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

How Repackaged Medication Can Help an Urgent Care

It would be nice if your patients could plan their illnesses and injuries during your regular office hours. But as you know, this is not possible. They can take place at any time of day, especially with corporations offering shift work, sporting events in the evening and weekends, and do-it-yourself projects going on in homes … Continue reading How Repackaged Medication Can Help an Urgent Care ... Read more

Dispensing Directly is the Answer to Increasing Income

Physicians are sometimes misjudged when it comes to finances. People claim that just because you are a physician, you are loaded with money. They don’t take into account the expenses that come along with having your own practice. You are responsible for hiring numerous qualified staff and paying them a comparable rate in their field. … Continue reading Dispensing Directly is the Answer to Increasing Income ... Read more

Tips to Keep Patients Comfortable in the Office

Patients coming to your office are not usually there because they are feeling healthy, happy and at ease. In fact, most patients sitting in your waiting room are uncomfortable. They are having thoughts about what they will say to you. They practice getting their sentences in order, so they can get the most information from … Continue reading Tips to Keep Patients Comfortable in the Office ... Read more

Keeping Patients Informed of Drug Interactions

As a physician, it is your job to protect your patients. They come to you asking for help, for a solution to a problem they are experiencing. The worse case scenario would be you advising them to take medication without notifying them of potential drug interactions, and then have them experience a negative reaction because … Continue reading Keeping Patients Informed of Drug Interactions ... Read more

Certifications Needed to Dispense in Office

It would make sense that having a medical degree and years of experience would qualify you to dispense medications right there at the point of care. After all, there are not many people who know more about medications for your patients than you do. But while this seems logical, it is not the case. In … Continue reading Certifications Needed to Dispense in Office ... Read more

Suggestions to Help Patients Keep Track of Their Medications

Adherence with medication means the degree to which a patient follows a doctor’s orders. It means you and your patient have collaborated to form a plan that the patient has agreed to follow. It can be frustrating when patients do not stick to their treatment plan. You have worked with them to develop goals and … Continue reading Suggestions to Help Patients Keep Track of Their Medications ... Read more

Should I Offer Medication Delivery to Patients?

Just a few years ago, mail-order prescription delivery service allowed patients to receive their medication, usually on a 90-day plan, through the mail. While it was an exciting new option, there were still limitations for the patient. For instance, they had to follow the rules of their insurance company, who told them which pharmacy to … Continue reading Should I Offer Medication Delivery to Patients? ... Read more