I'm a visual person. In the pharmacy, visual cues help me make quick decisions regarding prescription status. As a student at a "chain pharmacy" I would put prescriptions in blue buckets or red buckets. Blue buckets for folks picking up their prescriptions in one to two hours, and red buckets for folks picking up in … Continue reading Buckets in the Pharmacy? A look at pharmacy operations…
Extemporaneous preparation of oral suspensions, creams, and ointments by pharmacists is of great importance for the pediatric population. Why? The "one size fits all" model doesn't work for kids. Dosing for kids is mostly weight-based and is calculated milligram(drug)/kilogram (child's weight) or dosed based on the child's body surface area. Most compounded preparations for pediatric … Continue reading What to consider when your child is prescribed a compounded medication
Business Management folks love discussing LEAN and KANBAN among ways to ensure quality and inventory control in manufacturing. The overall gist to these concepts is to make things work efficiently, accurately, limit waste, and ensure safety to a manufacturing process. Thus, cost of goods for the consumer can be competitively priced. So, lets take a … Continue reading Pharmacy workflow—what’s yours?
Prior Authorizations (PAs) are forms that are completed by the prescriber or prescriber's agent (person that completes the form for the prescriber's signature) for the patient to receive his or her medication. Reason's for prior authorizations include: cost of the medication, the quantity of medication prescribed, early refills, off label use of a medication, or … Continue reading Prior Authorizations: what can you do to help your prescribers
“Medication adherence” has become a big topic of discussion. A quick Google search of medication adherence as it relates to rising healthcare costs will lead readers to thousands of news articles. In this article I will discuss some tips on how to help your child adhere to his/her medication regimen. 1. Pen and paper - If … Continue reading Medication adherence: how parent’s can keep track of their child’s medicine
"Ya'll charged me $45, and the pharmacy up the street said they were gonna charge me $400!" When searching for a pharmacy that compounds; ask the pharmacist if they're able to file a claim for the prescription under the patient's pharmacy benefits policy. If a member of the staff states that the pharmacy can not … Continue reading The cost of pharmaceutical compounding…
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