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Considering Moving Your Pharmacy to a New Location?

Several pharmacies have recently moved into new locations: – Medicap Pharmacy in Urbandale, Iowa moved into a new building this past February. The new building is about three times larger than the old one and the new space allowed for an expanded selection of over the counter medications, diabetic shoes and cholesterol and bone density … Continue reading Considering Moving Your Pharmacy to a New Location?

Is Your Pharmacy Prepared for a Crisis or Emergency?

Most of the Pharmacies that we deal with are busy dealing with the day-to-day business of making a living. Filling prescriptions, compounding IV’s, consulting with patients and all the other tasks that our jobs require us to deal with us on a daily basis. Are you and your pharmacy business prepared to deal with an … Continue reading Is Your Pharmacy Prepared for a Crisis or Emergency?

Compliance Review for Compounding Pharmacies

Compliance to USP 797 regarding Pharmacy Compounding is becoming an increasingly important issue for all compounding pharmacies to address as quickly as possible. Actions proposed recently by the Michigan legislature may be just the beginning of things to come. Directly related to the 2012 meningitis outbreak that has been linked to the now defunct New … Continue reading Compliance Review for Compounding Pharmacies

How Big Pharmacies Employ Pharmacists to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

As we have discussed in our previous blog, hospitals are currently in the process of adjusting to the Value Based Purchasing (VBP) system mandated by the Affordable Care Act.  One of the key measures hospitals are subject to is readmissions of recently discharged patients for the same condition (DRG), or so-called “bounce backs”. An important … Continue reading How Big Pharmacies Employ Pharmacists to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

Pharmacists Help Hospitals Improve Patient Satisfaction Scores

Recently, healthcare administrators have become keenly focused on patient experience and satisfaction as a result of the new Value Based Purchasing (VBP) system, a requirement of the Affordable Care Act.  Under the VBP system, hospitals are paid for in-patient acute care services based on the quality of the care that is provided instead of just … Continue reading Pharmacists Help Hospitals Improve Patient Satisfaction Scores

What Makes a Successful Pharmacist?

People often wonder if they carry the traits that would make them good at their dream job.  Well, if you are interested in becoming a pharmacist, you are in luck – many educators and researchers have employed a variety of psychological and personality tests to pharmacy students to determine what traits make a successful pharmacist. … Continue reading What Makes a Successful Pharmacist?