICIENCY OF PHARMACY PURCHASING

    Tips on Boosting Efficiency of Pharmacy Purchasing   Delivering care that is centered on patients is a priority for healthcare professionals and clinicians alike. For the latter, their workflow is being streamlined to achieve desirable outcomes, and this focus on efficiency is needed to be employed in the field of…

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  • STRENGTHENING THE SKILLS OF PHARMACY PURCHASING BUYERS

    Strengthening the Skills of Pharmacy Buyers   It has been observed that a large number of individuals in the field of pharmacy purchasing industry have little to no business training. Yet, these people are entrusted with managing a very important cost for hospitals that requires good skills at inventory management,…

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