Pharmacy Consulting

Pharmacy Healthcare Solutions Inc. (PHSI) consults with pharmaceutical manufacturers, PBMs, pharmacies (retail, specialty, mail service, LTC, and hospital outpatient), and technology companies on strategic business and marketing issues. Consulting projects across these market segments provide PHSI with the latest information on emerging trends as well as new products and services. Our consultants have extensive retail, mail service and managed care experience to create actionable recommendations for our clients’ challenging business issues.

News & Events

Priority Review and Rare Diseases Reign Supreme for 2019

Based on the FDA’s count, there were 48 novel drug approvals in 2019 with 60% receiving FDA fast track status, priority review, or accelerated approval.  This count does not include vaccines, plasma products, or gene therapy products.  When the majority of drugs are being reviewed in an expedited time frame, it is a strong indicator Read More →

Pharmacy Healthcare Solutions, LLC of Pittsburgh Adds Experienced Industry Thought Leader to Staff

Pharmacy Healthcare Solutions, LLC of Pittsburgh
Adds Experienced Industry Thought Leader to Staff

Patricia Milazzo, RPh joins PHSL as a Senior Consultant

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) presented at ASAP by Tim Kosty

PHSI Co-Founder Tim Kosty presented at the American Society for Automation in Pharmacy (ASAP) 2020 Annual Conference. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) introduces the most stringent consumer privacy protections in the country, offering California consumers new rights to learn what personal information covered businesses have collected, sold, and disclosed. Is the CCPA a preview of new Read More →

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Pharmacies to Face Unintended Consequence of Blues Plans Manufacturing Select Generic Medications

A recently published story in Axios highlights how 18 Blues plans are working together through their subsidiary, Civica Rx, to manufacturer select generic medications that are high priced and in short supply. Civica Rx initially focused on 14 high-cost hospital medications but is now hoping to expand to the retail space. While their efforts should Read More →

Will New Packaging for OTC Loperamide Curb Abuse?

The FDA has approved packaging changes for the brand-name and generic over-the-counter (OTC) tablet and capsule formulations of loperamide (Imodium, Johnson & Johnson). Loperamide is indicated for use as an antidiarrheal but is often abused.  Loperamide acts on opioid receptors, and at higher doses, it can help treat symptoms of opioid withdrawal or can cause Read More →

ESI Launches Digital Health Formulary

In December 2019, Express Scripts (ESI) announced the launch of their Digital Health Formulary, which went into effect January 1, 2020.  To develop the formulary and choose which products to include, ESI reviewed clinical research, evaluated member experience and product usability, and analyzed the financial value of each product. ESI lists the following as their Read More →