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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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Oct 1, 2015

Ways to Celebrate APhM In Your Practice

Inform, Engage, Inspire There are more ways to celebrate American Pharmacists Month than there are days in October. You just need to figure out what works best for your pharmacy. APhA put together the following ideas to help inspire you. Some work anywhere, while others are best suited for specific settings. Remember, pick quality over quantity: Your events should be memorable for everyone involved. Ideas for Pharmacists in All Settings Make Time for Face Time: Schedule special events where

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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 21, 2015

H. D. Smith announces passing of founder and chairman emeritus, Henry Dale Smith Sr.

Visionary healthcare pioneer, committed pharmacist, and dedicated family man passes at age 87 H. D. Smith, the largest independent wholesaler in the U.S., today announced that Henry Dale Smith Sr., the company’s founder and chairman emeritus, passed away at age 87 in Springfield, surrounded by family and loved ones. “The entire H. D. Smith family is deeply saddened by the loss of our founder and a pioneer in healthcare distribution, Henry Dale Smith,” said Henry Dale Smith

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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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Aug 5, 2015

H. D. Smith Recognizes 2015 Trading Partners of the Year

H. D. Smith, among the nation’s largest pharmaceutical wholesalers, today announced the winners of its annual Trading Partners of the Year award, honoring select pharmaceutical and health products manufacturers who collaborate actively to grow the industry and advance patient care. Each award category recognizes two winners, based on criteria including trade volume, trade policies and overall sales, for excellence across each key H. D. Smith product area. This year’s Trading Partners of the Year are: Brand

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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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Apr 27, 2015

H. D. Smith honored by local University of Illinois Springfield

H. D. Smith was recently honored as a “Good as Gold Business” by University of Illinois Springfield (UIS). This distinction recognizes Springfield businesses that support volunteerism, encourages employees to serve in the community, organizes service efforts, and/or financially supports the efforts of nonprofits and charitable organizations.

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