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Negative Rx News

Pharmacy has always been an easy target for the news media in regards to negative news stories and sensationalism. With a journalistic history for ‘grabbing” the public’s attention, the profession of pharmacy makes for a variety of fascinating  news topics on both the national and local levels in the media. Rated second behind only nurses … Continue reading Negative Rx News

Pharmacist Salaries

Pharmacist salaries are always an important consideration when an R.Ph. is considering a job change. Although everyone agrees that it should not be the only consideration, salary is obviously a primary topic of discussion when it comes to the subjects of permanent placement or direct hire with both our clients and pharmacist candidates. It is … Continue reading Pharmacist Salaries

Custom Pharmacy Policy and Procedures

Custom Pharmacy Policy and Procedure Manual Custom P&P manuals are now a must! Every pharmacy must have written policies and procedures in a Policy and Procedure manual. According to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) every state and the majority of third party PBMs have specific policy requirements that the pharmacy is expected … Continue reading Custom Pharmacy Policy and Procedures

Why Pharmacy Consulting

Why do I need to hire a pharmacy consulting firm? When should I consider hiring a pharmacy consulting firm? Both are valid questions that every pharmacy owner and manager should be consistently asking themselves. After discussing some tips on how to choose and interview pharmacy consultants in order to select the best fit for your … Continue reading Why Pharmacy Consulting

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 management team. This is true for most pharmacy operations, especially … 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

VONVENDI and Specialty Pharmacies

VONVENDI was approved several weeks ago for an expanded use in the United States for perioperative bleeding management. The FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) approved the use of the recombinant drug to include the treatment and control of bleeding and the perioperative management of bleeding in adults that suffer from von Willebrand disease. About VONVENDI … Continue reading VONVENDI and Specialty Pharmacies

Compounding Pharmacy Fraud

Compounding pharmacy fraud cases are really being targeted and cracked down on across the USA. Yet another major fraud case centered around a compounding pharmacy billing Medicare, TRICARE (the military’s healthcare program) and private insurance programs has been resolved finally, once again drawing the pharmacy profession into the national news spotlight in a very negative … Continue reading Compounding Pharmacy Fraud

Opening Successful New Pharmacy

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 Successful New Pharmacy

Tips For Interviewing Pharmacist Candidates

Interviewing potential pharmacists for an open job position is a challenge to many. Sometimes the pharmacy owner or hiring manager is faced with the dilemma of needing to fill the position quickly along with hiring the best pharmacist available. Often times the potential candidate is interviewing with other potential employers and it’s important to keep … Continue reading Tips For Interviewing Pharmacist Candidates