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ComputerTalk July/August 2018 Chain Pharmacy Report

The 2018 Chain Market Report

In this conversation we talk with SaluMed Pharmacy Owner Tomas Diaz, R.Ph., and Thrifty White Pharmacy’s Director of Specialty Pharmacy Jeremy Faulks, Pharm.D., about the...

Buy or Build?

Progressive pharmacies look to technology to help them accomplish their goals. But the burning question is: Should chain pharmacies buy or build such technology? Approximately...

Going Independent

IT IS QUITE COMMON FOR ME WHEN TRAVELING to drop in unannounced on an independent pharmacy or two. Over the past few months these unplanned...
Architext Prescription Warning Label Comparison

Rethinking Your Printing: Who Are You Labeling Your Prescriptions for?

With 50 separate state regulatory agencies telling us what we need to put on prescription labels, it is difficult for any multistate pharmacy chain to comply....
Orsula Knowlton, Pharm.D., M.B.A., is co-founder, president, and chief marketing/business development officer at Tabula Rasa HealthCare

Knowing the Score: Managing Cumulative Medication Risk

Orsula Knowlton, Pharm.D., M.B.A., is co-founder, president, and chief marketing/business development officer at Tabula Rasa HealthCare. She shares how the company’s Medication Risk Score...

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McKesson pharmacy management systems provide pharmacists all the tools needed within workflow to drive stronger patient adherence, improve outcomes, reduce DIR fees, and increase revenue/profit.

Pharmacy Voices


DataScan – Offering the Ultimate Trifecta

ComputerTalk’s featured vendor this week is DataScan Pharmacy, Inc., a family-owned pharmacy management company that was one of the first computer vendors providing software...
George Pennebaker, Pharm.D.

A Pet Peeve

I HAVE A PET PEEVE. I expect it is one of your peeves as well. Maybe together we can figure out what to do...
Bill Lockwood, Chairman/Publisher

Monetizing Privacy

WHAT IS DISTURBING TO ME is how an individual’s privacy is being compromised of late. It seems like a day doesn’t pass without reading about...

Pharmacogenetics in the Pharmacy: What’s Ahead

Unlike traditional drug interaction alerts that pop up the pharmacy system, pharmacogenetics takes into account how an individual metabolism processes a drug. With more...
Bill Lockwood, Chairman/Publisher

Disruptive Technologies

Amazon has rocked the foundation of brick-and-mortar retailers, forcing store closures and causing profits to plummet. Next up may be pharmacy. That’s the buzz, but pharmacy is not groceries. It’s not diapers. It’s not books. It is highly regulated, and run-of-the-mill prescriptions these days are not moneymakers. Specialty drugs are, but this is a different breed of pharmacy, one that I do not see fitting into the Amazon business model. Nevertheless, it could be a problem for community pharmacy, both chain and independent, if Amazon enters the pharmacy market.

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