Mon, 24 March 2014
Wed, 19 March 2014
Today's #RxChat Pharmacy Industry Twitter discussion is about:
Marketing in Pharmacies
Q1: How are you currently promoting/marketing your pharmacy?
Q2: What services do you offer and do all of your patients know about every one?
Q3: Do you know your customers? What can you do to better understand them?
Q4: How do you figure out who your target market is?
Q5: What services could you add to improve the appeal of your pharmacy?
Q6: What are some innovative ways pharmacies can improve marketing?
Our #RxChat Pharmacy Podcast co-host today is:
Scot Maitland, is the owner of Tacit Almonds, LLC and Publisher of Pharmacy Marketing Quarterly. He is an international public speaker who has spoken for a variety of pharmacy organizations including ACA, IACP, NCPA and other organizations. Since 2010 he’s been a sought after consultant for independent pharmacy.
Phone: (512) 965 6800
2003 S. Lamar Blvd. • Ste. 9 • Austin, Texas 78704
Direct download: RxChat_Marketing_Your_Pharmacy_Business_FINAL.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 2:42pm EDT
Mon, 17 March 2014
March 17th, 2014
Poison Prevention Week (March 17 - 22)
Pittsburgh, PA - More than 2 million poisonings are reported each year to more than 57 poison control centers in the US. Over 90% of these poisonings happen in the home. National Poison Prevention Week, which was established in 1961, is March 16-22, 2014. It is important to raise awareness of preventing poisoning not only from medications but also from many other common household products and invisible gases like carbon monoxide.
There are many ways to prevent poisoning from medications:
Pharmacists have promoted poison prevention with many different programs. Stanton Jonas, a retired pharmacist in the Pittsburgh area, has been actively raising awareness of poison prevention in Allegheny County since the 1960s. He works together with students from the Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy and people from other organizations to raise the awareness of poison prevention in children. He also has been working with Highmark, local fire departments, and the city police departments to install carbon monoxide detectors for homes.
In 2012, 35% of the calls to the poison prevention center are due to poisoning in children age less than 3 years old.[a] 49% of the phone calls are for children age less than 6 years old. Mr. Jonas expresses that everyone is now more aware of accidental poisoning, however, it is important to continue increasing the awareness about poison prevention to kids in K-12. Mr. Jonas recommends talking to children about invisible gases such as smoke, and poisonous liquids such as detergent which children shouldn’t drink in order to reduce accidental poisoning.[b][c]
To learn more about how you can prevent poisonings in your home, talk with your pharmacist about medication safety or visit http://www.poisonprevention.org/.
Thu, 13 March 2014
CMS Decision on Proposed Changes to Medicare Part D
1. How have preferred networks affected the business of pharmacy?
2. How aware do you feel pharmacists are of how payor issues affect patients and pharmacies?
3. How do patients react to price fluctuations between $0 copay and the donut hole?
4. What changes would you like to see improved in Part D to help pharmacies and patients?
5. What do you believe are the most impacting NEXT STEPS for Pharmacists & Pharmacy owners on this pressing subject?
Today's #RxChat Pharmacy Podcast is sponsored by technology innovationiMedicare: http://imedicare.com/contact
Wed, 5 March 2014
Today's #RxChat is all about the topic
Changing Settings: The Pharmacist Workplace
Here's today's questions:
Special thanks to our co-host and pharmacy owner Terry Forshee, RPh.
Direct download: 1_Pharmacy_Workplace_Change_RxChat_FINAL.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 2:07pm EDT
Mon, 3 March 2014
Republican For Congress
Georgia’s First District
Senator Earl L. “Buddy” Carter is a Republican representing Senate District 1. He represents the Metro Savannah area including Bryan and portions of Chatham and Liberty counties.
Senator Carter serves as Chairman of the Public Safety Committee and is a member of the Appropriations, Health and Human Services and Higher Education committees. He also serves as the Majority Party Chief Deputy Whip.
Real Business Experience
As the owner of Carter’s Pharmacy, Inc., an independent pharmacy chain with locations in Pooler, Rincon and Garden City, Buddy has decades of business experience. He will rely on that management and business experience in Congress.
Real Solutions. Proven Conservative Principles.
From 1996 until 2004, Senator Carter proudly served as Mayor of the City of Pooler. His state service began in 2005 when he was elected to the House of Representatives. Senator Carter was elected to the State Senate in November of 2009.
Committed to Family and Community
Buddy is a graduate of Young Harris College and the University of Georgia. He is active in both schools’ alumni organizations.
Senator Carter and his wife, Amy, have three adult sons: Joel (wife Megan), Barrett and Travis and two granddaughters Mary Margaret and Adelaide. He is a pharmacist with Carter’s Pharmacy, Inc. and is a Methodist.
Senator Carter currently serves on the board of trustees for the Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum, Young Harris College and The Coastal Bank.
Direct download: Buddy_Carter_for_Congress_FINAL__Mixdown_1_copy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:55am EDT