Dispensing Directly Benefits You and Your Patients

Dispensing directly means you prescribe and fill medication at the point of care. This ancillary service is being utilized by physicians because it offers many benefits to both the practice and the patient. One of the main benefits for you is the increase in revenue. The set-up fees are small, and the program can be … Continue reading Dispensing Directly Benefits You and Your Patients ... Read more

Are You Equipped to Dispense Controlled Substances?

Many of your patients seek treatment by you for some type of pain, whether related to an injury or some other form of illness. As a physician who dispenses medicine at the point of care, controlled substances are certain type of medication you may want to have on hand. There are special requirements for dispensing … Continue reading Are You Equipped to Dispense Controlled Substances? ... Read more

Repackaging Can Significantly Improve Medication Safety

Repackaging is the process of taking medication from the original package, that is usually delivered straight from the manufacturer in large quantity containers, and putting into a new, individual package. The new packaging has many advantages, aside from being safer for patients. Everything from how the medicine is stored and separated, to the specific process … Continue reading Repackaging Can Significantly Improve Medication Safety ... Read more

Conveniences You Can Provide as an Urgent Care

Urgent care programs and centers provide a wide array of conveniences for your patients. Today, people are looking for the best service in the fastest amount of time. Just like you, your patients have busy schedules. When a patient can receive great care without the need to travel to several locations to be treated for … Continue reading Conveniences You Can Provide as an Urgent Care ... Read more

How to Help Your Patients Better Understand Their Medication

The American Medical Association has found that one of many reasons a patient does not take their medication as you prescribe is because they do not understand the medicine. They don’t understand why they need it, how to properly store it, side effects, and even when to expect results. One study found most patients interpret … Continue reading How to Help Your Patients Better Understand Their Medication ... Read more

What Causes Medication Errors at Pharmacies?

Most tasks performed at a pharmacy are done by a person. A few tasks are automated, but still programmed by a person. As you know, people make mistakes. It is inevitable and it is true even when it comes to pharmacists and their staff. CNBC reports that the third leading cause of death in America … Continue reading What Causes Medication Errors at Pharmacies? ... Read more

The Top Reasons to Start In-Office Dispensing Today

In-office dispensing of medications to patients is a hot topic and many are discovering the advantages of this service. Both doctors and patients are recognizing that point of care services result in overall better healthcare. In-office dispensing is defined simply as providing both pharmacy and physician services at the point of care. Meaning, your patients … Continue reading The Top Reasons to Start In-Office Dispensing Today ... Read more

What Are the Safety Standards for Medicine Repackaging?

There are rules and regulations to cover every step of the repackaging process. These rules ensure medications are safe from cross-contamination, dust, dirt and any other particles that could affect the drug. It would be horrible if any of your patients received medication that made them sick due to lack of following rules that kept … Continue reading What Are the Safety Standards for Medicine Repackaging? ... Read more

Prepackaged Medications Are Held to Strict Standards

As a physician, you would never want to give your patient a medicine that could possibly harm them. But did you know when you send your patients to pharmacies, there are chances for medication errors. These errors happen every day and some are even fatal. Pharmacist errors can happen when the compounding table is not … Continue reading Prepackaged Medications Are Held to Strict Standards ... Read more

Why Do Patients Value Dispensing at the Point of Care Instead of Pharmacies?

Pharmacies, even the drive through windows, are impersonal and not set up to benefit the patient. When you write a prescription and give it to your patient, you are done. But your patient’s work is just beginning. They must take that prescription to their pharmacy, which could be short distance, or it could be an … Continue reading Why Do Patients Value Dispensing at the Point of Care Instead of Pharmacies? ... Read more