The HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health issued guidance on April 8, 2020 authorizing pharmacists to order and administer COVID-19 tests. The guidance recognized pharmacists as trusted healthcare professionals with established patient relationships, are accessible, and have strong relationships with medical providers and hospitals.
If your pharmacy is not efficiently managing your expired pharmaceutical returns, you could be leaving money on the shelf. In an independent community pharmacy where every dollar is important, the value of expired products can be significant.
On March 27, 2020, H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security or CARES Act was signed into law. The bill authorizes emergency loans to businesses and checks to families to provide economic relief.
Social distancing and stay at home orders have given us the motivation to get fit and healthy. More than ever people are outside bike riding, walking, jogging, and rollerblading (while safely maintaining the 6ft rule).
For the past few weeks, we’re sure you have been bombarded with coronavirus news. We’ve all become familiar with social distancing, hand sanitizer recipes, toilet paper shortages, and changes to everything from sports schedules, schools closing, to restaurant hours. These are challenging times not only for your pharmacy and staff but also for your patients.
Ever calculated how much profit is lost due to unfilled prescription orders? It is projected that revenue loss for non-adherence is estimated to be $564 billion. Medication non-adherence is one of the most serious problems in healthcare, posing a heavy financial impact.
For community pharmacies, flu is not just a “season” that begins in October and runs through mid-Winter, instead flu is a year-long event that requires considerable planning. Pharmacists must begin implementing their flu plans now in order to be proactive and get ahead of their competition.
Here are 5 tips on how pharmacies can prepare for a successful, stress free flu year.
CBD is everywhere. From gas stations to health food stores, even finding its way into local independent pharmacies. Studies say that by 2024, CBD will be a 20 billion dollar industry. This is a perfect opportunity for pharmacies to tap into a product that can not only increase patient outcomes but also their cash profits.
You’ve heard the terms – Dog Dad, Cat Mom, Fur Babies – these titles are clear indicators on how much the owner and pet role has changed in your patient’s household.
When you think of running an independent pharmacy, social media probably isn’t high up on your list. However, while social media isn’t as important as maintaining your inventory, it can be an incredibly powerful tool for growing and maintaining your business. If your pharmacy has considered diving into the social media arena but is overwhelmed on where to start or how to even build up content, we can help.