Month: April 2017

How to Build a Thriving Vaccination Program with Prescribe Wellness

Today’s patients are increasingly looking to their local community pharmacy to be a one-stop shop for many health and wellness needs, especially vaccinations. Pharmacists – are you taking advantage of this opportunity? Join Prescribe Wellness on 4/25 at 10 am

How The Small Neighborhood Pharmacy Prevails

Independent Pharmacies can stay relevant in today’s world by looking at their overall business and asking how they can best service their customers. Great article exploring ways to accomplish this.

Medication Adherence

Medication Adherence is a critical part of pharmacy business profitability. But why should the person who’s been prescribed the medication care? Non-adherence to prescriptions causes some 125,000 deaths a year in the United States alone. Great article explaining reasons for

NCPA Advocacy Center Update – Week Ending April 22, 2017

You Can Still Join the Fight Against PBMs. Come to D.C for the Congressional Fly-In April 26 & 27:  Emails, phone calls, and faxes to your elected officials in Washington can get their attention, but face-to-face meetings carry the greatest

May is an Important Health-Related Month

The month of May is the most important health-related month of the year, loaded with key opportunities to generate content for your website and social media accounts as well as end-caps and in-store displays: o Arthritis Month: Feature an end-cap

PARD & Keystone Represents at Legislative Day in Harrisburg

Great day in Harrisburg for Pharmacy Legislative Day!  PARD and Keystone Pharmacy Leadership along with Keystone Independent Pharmacy Owners went in like a force to be reckoned with to speak to State Legislators of the challenges facing Pharmacy today.

Another reason why May is the biggest month of the year for pharmacy?

May kicks off Mother’s Day, graduation season, the start of wedding and anniversary season, and the beginning of Father’s Day shopping season. It’s time to freshen up your greeting card department and get ready for the rush! Mother’s Day is

Cardinal Health’s Unhappy Profit Surprise: The Coevolution of Pharmacy Buying Groups and Wholesaler Economics

Success of buying groups to hold wholesalers accountable on generic pricing is well outlined in this article. Not only does Keystone work directly with wholesalers to ensure generic pricing is kept competitive, we offer a wide range of other negotiated

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Have unused prescriptions? Don’t throw in the trash! Dispose safely during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 29 from 10am-2pm. Click link below for locations offering this program.    

NCPA Advocacy Center Update – Week Ending April 15, 2017

Specialty Rxs Require a Special Dispensing Fee Pharmacy Groups Tell CMS:  Concerned that states may not fully cover the cost of acquiring and dispensing Medicaid specialty drugs, NCPA, NACDS and the  National Association of Specialty Pharmacy  (NASP) wrote to CMS

The State of Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation in 2017

Independent Pharmacies—Specialty Pharmacy is a growing segment. Great article that provides resource links for accreditation.

Maryland Lawmakers Approve Bill to Fight Drug Price-Gouging

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Warning: Be alert to any unwarranted phone calls or deliveries from Xtreme Office Products

The picture attached is from an invoice on an ink cartridge for Lexmark printer at Whitehall Pharmacy. The pharmacy did not order this and when they called to say they did not order it and it was the wrong size

NCPA Advocacy Center Update – Week Ending April 8, 2017

Medicare Pharmacy Choice and Access House Bill Introduced This Week: The Ensuring Seniors Access to Local Pharmacies Act, H.R. 1939, was introduced by Reps. Morgan Griffith (R-VA) and Peter Welch (D-VT) on April 5th. The bill would allow community pharmacies

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NCPA Advocacy Center Update – Week Ending April 1, 2017

Your Member of Congress is Coming Home for Two Weeks:  Consider this an opportunity to invite your member of Congress to visit your pharmacy between April 8 and April 22 and brief him or her about PBMs. Here are details: