Community Practice

PBMs, wholesalers, and contracts 101Independent pharmacists can benefit from negotiating their own contracts, but they've gotta keep their eye on the ball. Here are a few tips.
The future of pharmacy is finally hereThat would be MTM. And it's calling. And holding. And holding. And holding ...
The biosimilar balance: More options, lower costsThe fly in the ointment: CMS' current plan for HCPCS codes is a real buzz kill.
Pharmacist pens story for childrenA spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down — and this children's book should too.
Pharmacy techs: Many skills, varying responsibilitiesPharmacy technicians can do much more than just stock shelves and manage inventory. And the possibilities increase by the day.
Pharmacist entrepreneur offers wellness screening to pharmaciesWellspring provides the questionnaires and the physicians, who evaluate the information. Pharmacies make nutritional suggestions when appropriate, and patients get more attention. The idea is, everybody benefits.
The antisubstitution controversy: Going strong in '72
The antisubstitution controversy: Going strong in '72Nowadays, we think of generics as economical options. Not so long ago, plenty of folks thought of them as sacrilege.
One thing we can do about the opioid epidemicIt's a modest proposal with potential for significant consequences. And all it will cost is a little more time.
Four people, a dozen pharmacy careers
Four people, a dozen pharmacy careersWho says the options are limited? Not this family.