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.

News & Events

PHSI to Attend AMCP Nexus 2017

PHSI Vice President Don Dietz and Director of Business Development Fred Hamlin will be attending AMCP Nexus 2017 in Dallas, TX on October 16th-19th. To schedule a meeting with Don or Fred during the conference, contact PHSI.

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist July/August 2017

PHSI President Tim Kosty contributed to the July/August 2017 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In his Viewpoints article, Tim explores the historical issues with DUR system configurations and suggest steps the industry needs to take to improve patient safety.

2017 Summer Newsletter- FDA Orange Book Added Identifier

FDA Orange Book Added Identifier Prior to 2017, the FDA’s “Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations” (Orange Book) used the Reference Listed Drug (RLD) identifier for different uses, depending upon the market situation.  These uses included the RLD identifying the NDA or an ANDA (when the NDA was no longer marketed or other extraordinary Read More →

Latest from the Blog

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 →

RealCME App

Medical professionals are required to complete a certain number of Continuing Education (CE) hours. For example, pharmacists in the state of Pennsylvania must complete 30 contact hours of Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)-approved pharmacist continuing education every 2 years. See the diagram below for more details on the PA requirements for pharmacist license renewals. Read More →