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503B Outsourcing Facilities – Are You in Compliance?

The Drug Quality and Security Act, signed into law on November 27, 2013, created a new section titled 503B in the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Under section 503B, a pharmacy compounder can become an outsourcing facility by registering with the FDA and paying a fee. Is Your Facility in Compliance? Once registered as … Continue reading 503B Outsourcing Facilities – Are You in Compliance?

New Specialty Pharmacy Startup

Specialty pharmacy startups are again at the forefront of discussions based on a recent article just released by HealthLeaders Magazine (a division of Simplify Compliance). The study states that commercial pharmacy spending in the USA has risen to a new rate that greatly exceeds the five year average of a 14% increase. In fact, the … Continue reading New Specialty Pharmacy Startup

Choosing Pharmacy Consulting Firm

The definition of a true consultant is an individual who is able to give you expert and professional advice. There comes a time in every business when an objective, qualified and experienced third party is necessary to help guide, direct or advise the owner or your management team. This is true for most pharmacy operations, … Continue reading Choosing Pharmacy Consulting Firm

Pharmacy Information Systems

Pharmacy Information Systems (PIS) have evolved over the years to become a core component of any successful pharmacy operation. Whether it’s a hospital setting, a clinic or even a specialty pharmacy business, these complex and sophisticated computer software systems continue to evolve and their functionality is ever expanding. Sometimes they are also referred to as … Continue reading Pharmacy Information Systems

Pharmacy Consulting

Why A Pharmacy Consulting Firm? In a traditional independent retail pharmacy setting, many pharmacy owners, Prescription Department Managers (PDM) and Pharmacists in Charge (PIC) ask themselves this question: “Perhaps I could use some expert advice on some of the business decisions that are being made here?”. The use of an objective and experienced third-party pharmacy … Continue reading Pharmacy Consulting

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