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Dec 3, 2015

Holiday Greetings from H. D. Smith

It’s hard to believe another year is coming to a close. The trend of significant change within healthcare continued in 2015.  As with many of you, the holidays are a special time for us at H. D. Smith to pause and reflect, and to take time to give thanks to all who helped make it a success. In September, we mourned the passing of our father and the founder of H. D. Smith, Henry Dale Smith, Sr. As

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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 29, 2015

Clayton Thornhill named head of H. D. Smith human resources

H. D. Smith, the largest privately held wholesaler distributor in the U.S., today announced an addition to its executive leadership team. Clayton Thornhill joins H. D. Smith as Vice President, Human Resources with more than 12 years of HR leadership experience. “Coming from a fast-paced corporate environment, Clay will be an excellent fit with the structure of H. D. Smith,” said Chris Smith, president and CEO of H. D. Smith. “He has extensive HR experience that will

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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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