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Pharmacist Jobs for Extra Money

Here at HCC we’re hoping that everyone had a great year and that 2019 will be even better! Now’s the time that many pharmacists are setting goals for the new year, and increasing their income is one goal that many obviously have on their list. Perhaps picking up some steady part time work or occasionally … Continue reading Pharmacist Jobs for Extra Money

Medication Errors

Medication errors occur in a pharmacy under the best of conditions. However, a previous Missouri court ruling regarding a pharmacy medication dispensing error clearly shows that a lack of proper supervision, documentation and up-to-date policies and procedures will not be tolerated when the public’s safety is placed in jeopardy as a result. In an excellent … Continue reading Medication Errors

New Pharmacies and Ownership

New pharmacy startups and the opening of brand-new pharmacy operations are occurring at a faster rate this year than ever before seen. Just reviewing the first two weeks of November this year reveals a staggering number of new retail community pharmacy businesses being opened and successfully established all across the entire fifty United States. Considering … Continue reading New Pharmacies and Ownership

Opening a Successful New Pharmacy Business – What You Need To Know

Opening up a new pharmacy business is really not that much different from starting up any other type of retail enterprise. Aside from the regulations and laws inherently involved in a new pharmacy operation, the basic business startup principles still all apply. Having opened up hundreds of new pharmacies at HCC, here are the general … Continue reading Opening a Successful New Pharmacy Business – What You Need To Know

Pharmacy HIPAA Compliance Policies Procedures

Do you have Pharmacy HIPAA compliance policies and procedures at your pharmacy? Are your employees HIPAA certified? HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) is always a topic of discussion when patients start asking their pharmacists and physicians for the receipts of their medical expenditures for tax purposes. This usually starts happening in late November … Continue reading Pharmacy HIPAA Compliance Policies Procedures

Dispensing Error Liability

Dispensing errors in pharmacy are a fact of life. Even with the very best policies and procedures in place, an educated and well trained pharmacy staff performing the necessary steps to ensure safe Rx dispensing, plus an experienced pharmacist performing and overseeing the actual prescription dispensing, the process involves human beings and they are not … Continue reading Dispensing Error Liability

Employee Turnover

Reducing employee turnover is one area that all successful businesses focus on. This is especially true if you own and manage a pharmacy operation. The goal is obviously to attract great employees, but how does a business owner retain them and decrease employee turnover? Losing an employee can hamper a pharmacy business – not only … Continue reading Employee Turnover

Pharmacy Ownership

Pharmacy owners are really no different than the owners of any other types of businesses. Everyone can agree that owning a pharmacy presents the owner with some very unique challenges and requires very specialized knowledge when compared to most other industries. However, the basic rules of running a business still all apply to owning and … Continue reading Pharmacy Ownership

Gag Orders

Gag orders placed on retail pharmacies by insurance companies and PBMs (Pharmacy Benefit Managers) hopefully will soon become a thing of the past. For years now both the insurers and the PBMs have restricted pharmacists from telling their patients the truth: that it is often times cheaper for the customer or patient to actually buy … Continue reading Gag Orders

DEA Audits

Pharmacy audits and inspections are a fact of life for every pharmacy and pharmacy owner. It is actually a pretty safe assumption to make these days that your pharmacy will be audited at a minimum of every two years. In this brand new world of computerization, shared databases of controlled substances, prescription data and patient … Continue reading DEA Audits