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Pharmacy Roundup: This Week’s Top 5 Stories for September 11, 2020

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


September 11, 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 drug take-back programs to converting to telepharmacy.


 

Federal Agencies Recommend Take-Back Options for Opioid Disposal

Take-back programs for opioids are safer than home disposal, according to an FDA study. Sharps Compliance breaks down the different take-back options patients have ahead of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on October 24.


 

Local Pharmacies Can Reduce the Dual Risks of COVID-19 and Influenza

The CDC, Johns Hopkins University researchers, and the HHS all extol the value of local pharmacies, and a report from The Hill explains how pharmacies will help combat COVID-19 and the flu this fall.


 

HHS Permits Pharmacists to Order and Administer COVID-19 Vaccines

Since the beginning of the pandemic, pharmacists have been eager to administer vaccines for COVID-19. Now, Drug Topics reports that the HHS has officially authorized pharmacists to order and administer vaccines when they are available.


 

Pivot! When to Consider Conversion to Telepharmacy

In the age of social distancing, telepharmacy is a more appealing option than ever. TelePharm explains when converting from traditional pharmacy to telepharmacy could benefit business.


 

Why and How to Implement a Line Busting Program in Your Pharmacy

Long wait times and crowded stores have a negative effect on how your patients feel about your pharmacy. Retail Management Solutions explains how to keep lines to a minimum.


 

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