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Only A Matter of Time Till Automated Pharmacy Dispensing Supports Success

Category: Pharmacy Success Written by Dr. Charles Shively / October 21, 2019

Located at 139 East Main Street, between South Powell and Mill streets, exists a pharmacy that started in 1920. Smith's Drugs and its companion businesses (Smith's Vital Biocare and Smith's Medical Equipment Supplies) occupy nearly a full block in downtown Forest City, North Carolina. To area residents, Smith's Drugs is a landmark. Read more ...

Convenient Care Pharmacy: Multiple Locations with Automated Dispensing Systems

Category: Pharmacy Success Written by Dr. Charles Shively / October 21, 2019

Success in Numbers in Moultrie, Georgia Ever been to Moultrie, Georgia? Moultrie is approximately 25 miles from the Georgia-Florida border in central southern Georgia. It's only 40 miles from Tallahassee, Florida. Read more ...

Pharmacists May Be Best For Diet Supplement/Meal Replacement Education

Category: Healthcare Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / October 21, 2019

Many Considerations Should Be Evaluated In today's health-conscious world, information is available from many sources. The internet offers unlimited information through key word searches and reveals information from worldwide locations. What may be the best source of accurate information regarding diet supplements/meal replacements for weight loss? Who remains the most trusted healthcare professional regarding medications and OTC supplements or remedies? Read more ...

Healthy Weight Management: Ask Your Pharmacist the Correct Questions

Category: Healthcare Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / October 21, 2019

Why to Ask? With all the available information from popular websites, magazines, diet outlets and retail healthcare stores and their staff, the decision regarding which weight management program with which to become involved is...I sense... both confusing and complex. There is however an avenue to defining the best approach for weight management...Ask Your Pharmacist! Read more ...

NCPA Multiple Locations Pharmacy Conference

Category: Pharmacy Success Written by Dr. Charles Shively / October 21, 2019

With the theme of "A Meeting of the Minds, An Escape of the Senses", the 2014 NCPA Multiple Locations Pharmacy Conference was indeed just that. Many attendees and exhibitors had unusual difficulties in traveling from the Northeast and Southeast (due to the snow and ice) yet the conference had its usual 175 attendees. Read more ...

NCPA 116th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition

Category: Pharmacy Success Written by Dr. Charles Shively / October 21, 2019

MEET. LEARN. SUCCEED. With Mark Riley's welcome of Lone Star State Greetings, the National Community Pharmacists Association Annual Convention and Trade Exposition put its "boots" on the floor. Read more ...

Pharmacists Can Make a Difference (Video)

Category: Pharmacy Success Written by Dr. Charles Shively / October 21, 2019

Automated Pharmacy Dispensing Created The Image of Medcare Pharmacy

Category: Pharmacy Success Written by Dr. Charles Shively / October 21, 2019

Automated Pharmacy Dispensing Can Create a Success Image Glenn Dowdy, pharmacist/owner of the three Medcare Pharmacies along the North Carolina/South Carolina border is candid about his pharmacy operation success: "Automated pharmacy dispensing effected my pharmacy operation image. It's about customers understanding how you complete customer service. We are about fast, efficient and accurate medication delivery. Our RxMedic ADS ensures this. My customers like to see "Javier" working---they know him just like our other human resources". Read more ...

Pharmacists, Adherence and Almased: A Winning Triad Combination

Category: Patient Engagement Written by Dr. Charles Shively / October 21, 2019

The Adherence Action Agenda and Diabetes For years, pharmacists have acknowledged the guideline triad regarding prescription dispensing: Is there a known relationship between the patient, physician and pharmacist? Today, pharmacists have been challenged to support and advance a national agenda-The Adherence Action Agenda (A3)- following a report by the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) in October of 2013. Read more ...

Balancing the Knife Between Medication Adherence and Pharmacy Workflow

Category: Pharmacy Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / October 21, 2019

GAME ON! It's About Medication Adherence and I'm Helping Myself® As a practicing pharmacist, my days are already stretched. Another eight hours please® probably explains it best. Yet with the recent re-challenge proposed by the "A3".... the Adherence Action Agenda... offered by the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE), we've been challenged as pharmacists to do more...much more. Read more ...