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Pharmacy Roundup: This Week’s Top 5 Articles for January 10, 2020

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

January 10, 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 improving adherence to buying a pharmacy.


What Star Ratings Really Mean to Your Pharmacy

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services emphasizes adherence with its five-point Star Ratings program. Good Neighbor Pharmacy has assembled resources to help pharmacies improve their adherence.


Healthcare Makes Bigger Strides to Address Social Needs

Healthcare providers addressed social needs as well as health needs in 2019—Modern Healthcare explains how the two affect each other.


Few Pharmacies Provide Correct Info on Medication Disposal

Most pharmacies aren’t giving patients the right information about disposing of antibiotics and opioids, according to the Annals of Internal Medicine. Medical Xpress breaks down the research. 


Buying a Pharmacy vs. Creating a Startup Pharmacy

There are fewer existing pharmacies on the market, but Sykes & Company argues that buying a pharmacy is still better than starting one from the ground up.


Surprise! Brand-Name Drug Prices Fell in 2019

Manufacturers recently announced list price increases for many brand-name drugs. Drug Channels cuts through the news-noise and gives three industry takeaways from changing drug prices.


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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