Publications

Pharmacy Technology & Management Review March/April 2024

PHSL President Ann Johnson and University of Pittsburgh Pharm.D. Candidate Sydney Stawarz contributed to the March/April 2024 edition of Pharmacy Technology & Management Review (PTMR). In their Viewpoints article, Ann and Sydney discuss the risks of using ChatGPT for medication information and provide alternative, reliable sources that pharmacists can utilize and recommend to their patients.  Click here to read the article “ChatGPT — The New Source for Inaccurate Drug Information.”

Pharmacy Technology & Management Review January/February 2024

PHSL Senior Consultant Patricia Milazzo and PHSL Intern Logan Graham contributed to the January/February 2024 edition of Pharmacy Technology & Management Review (PTMR). In their Viewpoints article, Patricia and Logan discuss opportunities for pharmacies to bill for clinical services through medical billing and the challenges of incorporating the process into their pharmacy system and workflow.  Click here to read the article “Pharmacy and Medical Billing.”

340B: Past, Present, and Yet to Come

PHSL President Ann Johnson contributed to the December 2023 Pharma & Life Sciences Edition of MedHealth Outlook. In this feature, Ann highlights the importance of understanding the current 340B program, as well as its origins and future direction, as it impacts all stakeholders in the pharmacy chain. Click here to read the article.

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist November/December 2023

PHSL President Ann Johnson and Vice President Melissa Krause contributed to the November/December 2023 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In their Viewpoints article, Ann and Melissa discuss anticipated changes to the pharmacy industry in the coming year, including topics such as pharmacy closures and consolidation, vaccines, biosimilars, and 340B.

Click here to read the article “What’s to Come in 2024.” You can also access the full versions of current and past ComputerTalk issues at https://www.computertalk.com/issue-archive.

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist September/October 2023

PHSL President Ann Johnson and Senior Consultant David Schuetz contributed to the September/October 2023 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In their Viewpoints article, Ann and Dave discuss challenges and solutions related to the FDA policy requiring the use of UDIs and prohibiting the use of NHRICs or HRIs and NDCs on medical devices.

Click here to read the article “Are You Ready for UDIs?” You can also access the full versions of current and past ComputerTalk issues at https://www.computertalk.com/issue-archive/.

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist July/August 2023

PHSL President Ann Johnson, Senior Consultant Patricia Milazzo, and Intern Logan Graham contributed to the July/August 2023 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In their Viewpoints article, Ann, Patty, and Logan provide an overview of out-of-pocket price smoothing, a proposed component of the Inflation Reduction Act, and discuss potential concerns and considerations for the various stakeholders.

Click here to read the article “Medicare Part D Price Smoothing.” You can also access the full versions of current and past ComputerTalk issues at https://www.computertalk.com/issue-archive/.

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist May/June 2023

PHSL Consultant Alan Sekula contributed to the May/June 2023 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In his Viewpoints article, Alan provides an overview of the Maximum Fair Prices determined by the Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Program and discusses considerations for pharmacies as they prepare for implementation.

Click here to read the article “What You Need to Know About Maximum Fair Prices.” You can also access the full versions of current and past ComputerTalk issues at https://www.computertalk.com/issue-archive/.

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist January/February 2023

PHSL Consultant Alan Sekula contributed to the January/February 2023 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In his Viewpoints article, Alan discusses components of the Inflation Reduction Act related to pharmacy and prescription drugs, including negotiated prices, price increase greater than inflation, benefit design and premium maximum increase, vaccine coverage, biosimilar reimbursement, and insulin payment cap.

Click here to read the article “The Inflation Reduction Act Impact on Prescriptions.” You can also access the full versions of current and past ComputerTalk issues at https://www.computertalk.com/issue-archive/.

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist November/December 2022

PHSL Co-founder Don Dietz and PHSL Vice President Melissa Krause contributed to the November/December 2022 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In their Viewpoints article, Don and Melissa share their predictions on what is to come for pharmacy in 2023, including changes in pharmacy business, drug prices, payment models, pharmacy participation in PBM networks, benefit designs, and biosimilar use.

Click here to read the article “A Blank Canvas: Prognostications for 2023.” You can also access the full versions of current and past ComputerTalk issues at https://www.computertalk.com/issue-archive/.

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist September/October 2022

PHSL Senior Consultants Patty Milazzo and Dave Schuetz contributed to the September/October 2022 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In their first Viewpoints article of a series, Patty and Dave discuss the FDA’s proposed solution to changing the NDC structure, an explanation of the stepped, multiyear approach, and key projected dates for the multiphase implementation.

Click here to read the article “Understanding the FDA’s Plans for NDCs.” You can also access the full versions of current and past ComputerTalk issues at https://www.computertalk.com/issue-archive/.