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Nov 13, 2015

Pharmacy Forum Volume 10 Issue 7

Safeguarding the US drug supply, efforts to expand pharmacists' authority, concern over prescription drug pricing, Medicare Part D plans share contract terms with pharmacists and more!

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Oct 30, 2015

H. D. Smith Customers Impacted by FDA Enforcement Discretion

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today published a guidance related to the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). The guidance, “DSCSA Implementation: Product Tracing Requirements for Dispensers — Compliance Policy (Revised),” announcing that it is extending a previously issued Compliance Policy from November 1, 2015 to March 1, 2016 because some dispensers – primarily smaller, independent pharmacies and health systems – have expressed that they need additional time. The guidance document can be viewed here.  This guidance addresses

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Sep 30, 2015

NCPA Launches Clinical Community Pharmacist Video CE Series

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) today launched a five-part continuing education video series that examines how community pharmacies can rethink their pharmacy practices to reflect changing health care models and ultimately improve care for their patients. The videos, produced by NCPA and sponsored by H. D. Smith, explore topics such as the role of technology in patient care, marketing, and new models of payment such as population health management programs. “Pharmacy is changing and the shift toward quality

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Sep 13, 2015

Pharmacy Forum Volume 10 Issue 5

Safeguarding the US drug supply, efforts to expand pharmacists' authority, concern over prescription drug pricing, Medicare Part D plans share contract terms with pharmacists and more!

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Jul 30, 2015

Pharmacy Forum Volume 10 Issue 4

CMS launches Star Rating System for home care agencies, transparency in generic drug pricing, FDA delays Track & Trace enforcement until Nov. 1, 2015, prescription drug importation and more!

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Jan 16, 2015

APhA Provider Status Update

10,000? WE DID IT!

In last month’s newsletter, we announced a goal of 10,000 supporters before the end of the year. We shattered that goal! More than 14,000 pharmacists from all around the nation have signed up to demand provider status. 

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