Entries by Trent Thiede, PharmD, MBA

Understanding Caremark’s Restrictions on Bulk Purchases

Community pharmacies have been fed up with PBM antics for a long time. Egregious audits, absurd DIR fees, arduous credentialing requirements, unconscionable contracts; we run out of adjectives before we run out of PBM issues.

FDA Guidance on Insulin Pens Puzzling

On October 13, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a statement looking to clarify the intent of the November 2019 label revisions for insulin pens.

Smartphones Put Pharmacies at Risk for Inappropriate PHI Disclosures

Smartphone utilization has, unfortunately, become pervasive with patient interactions. Patients on their phone while trying to consult on new medications, or a patient snapchatting a friend while waiting for their prescription to be filled is all too common.

COVID-19 Audit Considerations Follow-Up

On April 3, 2020, PAAS National® sent an urgent email alert to all members discussing COVID-19 audit considerations. This email came as a result of our desire to help pharmacies on the frontlines of this pandemic.