月別アーカイブ: 2014年4月

Trinity Medical Pharmacy Brings New Hope To Tampa Bay’s Walk To Cure Psoriasis


Painful, disabling, uncomfortable and embarrassing: Psoriasis and
psoriatic arthritis — the most common, chronic auto-immune disease in
the world — impacts the lives of nearly 500,000 people in Florida. Which
is exactly why Trinity Medical Pharmacy, together with Dr. Frank
Armstrong, Nicholas Armstrong and ACRNP Bonnie Nestler will gather at
George M. Steinbrenner Field with thousands of other Bay-Area residents
on Sunday, May 4 for the National Psoriasis Foundation’s (NPF) Walk to
Cure Psoriasis.

Dr. Frank Armstrong is a member of the National Psoriasis Foundation’s
Presidents Council and has lectured nationally on this topic. His son,
Nicholas, has been chosen as the 2014 NPF Youth Ambassador. 20,000
children are diagnosed with psoriasis each year. Together they engaged
and are active in helping the NPF improve the lives of people with
psoriatic diseases through research, services and advocacy.

“We are proud to partner with Dr. Armstrong and his son, Nicholas, to
sponsor Walk to Cure Tampa Bay,” says Trinity Medical Pharmacy’s CEO
Krutika Patel. ”With more than 125 million individuals living with
psoriasis, 20,000 of which are children like Nicholas, it’s important to
show our support and let people know there are safer, more effective
medical treatments available to them.”

Though a cure remains to be found, Trinity Medical Pharmacy has
developed an innovative psoriasis treatment that is safer for patients
to use daily without the harsh side effects of current regimens, giving
new hope and immediate relief to those battling psoriasis.

As an ACRNP at Bay Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery, Nestler witnesses the
devastating impact of psoriasis every day. “People with psoriasis often
feel shunned or judged by society, because their disease is so visibly
painful, even disfiguring and disabling. And even though there isn’t a
cure, yet, it’s uplifting to know that companies like Trinity Medical
Pharmacy are working so hard to find solutions and treatments that can
help right now,” she says.

Walk to Cure Psoriasis Tampa Bay will take place this Sunday, May 4,
2014 at George M. Steinbrenner Field, and begins at 9 a.m. with
registration at 8 a.m. The family-friendly walk is being held and
features non-competitive 1K and 5K routes, a Psoriasis and Psoriasis
Arthritis Health Fair, along with kid’s activities, food, entertainment
and more. All proceeds and donations from the Walk go towards research
and finding a cure for psoriasis. Learn more by visiting www.psoriasis.org/walk.

Trinity Medical Pharmacy is Florida’s first and only dual accredited,
PCAB & HQAA hospital-preferred provider specializing in Wound Care, Pain
Management, Dermatology and Scar Prevention. Located in New Port Richey,
Florida, Trinity Medical Pharmacy is not only a state-of-the-art
compounding facility, but a full-service pharmacy offering free
delivery, complimentary education/counseling, and incomparable customer
service with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Representatives from Trinity
Medical Pharmacy will be on site during event to share information
regarding the company’s unique custom-compounded medication for
psoriasis sufferers.

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API cuts expectation on store expansion

The owners of the Priceline and Priceline Pharmacy network remain confident of expanding to 500 stores despite reducing expectations of growth.

Pharmacies supplier and health and beauty retailer Australian Pharmaceutical Industries (API) said on Wednesday that it had reduced its expectations of store rollout by 100 stores as the pharmacy sector underwent a structural change partly due to reforms to the federal government’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

“While we have adjusted our internal modelling to reflect a more conservative and historical network growth rate, management still has confidence that reaching approximately 500 stores over the next five years is very achievable as pharmacists transition to a retail brand to compensate them for dispensary margin pressures,” API chief financial officer Graeme Fallet said in a briefing for market analysts on Wednesday.

“Priceline Pharmacy is very well positioned to benefit from that transition.”

API on Wednesday booked a loss of $115 million for the first six months of its fiscal year, after major asset writedowns.

The loss for the six months to February 28 compares to a $12.9 million profit for the same period in the prior fiscal year.

API, which owns the Priceline, Priceline Pharmacy, Soul Pattinson and Pharmacist Advice brands, announced asset writedowns of $131 million earlier in April, mainly related to changes to the value of its loans to pharmacies and a review of the expected growth of its retail network.

API’s underlying profit, which excludes the writedowns, rose 29 per cent to $16.2 million.

API chief executive Stephen Roche said the impairment charges were regrettable, but the underlying result was very strong and strategic initiatives were gaining traction.

API expects its underlying net profit for the full year to be in the range of $28 million to $30 million.

In the first half, API’s network of Priceline health and beauty stores and Priceline Pharmacy stores, which combine health and beauty products with pharmacy services, lifted sales by 11.5 per cent to $395.3 million and lifted gross profit by $6.2 million.

The number of Priceline and Priceline Pharmacy stores grew to 373, from 363.

Online sales in the six-month period reached $2.2 million, nearly a threefold increase on the same period last year.

API said the inclusion of health and beauty products in Priceline Pharmacy stores was helping pharmacists sustain sales and profits, compared to independent pharmacists who were feeling the pressure from reforms to the PBS, and competition from supermarkets and discount operators.

API said its pharmaceuticals distribution business performed well, with sales up two per cent to $1.17 billion.

Shares in API were 2.5 cents higher at 56 cents at 1552 AEST.

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Hampshire Pharmacy relocates to downtown area

By Denise Moran
For Sun-Times Media

April 29, 2014 11:50PM

Parag Maniar registered pharmacist owner Hampshire Pharmacy stands behind counter. | Denise Moran~For Sun-Times Media

Parag Maniar, registered pharmacist and owner of Hampshire Pharmacy, stands behind the counter. | Denise Moran~For Sun-Times Media

HAMPSHIRE — Hampshire Pharmacy, which has been located along Oak Knoll Drive (Route 72) for the past three years, recently moved to the village’s downtown area at 262 North State Street.

“I wanted to create a new pharmacy at a better location in downtown Hampshire,” said Parag Maniar, registered pharmacist and owner of Hampshire Pharmacy. “Residents will now have an easier location to reach. This should bring more traffic to the downtown area.”

The pharmacy is located next door to Lost & Found Vision, which has been owned and operated by optician Sue Johnson for close to six years.

“The pharmacy’s move should help to revitalize the north side of downtown,” said Johnson.

Maniar also opened Genoa Pharmacy at 280 West Main Street in downtown Genoa six months ago.

Hampshire Pharmacy offers a wide range of healthcare products along with medical equipment and medical supplies.

Merchandise includes: walkers, crutches, braces and supports, bath safety accessories, Yankee Candles, gift cards, greeting cards, pet vitamins, baby care items and diapers, cosmetics, hair care items, and eye and mouth care products.

The pharmacy offers Dispill medication in order to ensure that patients are taking the right medications at the right time.

“Studies show that 20 percent of hospitalizations are due to people not taking their proper medications,” Maniar said.

The Dispill medication system is ideal for people with mobility or coordination difficulties. It takes the guess work out of medication management. Every bubble in the blister pack is clearly labeled with the quantity, name and strength of each drug. Each bubble is also color coded to identify the time it should be taken.

Hampshire Pharmacy offers compounding where medicines are “made from scratch” in order to meet the exact strength and dosage required by patients. Nearly all prescriptions were compounded until the 1950s and 1960s with the advent of mass drug manufacturing. The “one size fits all” nature of mass-produced medications, however, meant some patient needs were not being met.

Compounding has been experiencing a resurgence as modern technology, techniques and research have allowed pharmacists to better customize medications. Dosage forms include: custom flavoring, capsules, oral liquids, troches and lollipops, topical preparations and suppositories.

Hampshire Pharmacy collects expired drugs to prevent them from going into waterways.

The pharmacy also offers a way for people to dispose of home-generated “Sharps” that include hypodermic needles, syringes and lancets. “Sharps” are used by diabetes patients who inject insulin and by others who self-administer medications for conditions such as allergies, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, hepatitis B or HIV.

People can pick up a free “Sharps” container and then bring it back when full to the pharmacy so they get another container.

The pharmacy’s hours are: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, and closed on Sunday.

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