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.
The 2015 Winter Edition of the PHSI Newsletter is now available to read here. This issue of the newsletter highlights changes in the number of products found on retail pharmacy discount generic lists. It also discusses rebate contracting of specialty drugs, with a focus on newer HCV therapies. If you would like to receive the Read More →
Melissa Sherer Krause will be presenting at the 2015 PBMI Annual Drug Benefit Conference in San Antonio, Texas on March 2-4, 2015. Melissa will be co-presenting a session with Dr. Chris Williams, Pharm.D., titled “The Pharmacy Advocate: What It Is, How It Works, What’s In It For You.” The presentation will explore how a 6,500 Read More →
PHSI President Tim Kosty and Vice President Don Dietz contributed to the November/December 2014 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In their Viewpoints article, Tim and Don review the findings of a 2014 report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) questioning pharmaceutical manufacturers’ safeguards to prevent co-pay card use in federally funded programs. The Read More →
Following a scientific review of hydrocodone combination products that began in 2009, the FDA recommended in December 2013 that the DEA reclassify these as Schedule II Controlled Substances. The DEA ruling was published August 22, 2014 and rescheduling of hydrocodone combination products took effect on October 6, 2014. For retail pharmacists, this is old news. Read More →
Retail pharmacy is innovating by expanding clinical services. To obtain the best results, the clinical service implementation should be thoroughly evaluated. Listed below are suggested questions to use when evaluating the introduction of new retail pharmacy clinical services. Questions Is there evidence based studies that estimate the ROI for the provision of the Read More →
PillFill is a medication management app that can pull healthcare information from a variety of sources and store it in one convenient location on the user’s phone. Prescription medication information can be collected from any pharmacy that supports online medication histories. These include major chains such as CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, and Target. The app Read More →