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pharmacy robotsNot so long ago, the idea of robots taking over jobs was futuristic and far-fetched. Imagining a Jetsons-like world seemed like something only in cartoons and sci-fi movies. Recently, though, through robotic automation and artificial intelligence, that world in which robots serve us is starting to become more real. Some pharmacies are using robots to aid in the dispensing of medications. This innovative technology can have both positive and negative effects on the pharmacy industry as a whole. Here is a look at some of the pros and cons of pharmacy robots. [click to continue…]

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How to Manage a Non-Compliant Patient

by pharmacy on September 26, 2018

non compliant patientPart of your job as a pharmacist is helping your patients to understand their medications and what kind of difference they will make in their lives. It can be concerning when a patient isn’t showing any positive progress or having the outcomes expected for a specific medication. For some, it might be a case of the wrong medication being prescribed. Or you might be dealing with a non-compliant patient who isn’t taking their medications or is taking them against instructions. [click to continue…]

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Social Media Best Practices for Pharmacies

by pharmacy on September 19, 2018

pharmacy social mediaIn this era that is so strongly driven by social media, it is important for businesses of all types to have a social media presence. However, just putting up a Facebook page and sharing an article here and there isn’t quite enough. While it can be lots of fun, social media is something that you should go into with an air of seriousness. It can be a wonderful tool to boost your pharmacy’s business when you follow a few social media best practices. [click to continue…]

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pharmacy crisis trainingBasic first aid skills are useful for anyone to have, but they are imperative for anyone who works in a pharmacy. From pharmacists to cashiers, everyone should know what to do in a medical crisis and be able to step in during an emergency until EMTs arrive.  Of course, when faced with a serious medical emergency, the first course of action should be to have someone call 9-1-1 for paramedics and an ambulance, but in the meantime, basic medical training keeps a situation from turning tragic. [click to continue…]

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5 Pharmacy Apps You Need to Know

by pharmacy on August 15, 2018

pharmacy appsIn this highly technological era, it seems that there is an app for everything. Within the pharmacy, there are many phone apps that can provide useful information with just a few simple taps of a screen, letting you save time when counseling patients, tracking medication deliveries, and even communicating more clearly with your patients. Much of the information you can find on your computer or in massive manuals is accessible on your phone or tablet device. Take a look at some of these apps and see how they can help make your life a little easier. [click to continue…]

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Preparing for Your First Travel Pharmacy Job

by pharmacy on August 8, 2018

first travel pharmacy jobCongratulations! You’ve just landed your first job as a travel pharmacist! You’ve received your assignment in an exciting new location and you’re ready to pack your bags and hit the road. Right? Not so fast! Preparing for your first travel pharmacy job takes a little bit of work. You’ll want to be sure that you have everything in order before you head out on your first assignment. [click to continue…]

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