A: Regulations vary by state, but in most cases, any member of your staff can physically hand the patient the medication. In some cases, licensed staff is required.
A: Almost every U.S. state provides a legal framework for in-office medication dispensing, but it is important to consult with a Pharma Pac compliance expert for your state's specific physician dispensing laws. These regulations are usually set by your State Board of Pharmacy.
Pharma Pac specializes in compliance and has extensive experience with the minutia of medication dispensing regulations by state. We can help you get set up and guide you through the process and keep you informed of regulatory changes that may affect you.
A: In most cases, yes. Although these only provide one component of the financial benefit from direct doctor dispensing. Other benefits come from the difference between wholesale and retail cost of the drugs and increased patient satisfaction and referrals from offering this convenient service. Taken together, these will generally significantly outweigh the average cost of dispensing a prescription.
A: Not usually. Since you are dispensing to your own patients, practitioners do not need a pharmacy license. There are some states that require a dispensing license, but most allow dispensing under your medical license.
A: Our team will help you determine your initial formulary to find immediate cost savings and to ensure you're meeting the most common needs of your patients.
A: Depending on what state you're in, most orders are shipped within 2 - 3 business days.
A: Shipping is free on orders $200 and over. Standard shipping rates apply for all other orders.
A: We don’t charge any additional service or software fees. You pay for medications only.
A: It shouldn’t. Most clinics already administer medications and/or offer prescription samples from their office.
A: We use VendRx for ordering, inventory management, and reporting. All you need is a computer, a printer, and the internet. With our system, you can e-scribe from your EHR. Fast and easy.
A: Surprisingly, the required footprint is smaller than you would expect.
A: Yes, we provide both onsite and virtual training, whatever is most convenient for you and your staff.
A: Our ordering, inventory and reporting services are made available through our partnership with VendRx. Their platform is set up to report to state PDMPs.