It is a familiar scene in America's pharmacies—a parent carrying a sick child who is screaming his head off. To get them out of the pharmacy as quickly as possible, we zip into high gear and mix that amoxicillin up at a pace like no other. As a mother, I feel the pain of the parent and child. The reality is that many local pharmacies I have encountered are missing one crucial element, something so sought after by parents to give them peace of mind that you would think every pharmacy in the universe would be equipped with it. No, I'm not talking about a fully stocked liquor cabinet, but close! The answer is quite simple: a children's play area.
As owners of independent pharmacies, we are constantly seeking new
services to make things easier for our customers. This is why we
were instantly receptive to a suggestion that was brought to us by
the Macula Vision Research Foundation (MVRF), a national
organization based in West Conshohocken, Pa. MVRF approached each
of us to suggest that we offer large-print labels for prescription
The new competitive acquisition program (CAP) for Medicare Part B
drugs aims to realign the market forces shaping the distribution of
drugs and biologics that doctors administer in their offices. But
if it is to survive, CAP must balance market conditions affecting
physicians, vendors, and manufacturers. We believe it does not do
so per the implementing regulations published in the Nov. 21
The growth in mandated benefits is contributing to the steep rise in health care spending
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A list of 26 patient practices that drive pharmacists crazy.
Young pharmacists should be aware that their license is on the line when they dispense at lightning speed.
Here's a guide for patients to mind their manners.