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Pharmacy Roundup: This Week’s Top 5 Articles for October 9, 2020

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

October 9, 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 ranging from communicating about mask mandates to taking advantage of new OTC regulations.


5 Takeaways About Medical Supply Chains

The coronavirus pandemic has been causing shortages for seven months. The AP and PBS’s Frontline investigate the biggest factors that have been causing disruption in the medical supply chain. 


Focusing on Front-End Sales

The CARES Act instituted a change to the way patients can use HSAs and FSAs on OTC products. PioneerRx breaks down how you can communicate these changes to patients to save them money and increase your front-end sales. 


Care at the Counter: Technology and Policy Are Empowering Pharmacists

Pharmacists have the potential to improve primary care and create more engaged patients. Forbes explains how recent changes due to the coronavirus pandemic are helping pharmacists close care gaps in their community. 


Pharmacy Groups React to Landmark Supreme Court Hearing

The Supreme Court recently heard Rutledge v. PCMA, which could change how PBMs are regulated forever, and pharmacy organizations like the NCPA, APhA, NASPA, and more issued statements reacting to the landmark case. 


De-Escalating Tense Situations Amid Mask Mandates 

Mask mandates have brought out stress and anxiety for patients on both sides of the issue. Drug Store News teaches pharmacy staff members how to communicate with patients about proper mask usage when emotions are running high. 



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