Do Independent Pharmacies Have a Competitive Edge?

In a world where pharmacy chains exist around every corner, it might be difficult to see how an independent company might have the competitive edge. In the late 80’s, chains for clothing, medicine, and even grocery items began popping up everywhere. Their ability to offer high-quality items at a lower cost enticed every customer. In…

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Are the Number of Independent Pharmacies Growing?

For several years, it has been status quo to visit chain pharmacies to obtain prescriptions at lower costs, but are the tides beginning to shift in the favor of independent providers? Large retail chains seem to be losing customers due to lack of service and order fulfillment problems. However, consumers are choosing smaller businesses for…

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Tips for Getting Your Pharmacy Ready for the Holiday Season

While summer might be coming to an end, the holiday season is just getting started. For pharmacies, the upcoming seasons are a busy time of the year as more people need prescriptions filled and over-the-counter meds for their nasty cold or flu. During this time, it is important to take extra steps to take part…

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Drug Adherence: The Impact of Off-Label Prescribing

Imagine you’re a professional musician who starts experiencing stage fright. You make an appointment with your doctor, explain the situation, and expect to be prescribed an anti-anxiety drug. Instead, the physician prescribes a beta blocker medication designed for cardiac patients. It’s a prescription error, right? Probably not. Using medication off-label may seem risky and counterintuitive,…

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Jumbo Controlled Unit Dose Blisters

28 Count Controlled Unit Dose for Multi-Med Packaging Drug Package is now offering their largest blister pack ever. Our Jumbo Controlled Dose Blister sheets measure 8-1/4″ x 8-7/8″ with 28 blisters individually perfed and labeled, each measuring .93″ tall and 1.68″ wide. Request a free sample and try it today! The Jumbo Controlled Dose label…

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Automated Blister Packaging Filler: Versi-Mate vs. Versi-Fill II

Manufactured by Pharmacy Automation Systems and available through Drug Package LLC, the Versi-Mate and Versi-Fill II are automated blister packaging filler systems. Both machines serve the same purpose: increasing the speed and accuracy of the prescription filling process. However, Versi-Mate may be a better option for your needs than Versi-Fill II, or vice versa. To…

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Help for Our Customers in Hurricane Torn, Puerto Rico

To Our Beloved Pharmacy Label Customers in Puerto Rico… We cannot imagine the devastation you have experienced from the recent hurricanes and storms. Our hearts go out to you and our prayers are with you. We recognize it is anything but, “busy as usual,” and things will be slow going for you, for some time…

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Pill Packaging Machines: 4 Benefits for Retail Pharmacies

Pill packaging machines are an example of how automated technology can have a significant impact on the retail pharmacy industry. Properly programmed, the equipment can dramatically reduce turnaround time for filling prescriptions and offer other important benefits. As for what those other benefits are, it depends mainly on the make and model of the pill…

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Benefits of Using Blister Pack Medication at Home

Blister packaging for medication (a.k.a. blister cards) isn’t a new product. Responsible for its remarkable staying power is its ability to promote medication adherence in various ways, depending on the design of the blister card. Nursing homes commonly dispense blister pack medication to inpatients. Taking blister pack medication at home offers many of the same…

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Short Cycle Medication Cards: 4 Applications for Pharmacies

Short cycle medication cards are used for prescriptions that are taken for a short period of time — generally no longer than three weeks. In many cases, short cycle meds are taken for less than two weeks, which presents pharmacies with a medication dispensing issue: Should the drugs be dispensed in standard prescription vials, even…

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