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Pharmacy Roundup: This Week’s Top 5 Articles for August 31, 2018

Pharmacy Roundup: This Week’s Top 5 Articles From the Web by Elements magazine | pbahealth.com


August 31, 2018


Welcome to our weekly roundup of pharmacy articles, blog posts, and stories from across the web.

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 the decline of rural independent pharmacies to the growth of prescription authority for pharmacists.


 

The 8 Best Ways to Communicate With Patients

Pharmacists have to convey complicated information to patients. Drug Topics offers simple tips to help pharmacists better communicate difficult information to patients.


 

Merchandising Natural Products – What Approach Is Best for Your Pharmacy?

In the next installment of its Step Into Natural blog series, Hamacher Resource Group explains three ways independent pharmacies can effectively merchandise natural products.


 

The Health 202: Here’s Why Rural Independent Pharmacies Are Closing Their Doors

More than 16 percent of the independently owned rural pharmacies in the U.S. shut down between 2003 and 2018. The Washington Post explains why they’re closing and how it harms local communities.


 

Prescriber-Pharmacists — The Dawn of a New Era

As prescribing authority expands in other parts of the world, Idaho has allowed pharmacists to prescribe medication for certain ailments. Amplicare discusses the implications of Idaho’s decision on the future of prescribing authority in the U.S.


 

Counter Talk: The Soft Touch of Pharmacy

How do pharmacies combat steadily declining reimbursements? Drug Store News explains how pharmacies can boost prescription volume by getting to know their patients outside of the pharmacy.


 

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