​​Pharmacy Roundup: This Week’s Top 5 Articles for May 6, 2022 

Every week we share our favorite articles that other organizations, associations, and companies are producing to help your pharmacy business thrive.

You’ll discover new strategies and tips to boost your independent community pharmacy business and to stay up to date on what’s happening in the pharmacy industry.

This week we chose five articles covering topics from updates on PBM reform to embracing crypto in the pharmacy. 

Unsafe Pharmacy Conditions Put Patient Safety at Risk

A new survey found that working conditions in pharmacies have driven a third of pharmacy technicians to consider leaving their jobs. Drug Store News breaks down how these working conditions are also impacting patient safety. 

NACDS Urges Continued Push for Comprehensive Reforms

In the wake of CMS’s recent decision to increase PBM transparency, Chain Drug Review reports that the National Association of Chain Drug Stores is advocating for further legislative and regulatory moves to reform DIR fees. 

Cryptocurrency and its Role in Retail 

Most retailers are currently reluctant to embrace cryptocurrency as payment. The National Retail Federation explains how crypto works and why retailers should get educated. 

Improving Population Health Can Start With Adjusting Traditional Pharmacy Solutions

Pharmacy Times gives an overview of a recent session from the Pharmacy Quality Alliance Annual Meeting that discussed how catering care to diverse populations can improve outcomes for senior citizens. 

Pharmacies in Most States Cannot Administer Covid Vaccine to Babies and Toddlers 

Pharmacists in 23 states are allowed to administer vaccines to children under the age of 3. As the FDA prepares to approve a Covid-19 vaccine for children younger than 5, the Washington Post explores whether pharmacies’ scope of practice should be expanded. 

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