NACDS Applauds Decision to Approve Decision to Approve Pharmacists-Provided Covid-19 Testing

NACDS – representing 40,000 pharmacies with 155,000 pharmacists – has urged removing major barrier to patient testing by empowering the most accessible healthcare professionals Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) today welcomed new federal guidance authorizing licensed pharmacists to order and administer COVID-19 tests that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized. The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, issued the guidance under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act. NACDS President and CEO Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE, hailed the announcement, saying: “The Trump Administration, […]

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PerceptiMed appoints Frank Starn CEO

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.  July 15, 2019 — The board of directors of PerceptiMed announced Tuesday that Frank Starn has been appointed chief executive officer. Citing the success the company is having with its scripClip pick-to-light will call system, Dr. Rod Markin, PerceptiMed chairman, said the time had come for the company to bring on a CEO with a proven track record of success and with the industry knowledge and relationships to accelerate the company’s growth. Starn served for 12 years in senior management positions with McKesson Corp. Starn was most recently senior vice president and COO of McKesson’s U.S. Pharmaceuticals […]

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Smith Drug Company and PerceptiMed Announce Distributorship Agreement

Smith Drug Company and PerceptiMed Announce Distributorship Agreement Spartanburg, S.C., July 11, 2019:  Smith Drug Company has entered into a non-exclusive agreement to distribute the PerceptiMed, scripClip™ will-call system to pharmacies. The agreement provides for Smith Drug to train their field sales and customer support personnel to help pharmacies take advantage of the customer service and patient safety features of the scripClip will-call management system. “We pride ourselves on listening to our customers, offering them products and services that will positively impact their pharmacies,” said Saul Factor, R. Ph, president, Smith Drug Company. “The Perceptimed scripClip is a great addition […]

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El Monte Pharmacy Improves Customer Service With Hi-Tech Will-Call System

El Monte Pharmacy Improves Customer Service With Hi-Tech Will-Call System by Bruce Kneeland (https://kneelandsnotes.blogspot.com/2019/ ) Ken Thai, PharmD., owns a very busy pharmacy. It is located in El Monte, a densely populated suburb of Los Angeles. El Monte Pharmacy fills three or four times as many prescriptions per day as the average independent. I first met Thai in Las Vegas in 2016 just after he was interviewed by a senior AmerisourceBergen executive. During the interview he was asked to share some of things he does to run a profitable pharmacy with the 4000 attendees of the wholesaler’s Annual Trade Show. […]

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