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Up to date information in the field of Independent Pharmacy written by the PRS Pharmacy Consulting Experts and Pharmacists for Pharmacy Owners. Experience Matters. 

Pharmacy Technician Immunization Administration

After our last blog on PRS Partners with NPTA to Expand Independent Pharmacies Role in Delivering COVID-19 Vaccines and Testing Services (12/14/2020), we wanted to go over the general requirements outlined in the Department of Health and Human Services Guidance. On October 20th, the Department of Health and Human Services released the Guidance for PREP Act Coverage for Qualified Pharmacy Technicians and State-Authorized Pharmacy Interns for Childhood Vaccines, COVID-19 Vaccines, and COVID-19 Testing.  As the title suggests, this guidance lays

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PRS Partners with NPTA to Expand Independent Pharmacies Role in Delivering COVID-19 Vaccines and Testing Services

LATROBE, PA,  December 11, 2020 – PRS Pharmacy Services has partnered with the National Pharmacy Technician Association (NPTA) to help independent pharmacies expand their reach in delivering COVID-19 vaccines and administering point-of-care tests, such as COVID-19 testing. Under the new partnership, NPTA’s flat-rate offering now includes three nationally recognized programs for pharmacy technicians: an Immunization Administration Training Program, a Point-of-Care Testing Program and a Basic Life Support Certification. “PRS is proud to partner with NPTA to expand their nationwide pharmacy

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How to Open a New Pharmacy

Opening an Independent Pharmacy from scratch is a challenging process. From choosing your location to forming a business entity, there’s much consider. In this article, we break down the steps you should follow when starting a Pharmacy, and provide you with information on the costs of opening a Pharmacy both legally and efficiently. 1. Choose a Location for Your Independent Pharmacy Opening a Pharmacy begins with choosing the right location. You must consider factors including the location of your competitors,

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Does your Pharmacy Need an Exposure Control Plan?

What is exposure control? For over two decades, Pharmacies have been moving beyond dispensing Medication. In many cases, these Pharmacies provide services that may expose their employees to bloodborne pathogens through exposure to blood and other potentially infections material (OPIM).  This potential for exposure creates risks for employees and regulatory responsibility for the Pharmacy to prevent, minimize, and react to potential exposures.  So, OSHA will require you to have an Exposure Control Plan.  Before getting into what an Exposure Control

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How to Value a Pharmacy

Determining the Price of Your Pharmacy If I were to sell my Pharmacy, how much would I get? How do I determine the Pharmacy’s selling price? All similar questions with the same answer: you need a Pharmacy Valuation to determine the fair market value for your Pharmacy.  The fair market value is like the appraisal of a house or non-Pharmacy business.  An Independent Pharmacy Valuation gives you a very good idea of the Pharmacy’s value. The actual selling price is

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How to Sell a Pharmacy

So, you’ve decided it’s time to sell your pharmacy? Take a few deep breaths and remember selling your pharmacy can be a stressful process and you need to be as prepared as possible going in. Missing one of the critical steps or small details could cost you and the buyer money and time. In this article we will cover the ten basic steps in the selling process to give you an idea of what to expect. By no means is

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Does Your Pharmacy Compliance Program Meet Requirements?

Compliance is a confusing issue for many pharmacy owners. It is made even more confusing when each compliance company says they are the best, most affordable, etc. Thus, how does a pharmacy owner with limited time decide what company to choose? The first thing to know is that most of these companies do not provide everything required for a pharmacy to be fully compliant. They may have the more obvious components, like HIPAA, Fraud, Waste and Abuse and Exclusion Checks.

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