Publications

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist November/December 2020

PHSL President Ann Johnson and Senior Consultant Patricia Milazzo contributed to the November/December 2020 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In their Viewpoints article, Ann and Patricia share their predictions for the upcoming year, including the role of pharmacists in COVID-19 vaccination, 340B guidance, and USP compounding guidelines.

Click here to read the article “Predictions for 2021”. You can read full versions of current and past ComputerTalk issues at https://www.computertalk.com/issue-archive/.

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist September/October 2020

PHSL Senior Consultant Patricia Milazzo contributed to the September/October 2020 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In her Viewpoints article, Patty discusses the FDA’s Inactive Ingredient Database and the pharmacist’s role in managing patients with allergies and intolerances to inactive ingredients.

Click here to read the article “Inactive Ingredients and Drug Therapy Safety”. You can read full versions of current and past ComputerTalk issues at https://www.computertalk.com/issue-archive/.

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist July/August 2020

PHSL Consultants Alan Sekula and Ashley Ellek contributed to the July/August 2020 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In the Viewpoints article, Alan and Ashley discuss the Medicare Part D Senior Savings Model, a voluntary program to cap the patient cost of insulin, and the impacts on patients, Medicare Part D Plans, and potential future expansion.

Click here to read the article entitled “CMS Announces New Part D Insulin Savings Plan”. You can read full versions of current and past ComputerTalk issues at https://www.computertalk.com/issue-archive/.

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist May/June 2020

PHSL Co-founder Tim Kosty contributed to the May/June 2020 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In his Viewpoints article, Tim discusses the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), including specific provisions and the potential impact on consumer privacy laws.

Click here to read Tim’s article entitled “CCPA: Requirements and Consequences”. You can read full versions of current and past ComputerTalk issues at https://www.computertalk.com/issue-archive/.

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist January/February 2020

PHSI President Ann Johnson and Co-founder Don Dietz contributed to the January/February 2020 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In their Viewpoints article, Ann and Don review new formulary exclusion lists from Express Scripts, CVS Caremark, and OptumRx, and discuss their impact on pharmacies and patients.

Click here to read Ann and Don’s article entitled “2020 Formulary Exclusion Lists — Why All the Changes?” You can read full versions of current and past ComputerTalk issues at https://www.computertalk.com/issue-archive/.

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist November/December 2019

PHSI President Tim Kosty and Vice President Don Dietz contributed to the November/December 2019 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In their Viewpoints article, Tim and Don discuss how the oversupply of pharmacists along with evolving technology may lead to new offerings of innovative clinical services.

Click here to read Tim and Don’s article entitled “2020: Clinical Services Out of Necessity?” You can read full versions of current and past ComputerTalk issues at https://www.computertalk.com/issue-archive/.

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 entitled “Pharmacy Requirements for DSCSA Deadlines”.  You can read full versions of current and past ComputerTalk issues at https://www.computertalk.com/issue-archive/.

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist July/August 2019

PHSI Consultant and Partner Ann Johnson contributed to the July/August 2019 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In the Viewpoints article, Ann discusses the biosimilar four-character suffix assignments and the impact of these suffixes on product appearance in EHRs, pharmacy management systems, and wholesaler ordering systems.

Click here to read Ann’s article entitled “Impact of Biologic and Biosimilar Naming Suffixes.”  You can read full versions of current and past ComputerTalk issues at https://www.computertalk.com/issue-archive/.

Drug Topics June 2019

Fred Gebhart writes about pharmacy technology maintenance in Drug Topics.  PHSI Consultant and Partner, Melissa Krause, was quoted in the June 2019 issue of the publication.  To see the entire article, “Why Technology Upkeep is Up to You,” visit https://www.drugtopics.com/technology/why-technology-upkeep-you/.

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist May/June 2019

PHSI Consultant Dave Schuetz contributed to the May/June 2019 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In the Viewpoints article, Dave discusses the importance of regularly scheduled reviews of pharmacy invoices to ensure that wholesaler contractual terms are being met or exceeded.

Click here to read Dave’s article entitled “Wholesaler Agreements: Pricing Caveats”. You can read full versions of current and past ComputerTalk issues at https://www.computertalk.com/issue-archive/.