March 17, 2017
Pharmacists today are taking on larger roles, thanks to expanded scopes of practice.
As competition grows fiercer and industry challenges continue to present themselves, independent community pharmacies will need to look for new opportunities to advance the pharmacy profession—and their businesses.
Discover how you can continue growing your independent community pharmacy business by expanding your scope of practice.
Pharmacists’ scope of practice has grown substantially, but there’s still work do. Vaccine administration, providing naloxone without a prescription and prescribing birth control are just a few ways pharmacists are taking on larger roles in some states. Learn what the future looks like for pharmacists as their scope of practice continues to expand, and what you can do to help. read more
Medicare is starting to recognize the valuable role pharmacists play in patient care. By partnering with physicians, independent community pharmacies can be reimbursed by Medicare for services that meet certain requirements. Discover how pharmacist-physician collaboration can improve patient outcomes and increase margins for your pharmacy business. read more
It’s no secret that pharmacists are playing a pivotal role in their patients’ health care. But the 2016 edition of the American Pharmacists Association Pharmacists’ Patient Care Services Digest is presenting the data to back that up. See what the Digest has to say about how pharmacists influence access to care and what industry trends your pharmacy should be paying attention to. read more
Pharmacists aren’t the only ones with expanding job duties. With pharmacists clearing up their schedules to provide more clinical care services to patients, pharmacy technicians are taking on more responsibilities. Learn how the roles of pharmacy technicians are expanding and what the career’s future looks like. read more
Provider status for pharmacists is increasingly gaining traction. The role of the pharmacist has continued to expand in recent years, and it’s no longer solely about dispensing prescriptions. Improved patient outcomes, lower costs and higher rates of satisfaction are reported when pharmacists are more involved with patients. Follow these tips to propel the provider status movement forward. read more
Learn how to stay relevant in today’s rapidly changing health care environment.