The Growth of Medication Throughout History

Medication is defined as a substance or drug used to treat and cure diseases. They are also used to help patients reach optimal health. According to reports, about 70 percent of Americans are on at least one medication today. Many of these are on two or more medications. Some people are taking six, seven and … Continue reading The Growth of Medication Throughout History ... Read more

Advising Patients About Side Effects

If you don’t tell your patients about the potential side effects of their medication, it is likely they won’t learn about them at all. Unless you are dispensing medication directly to them, it is highly unlikely they will learn anything about their medicine from the pharmacist. When patients pick up their medicine at the pharmacy, … Continue reading Advising Patients About Side Effects ... Read more

Tips to Help Improve Patient Compliance on their Medications

According to statistics, there are 32 million patients who are prescribed three or more medications by their physicians. Of these, over 70 percent of adults do not adhere to their prescription plan. This can be frustrating for physicians. The National Association of Chain Drugstores reports medication non-adherence causes over 100,000 deaths each year and costs … Continue reading Tips to Help Improve Patient Compliance on their Medications ... Read more

Eligibility Requirements for Direct Dispensing

By now, you have heard the successes of physicians who are direct dispensing medications to their patients. Physicians across America are increasing revenue, patient satisfaction and positive health outcomes. Direct dispensing, even when implemented on a small scale, has many advantages for both the patient and they physician. And because it takes very little money … Continue reading Eligibility Requirements for Direct Dispensing ... Read more

How Many Drugs Should I Stock in Office?

Determining how many drugs to stock for your in-office dispensing practice is not an easy decision. There are many factors to be considered. Conducting research up-front on your patients can help you know the right medicines to stock. You need to discover what are the most common physical illnesses your patients face. And because mental … Continue reading How Many Drugs Should I Stock in Office? ... Read more

How On Demand Prepackaged Medication Adds Efficiency

According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, over 43 million Americans have given care to children or adults in the last twelve months. Many of these caregivers provide aid one other adult, with 39 million providing care to someone with a disability or illness. The most common types of care provided include shopping, food preparation, transportation … Continue reading How On Demand Prepackaged Medication Adds Efficiency ... Read more

Patient Safety Increases with Prepackaged Medication

Many patients are consuming five or more prescriptions each day. Think of the patients you see daily. It is likely they are at least taking one prescription ordered by you. Prepackaged medication is much more efficient than going to the pharmacy and increases patient safety as well. You would be devastated if something were to happen … Continue reading Patient Safety Increases with Prepackaged Medication ... Read more

Why You Should Consider Point of Care Dispensing

Every doctor wants happier staff, streamlined in-office tasks and better patient outcomes. When you can provide these things, you look like a super hero. You become known as the doctor who really cares about patients, the doctors that cares about staff, and as a provider for all patient needs. Point of care dispensing takes care of … Continue reading Why You Should Consider Point of Care Dispensing ... Read more

The Disadvantages of Pharmacy Dispensing

If you ask any of your patients why they do not like going to the pharmacy, they are likely to give you an extensive list of the disadvantages of pharmacy dispensing. Some patients may claim they do not like the time and effort it takes from when they receive the prescription to when they receive … Continue reading The Disadvantages of Pharmacy Dispensing ... Read more

In Office Drug Dispensing: The Great Benefits

While some accounts date back to the mid-1200s, physician dispensing as we know it now was introduced in the early 1980s. This is when the Federal Drug Administration began allowing repackaging of medications which lead the way for in-office drug dispensing Because of the extremely strict regulations, the FDA approved the physician’s ability to prescribe, … Continue reading In Office Drug Dispensing: The Great Benefits ... Read more