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

Last Call for USP Chapter <800>

On December 1, 2019, changes will go into effect that impact pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and wholesalers. The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) introduced its new chapter <800> on handling hazardous drugs. Regulatory agencies worldwide will begin enforcement on December 1, 2019. The USP initially announced a June 1, 2019 rollout for chapter <800>, but a six-month Read More →

2020 Formulary Exclusion Lists

2020 Formulary Exclusion Lists: A Review of Express Scripts, CVS Caremark, and OptumRx It’s that time of year again, PHSI’s annual review of the PBM formulary exclusion list updates!  Express Scripts (ESI), CVS Caremark, and OptumRx have published their formulary exclusion lists for 2020.  Based on PHSI’s calculations, OptumRx leads the way with 246 new Read More →

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist September/October 2019

PHSI Consultant Ashley Ellek contributed to the September/October 2019 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In the Viewpoints article, Ashley discusses upcoming Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) deadlines for wholesalers and the impact on manufacturers and pharmacies. The article also outlines requirements for pharmacies coming in November 2020. Click here to read Ashley’s article Read More →

Latest from the Blog

October Drug Take-Back Day

Mark your calendars for the 18th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on October 26th, 2019 from 10am-2pm! In 2018, 9.9 million Americans misused prescription pain medications, most often taking medications from a family member. This event is an opportunity for people to safely and easily return unused or unwanted medications to help prevent these substances Read More →

New Medicaid Rebate Law

Excluding Authorized Generics from Brand Drug AMP Calculations Increasing Medicaid Rebate Costs for Pharma The Fair and Accurate Medicaid Pricing Act has been signed into law and will impact Medicaid Rebates paid by pharmaceutical manufacturers.  The Act eliminates the inclusion of less expensive Authorized Generic pricing in the calculation of the Brand drugs Average Manufacturer Read More →

2019 World Pharmacists Day

According to the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), September 25, 2019 is World Pharmacists Day and is themed, “Safe and effective medicines for all”.  As a pharmacist-led consulting firm, PHSI focuses on the business of pharmacy and sees both great challenges and great opportunities for the future of pharmacy.  We celebrate this World Pharmacists Day with Read More →