Opening & Running a Pharmacy

  • Offer legally-compliant mail-order and delivery services to your customers
  • Negotiate commercial leases and pharmacy infrastructure or security requirements
  • Maintain your relationships with your vendors, wholesale suppliers, and local business authorities
  • Stay up-to-date on state and local licensing requirements
  • Respond quickly to audits, DEA inquiries, and FDA inspections
  • Practice acquisitions, sales, mergers, relocations, and restructuring
  • Credentialing and recredentialing process
  • Providing compounding pharmacy guidance to those operating under Section 503(a) of the Food + Drug Administration Modernization Act
  • Medicare or insurance claim denials and appeals
  • Integrating a wellness "clinic" into your pharmacy
  • Staying abreast of Rx-to-OTC transitions
  • Understanding regulations concerning contraceptives (i.e., some states now allow pharmacists to prescribe birth control)
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Special Concerns

  • Medical marijuana guidance and compliance
  • Compounding pharmacy guidance and compliance
  • Veterinary pharmacy services, including compounding

Pharmacology & Telemedicine

  • Learn how to avoid risks and common pitfalls for electronically-submitted prescriptions
  • Implement policies and procedures to manage and limit your risk of filling fraudulent prescriptions or disclosing patient information to the wrong party
  • Stay compliant with evolving pain medication regulations while serving your clients

Supporting "Chain" Pharmacists

  • Help negotiate your employment contract with a retail, supermarket, or franchised pharmacy
  • Navigate your responsibilities under laws like "Any Willing Provider" (or "Any Authorized Provider") statutes, Stark Laws, Anti-Kickback Statutes, the False Claims Act, and ERISA
  • Understand insurance regulations, Medicare/Medicaid/Tricare regulations, and Prompt Pay Laws