Monthly Archives: February 2018

Recently, a prominent national PBM made significant and severe adjustments to their Maximum Allowable Cost (MAC) rates for generic drugs. As a result, here in Iowa we have seen a staggering increase in our Underwater (paid less than it costs us to purchase) generic prescriptions. The week that this change is obvious in the graphic......
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We serve a patient with severe mental disabilities living in a group home. He has full time staff assisting him with his medications. Our pharmacy provides the patient’s medications packaged to meet the rules and regulations for this type of residential care facility. These packaged medications are delivered in monthly installments. The prescription drug plan......
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In a modern pharmacy, specialized systems and software assist the pharmacist in identifying potentially important issues important to patients. It is important to recognize that while these aids are invaluable, they also require sound clinical judgement and an underlying knowledge of the disease states and pharmacotherapy involved. I would like to share an example in......
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