Pharmacy Consulting

Pharmacy Healthcare Solutions Inc. (PHSI) consults with pharmaceutical manufacturers, PBMs, retail pharmacy chains, and software 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.

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Think Patients and PHSI Named PM360 Trailblazer 2017 Initiative Winners

PM360, a publication for marketing decision makers in the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industries, recently named Think Patients and Pharmacy Healthcare Solutions Inc.’s “Supporting Pharmaceutical Manufacturers in the New Age of Digital Care” program as the Trailblazer Initiative “Gold Winner” in the EMR/EHR Program category.

Dave Schuetz and Fred Hamlin Attending NCPDP’s November Work Group Meetings

PHSI Director of Business Development Fred Hamlin and PHSI Consultant Dave Schuetz will be attending the NCPDP Joint Technical Work Group Meetings November 8th and 9th, 2017 at the Hilton Long Beach in Long Beach, CA.  The Work Group Meetings provide a venue for NCPDP members and industry stakeholders to come together to address issues and Read More →

Mark your Calendars for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day!

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is scheduled for October 28, 2017 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at participating locations. The previous Take Back Day in April 2017 collected 450 Tons of drug products at nearly 5,500 collection sites around the country.

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Health System Outpatient Pharmacy – Consolidation

ProMedica is a non-profit healthcare system with locations in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. As part of its service offerings, ProMedica operated retail pharmacies under the Pharmacy Counter banner in and around Toledo, OH. In September 2017, CVS announced it was acquiring six ProMedica pharmacy locations. They will close five pharmacies and transfer the prescription Read More →

Electronic Prescriptions and Copay Savings Offers

In the quest to lower patient out-of-pocket costs, some pharmaceutical manufacturers have sponsored targeted copay savings messages to pharmacies during the e-prescribing process. This approach seems like a reasonable alternative to physical copay cards.  One reason is that the physical cards are not always used.  Another reason is that when the card is presented to Read More →

State MAC Laws – Unintended Consequences

Earlier this decade, retail pharmacies were adversely impacted by increasing generic prices on a number of multisource products.  This occurred when some Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBM’s) did not increase their MAC (Maximum Allowable Cost) prices in a timely fashion to prevent the pharmacy from losing money for generics where the pharmacy cost had increased.  At Read More →