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Pharmacy Podcast Episode 74 Pills, Thrills, and Methadone Spills by Mr. Dispenser

Pills, Thrills and Methadone Spills

I have a dream. It’s not quite as powerful as Mr King’s but it’s important to me. I want to write a book about life in pharmacy. There is too much doom and gloom surrounding pharmacy and I want it to make people laugh.

A similar book was published recently. I have not read it but I believe with the help of social media, we could create something special. I need your help.

I want people to send in anecdotes and jokes about pharmacy. I would love to hear from community pharmacists, pre-regs, technicians, dispensers and counter staff. Also hospital, primary care, prison, academics, pharmacy journalists, students, GPs and even GP receptionists. I will add in some of my blogs too. I have no idea how I will publish it but that will be part of the adventure.

You can reply to this page, via email mrdispenser@hotmail.co.uk, or Twitter @mrdispenser

I look forward to hearing from you and will keep you updated!

Mr. Dispenser 

Direct download: Pharmacy_Podcast_Episode_74_Mr_Dispenser_Mixdown_1.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 3:38pm EST
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Pharmacy Podcast Episode 73 Gabe Trahan with NCPA Front End Overhaul Program
NCPA Front-End Overhaul Member Opportunities

You should know, in over 90% of the stores I have visited, measured improvement has been made without spending big dollars. Oh, but you and your staff will be busy for a few weeks...

Gabe Trahan

Front-End Overhaul Member Benefits
  • 2 full educational programs from NCPA’s Annual Convention
    • Closing the Image Gap: Merchandising with a Critical Difference
    • Mastering Your Message: Crystal Communication of Your Pharmacies Value
  • Full Color Photo Galleries
    • Gabe’s Gallery of Before/After Pictures
    • Front-End Overhaul Hall of Fame
  • Growing library of one-pagers with helpful store take-away information, i.e. merchandising layouts, tips for merchandising excellence, holiday merchandising, private label, and more
  • Articles from America’s Pharmacist
  • Running tip sheet of good, practical ideas you can do today to increase traffic and profits to your front end

What will be reviewed in a site or virtual visit?
  • Ways to realistically improve your curbside presence
  • The most profitable spots in your store, and what should be found in them
  • Merchandising opportunities that can be applied to your seasonal, candy & snacks, gifts and more
  • And that is just the beginning

Virtual Store Visit: Have your store evaluated and get a to-do list targeted to your specific store needs. How it works: You will be asked to fill out an in-depth questionnaire, diagrams, and upload photographs of the store (from a detailed list of particular views that will be needed to complete the evaluation). After review, you will get a plan for profit; steps for increasing planned, impulse and companion sales; an easy-to-understand and incredibly detailed action list that not only tells you what must be done, but how to do it. You will get ongoing help - by phone, fax and/or email for the next six months. If needed, you will get a new floor plan.

One-Day Visit: Gabe will come to your store to review the site in person and work with you in your location. At the end of the process what you get is: A plan for profit; steps for increasing planned, impulse and companion sales; an easy-to-understand and incredibly detailed action list that not only tells you what must be done, but how to do it. You will get ongoing help - by phone, fax and/or email for the next six months. If needed, you will get a new floor plan.

Two-Day Visit: Gabe will come to your store and have a little more time to review the site in person and work with you in your location. At the end of the process what you get is: A plan for profit; steps for increasing planned, impulse and companion sales; an easy-to-understand and incredibly detailed action list that not only tells you what must be done, but how to do it. You will get ongoing help - by phone, fax and/or email for the next six months. If needed, you will get a new floor plan.

Also for the one day and two day site visits, you can add on a one to two hour customized seminar to be held during the day or evening to help you engage and train your pharmacy team.

For information contact: frontendoverhaul@ncpanet.org or Cheron McCrae at 703-600-1219

Direct download: Pharmacy_Podcast_Episode_73_Gabe_Trahan_Front_End_Overhaul_Mixdown_1.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 2:35am EST
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Pharmacy Podcast Episode 71 International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists

The International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP) is an association representing more than 2,700 pharmacists, technicians, students, and members of the compounding community who focus upon the specialty practice of pharmacy compounding.  Compounding pharmacists work directly with prescribers including physicians, nurse practitioners and veterinarians to create customized medication solutions for patients and animals whose healthcare needs cannot be met by manufactured medications.

David G. Miller, RPh
Executive Vice President and CEO
Email David G. Miller
 

David G. Miller, RPh, works with our volunteer Board and leadership to set and execute the IACP agenda.  Whether working on legislation on Capitol Hill, acting as compounding pharmacy’s liaison to other pharmacy and medical organizations, or defending against overzealous government regulation, his primary responsibility is always keeping the professional and proprietary business interests of IACP members first and foremost.

His philosophy is “what’s the right thing to do for our patients?” As a pharmacist, he knows that preserving the traditional art and science of customized medication solutions is essential for good health outcomes.  As the CEO for IACP, he knows that creating programs and services for IACP members which help them better serve their community will result in stronger practices.

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Pharmacy Podcast Episode 70  Dr Janet Wright Executive Director Million Hearts Initiative

The Initiative

Heart disease and stroke are the first and fourth leading causes of death in the United States. Heart disease is responsible for 1 of every 3 deaths in the country. Million Hearts™ is a national initiative that has set an ambitious goal to prevention 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. The impact will be even greater over time.

Million Hearts™ aims to prevent heart disease and stroke by:

Improving access to effective care.

Improving the quality of care for the ABCS.

Focusing clinical attention on the prevention of heart attack and stroke.

Activating the public to lead a heart-healthy lifestyle.

Improving the prescription and adherence to appropriate medications for the ABCS.

The Million Hearts™ initiative will focus, coordinate, and enhance cardiovascular disease prevention activities across the public and private sectors in an unprecedented effort to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes over five years and demonstrate to the American people that improving the health system can save lives. Million Hearts™ will scale-up proven clinical and community strategies to prevent heart disease and stroke across the nation.

Million Hearts™ brings together existing efforts and new programs to improve health across communities and help Americans live longer, healthier, more productive lives. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are the co-leaders of Million Hearts™ within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, working alongside other federal agencies including the Administration on Aging, National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Food and Drug Administration, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Office of the National Coordinator, and the Veterans Administration. Key private-sector partners include the American Heart Association, and YMCA, among many others.

Janet Wright, Executive Director, Million Hearts, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

http://www.aoa.gov/aging_statistics/docs/AoA_ACA_Slides_022812.pdf 

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