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DSNTV: Leveraging technology to enable patient-facing pharmacy care

BY DSN STAFF

In the latest edition of DSNTV Executive Viewpoints, Doyle Jensen, EVP global business development for Innovation, talks to Drug Store News about the technology solutions available to help pharmacists spend more time delivering patient-facing care and less time filling prescriptions.

“The biggest impact is the labor cost,” Jensen explained of the company's central fill offerings. “You're able to get labor costs below 50 cents per prescription which in comparison to [filling in store] provides an ROI in anywhere from 12 to 24 to 36 months, and then you continue to leverage it for an addition seven, eight, nine years.”

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Hornbacher’s opens inaugural pharmacy in Minnesota

BY Lesley Thulin

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Hornbacher’s opened its first in-store pharmacy at its new location in South Moorhead, Minn.’s Azool Shopping Center on Wednesday. The supermarket is the seventh Hornbacher’s in the Fargo-Moorhead area, and features an in-store bank and coffee shop.

“It’s an exciting day for the City of Moorhead,” Moorhead Mayor Del Rae Williams said. “Not only does this new store meet the growing need for a grocery store in this neighborhood, Hornbacher’s is a strong local company that consistently gives back to the community — making today a true win-win for the people of Moorhead.”

New pharmacy customers can earn up to $150 in free groceries by transferring or opening a new subscription.

The supermarket will hold a multi-week opening celebration.

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FDA launches new REMS website

BY Lesley Thulin

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The FDA has introduced a new website for Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies, called REMS@FDA, to provide a standardized source of information about approved REMS.

The FDA implements REMS as a risk management plan for certain prescription drugs. Under Section 505-1 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, the FDA can approve — and patients can access — certain drugs whose risks would otherwise outweigh their benefits.

The new REMS@FDA website aims to help users:

  • Conveniently access up-to-date and comprehensive REMS information.
  • Learn about, understand, and/or comply with REMS requirements.
  • More easily compare requirements across REMS, thereby minimizing the confusion associated
  • with complying with multiple REMS programs.

A webinar titled “Introducing the REMS@FDA Website” will be held on Tuesday. To register, click here

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