Publications

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist September/October 2021

PHSL President Ann Johnson contributed to the September/October 2021 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In her Viewpoints article, Ann reviews the history of 340B and provides an overview of recent manufacturer push-back that could lead to legislative changes in the future.

Click here to read the article “Changes for 340B Coming?” You can read full versions of current and past ComputerTalk issues at https://www.computertalk.com/issue-archive/.

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist July/August 2021

PHSL Vice President Melissa Krause and PHSL Intern & Pharm.D. Candidate Emmanuel Anderson contributed to the July/August 2021 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In their Viewpoints article, Melissa and Emmanuel discuss unbranded biologics, including how unbranded biologics are being displayed in pharmacy management systems and what pharmacists need to do to make sure they are being reimbursed appropriately.

Click here to read the article “How Should Pharmacies Handle Unbranded Biologics?” You can read full versions of current and past ComputerTalk issues at https://www.computertalk.com/issue-archive/.

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist May/June 2021

PHSL Vice President Melissa Krause and Senior Consultant Patricia Milazzo contributed to the May/June 2021 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In their Viewpoints article, Melissa and Patty discuss opportunities for pharmacists to leverage their role in the COVID-19 pandemic response in order to expand and be reimbursed for clinical services.

Click here to read the article “The Pandemic: An Opportunity for Pharmacy?” You can read full versions of current and past ComputerTalk issues at https://www.computertalk.com/issue-archive/.

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist January/February 2021

PHSL President Ann Johnson and Co-founder Tim Kosty contributed to the January/February 2021 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In their Viewpoints article, Ann and Tim discuss the operational challenges of COVID-19 vaccine administration likely to be encountered, including patient acceptance, distribution challenges, administration reimbursement, billing guidance, and NDC code differences for EUA and commercial products.

Click here to read the article “COVID-19 Vaccines – Operational Considerations”. You can read full versions of current and past ComputerTalk issues at https://www.computertalk.com/issue-archive/.

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/.