News

Good Neighbor pharmacists can vaccinate patients under collaborative-practice agreements

BY Alaric DeArment

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. – Pharmacists at Good Neighbor Pharmacy can provide immunizations to patients without a prescription from a physician under a new program, parent company AmerisourceBergen Drug Corp. said.

AmerisourceBergen said it was offering the service under the Good Neighbor Pharmacy Provider Network’s Collaborative Practice Coverage program, which allows independent pharmacists to benefit from GNPPN’s collaborative practice agreements, which it has in 19 states.

The agreements are contracts between pharmacists and physicians that allow pharmacists to independently determine the need for vaccines. The vaccinations that pharmacists can administer depend on state regulations, but include flu, hepatitis A and B, tetanus, MMR and human papillomavirus, an AmerisourceBergen spokeswoman told DSN.

More than 100 pharmacies have enrolled in the program, the company said, announcing the program at the community pharmacy trade show ThoughtSpot 2013, currently underway in Las Vegas.

"Patient access to vaccinations remains a challenge, but as America’s most accessible healthcare professionals, pharmacists are ideally positioned to address this public health need," AmerisourceBergen group VP pharmacy technology and solutions Chuck Reed said. "However, many independent community pharmacists have experienced difficulty finding a physician willing to engage in collaborative practices. Our collaborative practice coverage is designed to help these pharmacies attract and retain patients, increase their revenue and remain competitive."


Like this story? Find us on Facebook for more insight, analysis and the latest in drug store news. Join the conversation.

keyboard_arrow_downCOMMENTS

Leave a Reply

No comments found

TRENDING STORIES

News

Dr. brandt expands glow collection with new CC glow

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — Dermatologist Fredric Brandt is jumping aboard the CC Cream bandwagon with the new CC glow with signature Ruby Crystal.

This new "CC" (color correcting) formula is designed to instantly illuminate, hydrate, brighten and protect, smoothing away the appearance of lines and wrinkles while shielding against UVA/UVB rays, the company said. 

A new addition to Dr. Brandt’s glow collection, the all-in-one color correcting and perfecting cream is formulated with a ruby crystal complex as well as stabilized vitamin C to brighten skin and promote radiant, even skin.

Now available in one shade, CC glow is ideal for most skin tones. It can be worn alone or as a primer under/with makeup. The new CC glow is priced at $39 and is available at Sephora stores nationwide.
 


Like this story? Find us on Facebook for more insight, analysis and the latest in drug store news. Join the conversation.

keyboard_arrow_downCOMMENTS

Leave a Reply

No comments found

TRENDING STORIES

News

Kiss develops limited edition Disney villains nail art kits

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — Kiss is gearing up for Halloween with the creation of four new limited-edition Disney villains nail art kits that are slated to hit retail in October.

The collection is comprised of four kits — Maleficent, Cruella De Vil, Evil Queen and Ursula.

The art, which includes faux rhinestone stickers, glitter and cavier beads, is layered over imPRESS nails (which are sold separately) and sealed with a top coat.

The suggested retail price is $9.99 each.
 


Like this story? Find us on Facebook for more insight, analysis and the latest in drug store news. Join the conversation.

keyboard_arrow_downCOMMENTS

Leave a Reply

No comments found

TRENDING STORIES