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How pharmacy benefit managers squeeze local pharmacists

Opening and operating a pharmacy is difficult enough on its own. In recent years, however, the grip of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) is making life even harder for independent pharmacists. PBMs act as a middleman, managing prescription drug benefit programs. PBMs argue they can lower prescription costs by negotiating discounts with large drug companies. What’s […]

Telehealth services and medical malpractice issues in Arizona

In April 2018, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed a bill into law that expanded insurance coverage to include telehealth services such as remote patient monitoring. Almost all large employers offer these services to their workers when they are available, but eliminating face-to-face meetings with doctors has raised concerns among doctors and medical malpractice insurers. Research […]

The Arizona Pharmacist’s Right to Refuse to Participate in Care

In Arizona, state law says that a pharmacist doesn’t have to fill a prescription for medication that can help with an abortion or a similar procedure. Furthermore, an individual cannot have a professional license revoked if he or she acts in accordance with a religious belief. According to the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy, denying […]

Three essential things to do if accused of medical malpractice

Facing an accusation of medical malpractice is both frightening and overwhelming. It often comes out of nowhere and puts everything medical professionals have built at risk, including their reputation. Such an accusation is something that no medical professional wants to endure in their career–much less their lifetime.  However, it is critical for any medical professional […]

3 trends to track in Arizona pharmacy

The world of pharmacy is rapidly changing. Independent pharmacists who want to stay competitive need to position themselves one step ahead of the pack. In many cases, this can mean developing new business strategies. Reshaping your role in the larger health care picture may help you win new market space and greater customer loyalty. Of […]