Archives for topic: Regulations and Legislation

Be ready with Medicare Part D answers

Be the go-to resource for patients’ open enrollment questions In brief: Medicare beneficiaries often pay more than necessary for prescription drugs. By helping patients compare plans, your pharmacy can support patients, show expertise and build loyalty. Help your patients understand Medicare Part D plans Only about 10% of Medicare Part D beneficiaries switch plans each…

You’re covered for Medicare Part D

The Health Mart Atlas kit has everything you need for Part D In brief: Medicare covers more than 57 million Americans. Reviewing plan options with patients during open enrollment can help them save money. Helping Medicare enrollees understand what your pharmacy offers can build loyalty. Health Mart Atlas, the nation’s largest pharmacy services administration organization…

Students need immunizations. You can provide them.

During back-to-school season, market immunizations for students and staff In brief: All 50 states have immunization requirements for children Yet, many children still don’t receive the immunizations they need Immunizing kids during back-to-school season is an opportunity for independent pharmacies Pharmacies can EDUCATE families, PARTNER with physicians and IMMUNIZE patients Recommended immunizations The Centers for…

Send yourself to the school nurse’s office

Work with school staff and families to prepare students for school In brief: Many children need to take medications during the school day Schools often lack staffing and expertise in dealing with medications Pharmacists can assist school nurses and staff, families, and children in preparing to safely go back to school Helping school nurses help…

Pack the max into McKesson ideaShare 2018

Discover innovative solutions at McKesson ideaShare In brief: McKesson ideaShare 2018 is July 8-12 in Las Vegas McKesson ideaShare 2018 features 2,000+ independent pharmacy owners, about 200 exhibitors and 100+ educational sessions A new app makes it easy to find and schedule sessions Take advantage of opportunities to grow your business More than 2,000 independent…

Heat up your front-end sales this summer | 6 tips

6 marketing tips as temperatures rise In brief: Summer offers creative ways to market to existing customers and visitors Experiment with what you sell and how you promote it Don’t just display and sell products like sunscreen; educate on proper use By planning your summer marketing, your pharmacy can sell more than just sunscreen. (And…

Make preparations to recharge this summer

Prepare your pharmacy staff for your vacation In brief: Taking a vacation can recharge you and strengthen your business Train your staff to handle the business in your absence Once your staff can run the pharmacy smoothly without you there, you will be free to work on growing the business Benefits of a vacation —…

Prepare your prescriptions to avoid travel headaches

Help customers avoid stress when traveling In brief: Americans love to travel, especially in the summer When traveling, the last thing people want are hassles related to their drugs Pharmacies can help travelers avoid medication issues Summer is a time to travel When school lets out and the weather warms up, your customers hit the…

When spending time in the sun isn’t so fun

Help patients understand that sun can cause medication reactions In brief: Many drugs can increase patients’ risks from the sun Products that can cause reactions include prescription drugs and OTC products Educate patients about dangers, protections and when to seek treatment Summertime is (supposed to be) fun time For many Americans, summer is their favorite…

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