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Physician Dispensing Simplified with Technology

The Benefits of Dispensing Technology A physician’s ability to dispense medications at their office has been simplified by dispensing technology.  Here are a few examples: Labeling Each state requires that certain information be on a label of medications. Web-based software, such as MEDeRx, tracks each state’s specific requirements and will not allow your office to…

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Does Your Practice Store and Dispense Sample Prescriptions?

Does your practice store and dispense sample prescriptions? Rules and regulations to consider before doing so. As always, one should research your state’s pharmacy and medical licensing board’s regulations, concerning the storage, dispensing and labeling of prescription medications (such as drug samples), some other organizations have their own recommendations and policies concerning drug samples that…

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What is a PDMP? Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Do you know what a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program is? According to the National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws (NAMSDL), a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, or PDMP, is a statewide electronic database which collects designated data on substances dispensed in the state. The PDMP is housed by a specified statewide regulatory, administrative or law enforcement agency. The…

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