Scruples and Drams: A Newsletter For Pharmacy


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April 21, 2022


National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

April 30, 2022, 10am-2pm

SAVE THE DATE!  The next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is April 30, 2022, from 10am-2pm at locations nationwide.

This biannual event, sponsored by the DEA, community pharmacies and local law enforcement, is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs at locations in communities throughout the country. The October 2021 Take Back Day brought in nearly 750,000 lbs. of medication.

To assist in the safe removal of excess and unused controlled substance and dangerous prescription medications, community pharmacies also have invested in various types of drug disposal. Ask your pharmacy about them.  Using patent pending processes, EnlivenHealth can assist those pharmacies with notifying patients of the disposal options they offer.  This service is in support of the current recommendations and actions being taken by the DEA, FDA and EPA. 

Contact us to learn more using the contact information provided at the bottom of the newsletter.

Find a Drug Take Back Collection Site Near You

Learn More About Safe Medication Disposal


EARTH DAY  4 – 22 – 22

Going Green in the Pharmacy

“According to the International Pharmaceutical Federation, pharmacists are responsible for minimizing the effect their practice has on the environment through changes in “prescribing, dispensing, pharmaceutical care and disposal of unused medicines, as well as waste discharge into the environment.”

Celebrate this Earth Day by going paperless with the patient medication information you currently print.  In addition to meaningfully participating in your community and corporate sustainability efforts, offering your pharmacy customers a digital delivery of medication information may save annually*, 9.3 million printed pages, 1000 trees (that’s >3 trees every DAY!) and 900 print toner cartridges.

Contact us to learn more using the contact information provided at the bottom of the newsletter.

How are you reducing your pharmacies’ carbon footprint?


COVID-19

What Happens When COVID-19 Emergency Declarations End?

Over two years have elapsed since the COVID-19 pandemic began.  In response to the crisis and to assist the U.S. health care system better deal with the crisis, the federal government enacted several emergency declarations.  Now that the pandemic is subsiding (based on cases, hospitalizations and related deaths) it is time for the government to raise the question of when to end the public health emergency declarations.

There are numerous implications of ending the emergency declarations that would impact pharmacy.  Namely, the authorization of medical countermeasures and the current PREP ACT liability immunity given to those providers who administer services, vaccines, testing and antiviral medications, among other things. 

The Kaiser Family Foundation has compiled an excellent brief that provides an overview of the major health-related COVID-19 federal emergency declarations that have been made, summarizes the flexibilities triggered by each, and identifies the implications for their ending.  Full details are available in the link below.

Key Flexibilities Triggered by Major COVID-19 Federal Emergency Declarations – from KFF


EnlivenHealth News

Enliven360, an Integrated Technology Platform

EnlivenHealth announced the launch of Enliven360, an integrated technology platform that enables pharmacists to manage patient engagement, financial management and clinical services, all in one unified software. 

The new Enliven360 SaaS technology platform enables convenient single-sign-on access to all of EnlivenHealth’s tools and solutions in one integrated software, that should allow pharmacists to focus their valuable time and efforts on providing personalized care that keeps patients healthy and loyal.

Enliven360 will reduce the number of steps needed to complete key pharmacy tasks, that should free up pharmacists to practice at the top of their license and deliver the kinds of clinical services that are expected improve patient adherence and health outcomes while driving prescription growth and profitability. It is designed to empower pharmacists to:

  • Drive better patient engagement and increase satisfaction and retention
  • Deliver high-value clinical services such as vaccinations and point-of-care testing
  • Optimize financial results so pharmacies can grow and thrive over the long run
  • Activate analytics-driven insights, improving patient health outcomes and business results

Enliven360 Press Release

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