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Pharmacists, Adherence and Almased: A Winning Triad Combination

Category: Patient Engagement Written by Dr. Charles Shively / February 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 / February 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 ...

DOSIS: An Advanced Pharmacy Automation Dispensing System

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

DOSIS: An Advanced Pharmacy Automation Dispensing System What's a DOSIS? In ancient times, the Greeks used the term dosis to describe "a measured dose of medicine". Do you recall this term while reading Homer's Odyssey or Aristotle's writings on Economics (one of his 23 volumes translated and published in 1935 by the Harvard University Press)? Read more ...

Feminine Forever Articles

Category: Healthcare Advances Written by Multiple Authors / February 21, 2019

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Almased® Doesn’t Challenge Body Energy Needs During Weight Loss

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

Slow Metabolism and Weight Loss A plethora of information is available regarding the apparent connection between weight loss and slow metabolism. Perhaps unknown is the silent...but necessary... continuing need for calories to support the necessary body functions while weight loss is occurring...and allow weight loss to continue without challenging necessary body energy needs. Almased® to the rescue! Read more ...

Almased® and Pharmacists: Inextricably Linked

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

What do Almased®and pharmacists have in common? Ever consider how Almased® and pharmacists are both committed to improving health? Perhaps No...Perhaps Yes? Each, of course, do it in their own way. Read more ...

How To Master Pharmacy Workflow

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

The Carolina Apothecary folks in Rockingham County, NC have mastered pharmacy workflow. Located near the North Carolina-Virginia border, this operation (one of three sister companies owned by Arnold Britt since 1971) and its efficient pharmacy workflow design is absolutely amazing. Read more ...

Articles of Interest

Category: Healthcare Advances Written by Multiple Authors / February 21, 2019

Please visit this DropBox with a list of interesting articles:  Articles of Interest

Webster University (Video)

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

Pharmacy ROI Is An Ever-Evolving Oddity

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

Isn’t It Funny How Times Change…Or Is It? Walter Hughes, Jan Smith and James Martin of the Sadler-Hughes Apothecary in Clinton, SC have seen it all in the past 10 years. As pharmacists, they have adjusted to the regular challenges offered by new national agendas for patient medication adherence, rising generic drug prices, preferred generic medication pricing available to mail order pharmacies, slowness for current pharmacy benefit manager “PBM” pricing remuneration and the increase in demand for shareable patient-centric health data and mobile access to pharmacy services. Who here remembers pharmacy 10 years ago? How about 50 years ago? Read more ...