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Pharmacy Roundup: This Week’s Top 5 Stories for September 18, 2020

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

September 18, 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 using updates on Operation Warp Speed to mitigating DIR fees.


Pharmacist-Led Intervention Helps Lower Hypertension Rates

A recent report showed that pharmacists are more effective than the usual care at managing hypertension. U.S. Pharmacist breaks down the results of the study to show how pharmacists can lower blood pressure at a reduced cost to patients.


Disaster Preparation for Hurricane Season During the COVID-19 Pandemic is Critical

A hurricane affecting your pharmacy is scary in a normal year, but especially so during a pandemic. PharmacyToday explores how pharmacies can prepare for hurricane season and how COVID-19 could compound problems from a natural disaster.


Trump Administration Releases COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Strategy

The Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Defense have released a strategy to administer a COVID-19 vaccine to the American people as part of Operation Warp Speed, and retail pharmacies play a crucial role in the distribution.


Is COVID-19 Testing for You?

Many independent pharmacies have taken up the mantle as a COVID-19 testing location. If you haven’t yet begun testing for COVID-19, Pharmacy Times explores the different models and options for testing at a pharmacy.


DIR Mitigation During Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment is coming, and with it comes a chance for pharmacies to reduce the impact of DIR fees. Amplicare explains the tactics pharmacies can take to mitigate fees and save patients money during open enrollment.




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