Beyond the Genome and Pharmacogenetics: Precision Medicine

In Pharmacy Success By Dr. Charles Shively / July 18, 2017

Is Precision Medicine for You? Do you wish to foresee your individual health future? The decision to investigate what health challenges .each individual may experience is not for the weak of heart (no pun intended). Most healthcare practitioners embrace the need for interprofessional linkages with fellow professionals (physicians, pharmacists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and many others) as they work to provide personalized care for patient/customers. Read more

The Pride. The Passion. The Thrill of Pharmacy.

In Pharmacy Success By Dr. Charles Shively / March 29, 2017

Is this possible? YES. It exists in Aynor, South Carolina…the home of the local high school ”Battling Blue Jackets”. Where is this location that an independent Good Neighbor pharmacy is so successful? Horry County, South Carolina. The Aynor Family Pharmacy was built just four years ago and is positioned at 240 Eighth Avenue (just off SC 501), some thirty miles from North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and the Atlantic Ocean. Most important: Local patient/customers understand the meaning of “Family” in the Aynor Family Pharmacy name. Read more

Seven Reasons Automated Will-Call Defines Cost-Benefit for Pharmacies

In Pharmacy Success By Dr. Charles Shively / February 10, 2017

Recent independent pharmacy visits have confirmed the value of in-place automated will-call or retrieval systems. This technology, when integrated within the existing pharmacy operational software, pays for itself through the savings in time and various costly error correction events that can occur during everyday pharmacy workflow. From my experience as a pharmacist, I offer the following reasons below. These reasons are based upon use of an Automated Retrieval System (the ARS) offered by RxMedic Systems of Wake Forest, NC. It is the only automated will-call retrieval system available today which is integrated into existing pharmacy software and is not a separate software add-on to deliver medications at point of sale. Read more

A Celebration Success with the Future in Mind

In Pharmacy Success By Dr. Charles Shively / February 10, 2017

For the hundreds of Rx30 pharmacy operation software owners present at the Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, FL, January 28-29, 2017, it will be something to be remembered forever! The inaugural RX30 conference was absolutely exciting from the Friday morning CE and into the Friday night Welcome Reception and Exhibitor Grand Opening. It continued to the Saturday night extravaganza. Read more

Automated Retrieval System Prevents Patient Medication Delivery Errors

In Pharmacy Success By Dr. Charles Shively / January 16, 2017

Seamless Integration into Existing Workflow Software “The RxMedic Automated Retrieval System (ARS) ( and our RX30 pharmacy management operating system ( work together seamlessly. The prescription filling and point of sale delivery for our customers, due to the integration of the ARS within our RX30 workflow, creates a comfort for our pharmacists and technicians. We avoid patient delivery errors.” These comments from Eric Russo, one of the two pharmacists in charge at Hobbs Pharmacy in Merritt Island, Florida (Mark Hobbs is the other PIC), were captured during the last stop of the 2016 Healthcare Advocate Tour ( Recall the phrase “Save the best for last”?  Read more

NCPA Multiple Locations Pharmacy Conference

In Pharmacy Success By Dr. Charles Shively / November 9, 2014

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

In Pharmacy Success By Dr. Charles Shively / November 9, 2014

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