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Pharmacy Roundup: This Week’s Top 5 Stories for February 19, 2021

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

February 19, 2021

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 lowering DIR fees through dual-eligible patients to helping patients with substance use disorder.


Digital Health Trends for Community Pharmacies in 2021

The way patients interact with pharmacy using technology has changed dramatically in the past year. Computer Rx pinpoints how you can make technology work for your pharmacy in 2021.


The Myth of “Good” and “Bad” Covid Vaccines

With several options for the Covid vaccine out there, patients may have developed biases for or against the different kinds. STAT News explains why patients shouldn’t get picky about which vaccine they receive. 


Dual Eligible Patients: How to Improve Care and Lower DIR Fees All Year

Dual Eligible Medicare/Medicaid patients can provide a unique opportunity for your pharmacy. Amplicare explores how to identify these patients and give them the best care while lowering DIR fees at the same time.


Get Advanced Training to Help Patients With Substance Use Disorder

The pandemic has created difficulties for patients with substance use disorder (SUD) seeking treatment, so Pharmacy Times explains why it’s important for pharmacists to screen patients for SUD and monitor them for potential red flags.


Local Pharmacies Need More Vaccine Supply to Serve Communities

Independent pharmacies are vital to getting the coronavirus vaccine distributed in rural areas, and Drug Store News highlights the NCPA’s efforts to get vaccines to community pharmacies.




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