Archive for April, 2012

Mail Order Waste Confirmed in Medicare Competitive Bidding Program

By John Coster, RPh., Ph.D.

Medicare is touting a new report on the first year of its durable medical equipment (DME) competitive bidding program. While portions of the report raise questions about what’s behind the program’s “savings,” it also appears to affirm community pharmacists’ concerns about waste in mail order health care. Continue reading ‘Mail Order Waste Confirmed in Medicare Competitive Bidding Program’

At NCPA’s Legislative Conference, Pharmacists to Stand Up for Their Patients, Their Practices

In two weeks hundreds of independent community pharmacists will convene in Washington for NCPA’s Legislative Conference meeting. Continue reading ‘At NCPA’s Legislative Conference, Pharmacists to Stand Up for Their Patients, Their Practices’

Reduce the Opportunity

Alfredo Arias, Executive VP, FlashFog Security

Editor’s Note: NCPA invited our Protect Your Pharmacy Now! partners at FlashFog Security to share tips on retail security. FlashFog Security offers a discount to NCPA members on its theft deterrent products. This blog is part of a weeklong series on pharmacy safety and security during Protect Your Pharmacy Week, April 16-20, 2012. For more information on how to receive the NCPA discount, please contact Valerie Briggs at valerie.briggs@ncpanet.org

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Small Business Security; Is It necessary?

Bill Rogers, VP of Sales, Supercircuits

Editor’s Note: NCPA invited our Protect Your Pharmacy Now! partners at SuperCircuits to share tips on retail security. SuperCircuits offers a 10% discount to NCPA members on security equipment. This blog is part of a weeklong series on pharmacy safety and security during Protect Your Pharmacy Week. For more information on how to receive the NCPA discount, please contact Valerie Briggs at valerie.briggs@ncpanet.org

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4 Components of a Solid Employment Screening Policy

Michael R. Gaul, Vice President, Business Development, Proforma Screening Solutions

Editor’s Note: NCPA invited our Protect Your Pharmacy Now! partners at Proforma Screening Solutions to share tips on employment screening. Proforma Screening Solutions offers discounted packages to NCPA members on employee background screenings. This blog is part of a weeklong series on pharmacy safety and security during Protect Your Pharmacy Week. For more information on how to receive NCPA discounts, please contact Valerie Briggs at valerie.briggs@ncpanet.org.

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Pharmacy Crime on the Rise. Information the Pharmacist Needs to Know

Bill Bell, Chief Operating Officer of PharmaSafe

Editor’s Note: NCPA invited our Protect Your Pharmacy Now! partners at PharmaSafe to share tips and trends regarding pharmacy crime. This blog is part of a weeklong series on pharmacy safety and security during Protect Your Pharmacy Week and reprinted with permission from our partners at Pharmacists Mutual. Pharmasfe is offering a 10% discount for NCPA members along with a free additional narcotics cabinet shelf with additional discounts and free training are available for members who order before the end of April 2012. For more information on how to receive the NCPA discount, please contact Valerie Briggs at valerie.briggs@ncpanet.org

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Protect Your Pharmacy Week 2012

Valerie Briggs, MBA

Today marks the beginning of the fifth annual NCPA Protect Your Pharmacy Week to help educate our members about pharmacy crime and to offer pharmacists a menu of ideas from which they can choose and personalize solutions that work for their pharmacy. This entry is the first in our weeklong series on The Dose on pharmacy crime and ways to fight it.

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