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Pharmacy Roundup: This Week’s Top 5 Articles for February 7, 2020

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


February 7, 2020


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 looking out for counterfeit goods to the future of pharmaceutical prices.


 

Are You Consuming Your POS or Just Using It?

Your point-of-sale can help you understand your pharmacy’s business, but only if you know how to use it. Retail Management Solutions explains how to get the most out of your system.


 

Guidance for Novel Coronavirus Updated as More Cases Confirmed

The CDC has released a flow chart to help healthcare professionals identify patients who may have novel coronavirus. MPR breaks down the recommendations for providers.


 

When Pharmacists Allowed to Give Anti-Opioid Med Without Rx, Access Soars

Since Ohio pharmacists were given permission to dispense naloxone in 2015 there has been a 2328% increase in use. U.S. News & World Report explains how community pharmacies can make an impact using the lifesaving drug.


 

Health Systems 2020 Drug Price Forecast Projections Show Trend to Price Increases

A forecast by Vizient, Inc projects that pharmaceutical purchases will have a 3.59% price hike in the coming year, Pharmacy Times reports. Biologic therapies will be one of the main drivers in the increase.


 

Five Reasons Counterfeit Goods Put You at Risk

The international supply chain of all kinds of goods is rife with fakes. Legit Script explains why counterfeit goods can hurt your patients and your bottom line.


 

An Independently Owned Organization Serving Independent Pharmacies

 PBA Health is dedicated to helping independent pharmacies reach their full potential on the buy side of their business. The company is a member-owned organization that serves independent pharmacies with group purchasing services, expert contract negotiations, proprietary purchasing tools, distribution services, and more.

PBA Health, an HDA member, operates its own VAWD-certified warehouse with more than 6,000 SKUs, including brands, generics, narcotics CII-CV, cold-storage products, and over-the-counter (OTC) products.


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