Archives for topic: Regulations and Legislation

Telepharmacy: The digital house call to reach patients

Learn the telepharmacy basics and benefits In brief: Telepharmacy continues to take the spotlight as the industry looks for ways to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and increase patient access to care. Estimated start-up costs for a telepharmacy could be anywhere between $75,000 to $150,000 less than a traditional pharmacy. Before you can pursue telepharmacy…

During COVID-19, keep chronic patients on track

Focus on adherence, education and immunizations In brief: With all the attention on COVID-19, make sure to focus on patients with chronic diseases Multiple factors may keep these patients from taking their meds as prescribed Pharmacist intervention can improve adherence and other health measures Since February, COVID-19 has dominated the headlines, which will likely continue.…

How Health Mart serves local need for access to COVID-19 testing

In partnership with an approved HHS testing contractor, eTrueNorth, select Health Mart pharmacies offer free COVID-19 testing to patients. In brief: Federal and state action has cleared the way for pharmacies to offer COVID-19 testing Most consumers are comfortable with COVID-19 testing and treatment at pharmacies In May, select Health Mart® pharmacies started offering free…

How to make your pharmacy’s front end profitable this summer

Show customers you have everything they need for summer In brief: After a spring to forget, people are longing for a fun summer Prominently promote summer basics like sunscreen and insect repellent Pair basics with complementary items Become your community’s go-to summer resource by encouraging customers to stock up on everything they will need at…

During uncertain times, communicate!

When in a crisis, communicate with customers. In brief: Because of COVID-19, many patients are scared, anxious and uncertain Even when juggling lots of responsibilities, during times of uncertainty, communication is critical Provide patients with basic, timely information Learn from pharmacies that are taking the lead to communicate with their customers In a crisis, don’t…

Expand drive-through, curbside pickup and home delivery

Without patients in your store, deliver even more. In brief: Because of COVID-19, many customers are seeking pickup and delivery options Drive-through, curbside and delivery options help protect your patients and staff Don’t just provide prescriptions; offer customers all of the products they need Shopping without going into a store To stay safe and stop…

Your pharmacy can help protect patients from HIV

Get prepped for PrEP In brief: PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) medications help reduce the risk of getting HIV. More than 1 million Americans can benefit from PrEP meds — but most patients don’t get them Many insurance plans and state Medicaid programs cover PrEP Pharmacies can play an important role in helping patients get PrEP A…

Improving patient safety in independent pharmacies

Safe processes can differentiate your pharmacy In brief: Ensuring patient safety is always a top priority for any pharmacy. Leverage resources and assessments to help you identify areas of improvement. Constantly work to improve safety while differentiating in ways that matter to patients. 4 ideas for independent pharmacies 1. Continue to improve the safety you…

Thank your local doctors on National Doctor’s Day

Let doctors know how your pharmacy makes their lives easier In brief: National Doctors’ Day is Monday, March 30, 2020 Recognize and thank doctors in your community Let doctors know all your pharmacy does to make their lives easier National Doctors’ Day National Doctors’ Day is held each year on March 30. It is a…

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