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Pharmacy Professionals are welcome to join the Twitter-Chat conversation every Wednesday at 12:30PM ET and today is our FIRST #Pharmacy Podcast Show Twitter #RxChat live call in session starting at 1PM ET.
The Business of #Pharmacy
We Twitter-Chat about the “Business of Pharmacy” and your participation is greatly welcomed.
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Today's #RxChat is about - >
"Big Strategies in Pharmacy: What Moves Us Forward?"
Here's the topic questions for discussion:
1. What do you see as the major services that pharmacists will provide in the future?
2. How do you see inpatient pharmacy services positioned in the future?
3. How do you see outpatient pharmacy disease management positioned in the future?
4. Where do you see compounding and specialty drugs as part of pharmacy's future?
5. As pharmacy services evolve how do you see traditional dispensing change?
Today's #RxChat Twitter Discussion Podcast is co-hosted with RxWiki's VP of Medication Information - Eric Ho.
Call in to speak with the hosts (646) 378-1452
The Pharmacist of the Future: Bridging Technology and Pharmacy
How have you seen technology change pharmacy and patient care?
Do you think pharmacists are generally quick to adopt new tools and techniques?
How do you feel that advances have made the biggest impact?
Where would you like to see the next big pharmacy technology breakthrough?
What are your favorite tech resources and most closely watched areas of change?
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Today's #RxChat Pharmacy Podcast is titled:
Making the Impact: Pharmacy Success Stories
Do you think pharmacists are properly recognized for their day-to-day impact?
Are there are any particular pharmacist stories that inspire you to make a bigger difference?
What drives you to excel, what keeps you motivated to do more for patients?
What do you feel is the greatest victory pharmacy has achieved in the last 10 years?
How do you measure success in pharmacy into the future?
The Pharmacy Podcast Show - has partnered with Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy to bring to our pharmacy industry listeners our Specialty Pharmacy segment dedicated to the important vertical that is SPECIALTY PHARMACY.
Diplomat serves patients and physicians in all 50 states as the nation’s largest independent specialty pharmacy. Headquartered in Flint, Mich., the company focuses on medication management programs for people with specialized, long-term medical needs, including cancer, HIV and multiple sclerosis — always focused on increasing adherence and improving patients’ outcomes. Diplomat opened its doors in 1975 as a neighborhood pharmacy with one essential tenet: “Take good care of patients, and the rest falls into place.” Today, that tradition continues. In addition to operating as a specialty pharmacy, the company provides back-end services to retailers and hospital pharmacies looking to enter the specialty market. In managed care, it offers specialty coverage to more than 12 million lives nationwide.
For five years running, Diplomat has been counted among the Inc. 500|5000 fastest-growing companies in the country; within the last three years, its numbers more than doubled. In 2012 alone, the company was named a Top Work Place by the Detroit Free Press, and its CEO, Phil Hagerman, was named by MLive Media Group as one of 13 Michiganders to Watch. Meanwhile, Diplomat’s patient satisfaction rates lay between 98 and 99 percent, and the company earned $1.1 billion in annual revenue.
Diplomat is accredited by URAC, PCAB, VAWD, ASHP and ACHC. Learn more at diplomatpharmacy.com.
The Pharmacy technician, also sometimes known as a pharmaceutical technician, is a health care worker who performs pharmacy related functions, generally working under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist or other health professional.
Pharmacy technicians work in a variety of locations, usually in community/retail and hospital pharmacies but also sometimes in long-term care facilities, pharmaceutical manufacturers, third-party insurance companies, computer software companies, or in government or teaching. Job duties include dispensing prescription drugs and other medical devices to patients and instructing on their use.
2012 Kentucky Pharmacist of the Year Alyson Schwartz, PharmD, CDE, from Medica Pharmacy discusses the link between Rheumatoid Arthritis & Auto Immune Disease with Roth Stratton on WBRT AM1320.
We talk with the president of Pharmacists United for Truth and Transparency - Jason Wallace about the efforts to ensure PBM reform and to preserve choice for our patients and fair-trade for Independent Pharmacy owners.
About – P.U.T.T.
Pharmacists United for Truth and Transparency is a growing coalition of independent pharmacists and pharmacy owners dedicated to exposing widespread abuse and manipulation by pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). We are a not for profit organization funded by individual members, not corporations or other special interest groups.
PBMs are remarkably effective at increasing their profits and market shares. The $29.1 billion merger of Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions created the largest PBM in the nation – increasing the potential for widespread PBM abuse to an alarming new height.
We created Pharmacists United for Truth and Transparency to expose the PBM myth by illustrating the ways they inflate prescription drug costs. Their greed hurts all Americans by draining the economy and obstructing access to medicine.
Our coalition is comprised of more than 1,000 pharmacists and pharmacy owners from coast to coast. As major players in the prescription drug market, we have extensive inside knowledge of the PBM industry to share. Pharmacists United for Truth and Transparency is a resource for employers, policy makers and members of the media. We are here to explain the intricate PBM business model designed to camouflage their scam.
PBMs are the unknown middlemen who help lower drug prices, but the industry is dogged by criticism, including lack of transparency.
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