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

Category: Healthcare Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / July 16, 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 / July 16, 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 / July 16, 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 / July 16, 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 / July 16, 2019

Pharmacy ROI Is An Ever-Evolving Oddity

Category: Pharmacy Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / July 16, 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 ...

Prescription Perfect Storm® on the Horizon…the Clock is Ticking!

Category: Pharmacy Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / July 16, 2019

1.8 Billion New Prescriptions in 2014 Are you ready? With the Affordable Health Care Act apparently taking hold here in October of 2013, this isn’t just another Fall with early leaves falling and insurances beginning to change for many of our Medicare customers. I’ve mentioned in earlier articles that I dream a lot. My last dream was actually more like a nightmare. Consider the following thoughts. I sense it may even be a pharmacy workflowTidal Wave of challenges to many of the many pharmacy operations for which I consult. 1.8 Billion new prescriptions possible in 2014! Oh, my… Read more ...

Primary Care and Pharmacy: Sooner or Later?

Category: Patient Engagement Written by Dr. Charles Shively / July 16, 2019

Primary Care IS Pharmacy! Who here senses…as I do…that pharmacy owners can effort ROI success by establishing primary care centers within their existing operations?  Are we “on the same page”? Read more ...

Reelin’ In Quality of Life: Are You Ridin’ On?

Category: Healthcare Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / July 16, 2019

How is it we have Quality of LIfe? Female or male…who here wants to get their Quality of Life back? Are you a Searcher? Ready for Advancement and SLOWING AGE PROCESSES?  I’m in. Are You? Read more ...

Risk and Reward Go Hand in Hand

Category: Pharmacy Success Written by Dr. Charles Shively / July 16, 2019

Dispensing Medications or Dispensing Our Knowledge? “We put everything we are into every patient we service. Growth has occurred due to serving to the extreme our patient/customers. Today’s largest challenge is not quickly dispensing medications---rather dispensing our knowledge. Few pharmacies operate with this philosophy and few pharmacy school graduates enter their first positions with this awareness. Taking risks is almost an impossible consideration for new graduates and entrenched pharmacies with most independent pharmacist owners today due to their prior decisions. Rewards for the risk to be taken are typically not factored into the next opportunity (challenge)?” Read more ...