• PBM Crisis Alert: Medicare Part D Transparency

    The American Pharmacy Purchasing Alliance (APPA) is taking a stand against the PBM’s crisis during the Wise Choice Pharmacy Summit scheduled on September 24th, 2016. According to a recent NCPA survey of 640 community pharmacists, DIR fees are wreaking havoc. Two-thirds of pharmacists (67 percent) receive no information about when…

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  • Specialty Medication Cost

    Specialty Medication Cost on the Rise

    Specialty Medication Cost on the Rise A specialty drug is defined as a high-cost prescription medication, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that it costs consumers a lot of money, as it is expensive to begin with. But what is going on today is that specialty medication cost are…

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  • Long Term Care Pharmacy

    How to Become a Long Term Care Pharmacy

    How to Become a Long Term Care Pharmacy   If you work within the pharmacy industry, you've probably come across the term “long term care pharmacy” and have heard that it can be a good business opportunity. But what exactly is a long term care pharmacy, and how can you…

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  • Independent Pharmacy Owner

    How Independent Pharmacies Can Attract More Patients

    How Independent Pharmacies Can Attract More Patients   Independent pharmacies have been on the rise in the past few years, yet not all of them find it easy to attract patients. There are many reasons for this, and one of the most common is that many independent pharmacies don't have…

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  • United Rx

    Pharmacists, Check Both Exclusion Lists!

    Pharmacists, Check Both Exclusion Lists! In today’s extremely regulated pharmaceutical industry, it’s very important to know who you’re employing and who your vendors are. As if pharmacists aren’t busy enough, you are now required to do a monthly check of all employees and vendors to ensure none of them are…

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  • telemedicine

    The Rise of Telemedicine

    The Rise of Telemedicine   Telemedicine, which refers to the process of using technology to provide healthcare, has become so widespread nowadays that almost everyone has had or will have an experience with it. Its definition has also broadened to the point that it now encompasses different processes. Providing online…

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  • pharmacy benefit manager

    Are Pharmacy Benefit Manager’s to Blame for High Drug Prices?

    Are Pharmacy Benefit Manager's to Blame for High Drug Prices? A pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) is responsible for handling and processing prescription for insurance companies or corporations that pay for drugs and medications. They also act as the middleman between the payer and everyone else in the healthcare system. A…

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  • Drug Pricing

    Uncovering Secret Drug Pricing Practices

    Uncovering Secret Drug Pricing Practices On the surface, pharmaceutical companies can be considered as saviors of mankind because they come up with drugs that help manage a wide range of health conditions, from simple ones like coughs and colds to more complicated illnesses like cancer. But, if people would take…

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  • Pharmacist

    The Role of the Pharmacist Is Expanding

    The Role of the Pharmacist Is Expanding   When people hear the word “pharmacist”, they usually think of a professional who fills prescriptions and dispenses medications. These definitions are technically correct but, if you work as a pharmacist, you have to realize that these aren't the only tasks you should…

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  • Dopamine

    What Big Pharma Doesn’t Want You to Know About Dopamine

    What Big Pharma Doesn’t Want You to Know About Dopamine It is amazing how technologically advanced the world is, but society still believes in an old idea, posed during the late 1950s, that depression is caused from a chemical imbalance in the brain. There is no proof that the theory…

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