Publications

Pennsylvania Pharmacist Leadership Feature

PHSL President Ann Johnson and Vice President Melissa Krause were featured in the March/April 2022 issue of the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association’s (PPA) publication Pennsylvania Pharmacist. In this feature, Ann and Melissa share their leadership advice and lessons as Principals of PHSL. Both Ann and Melissa are active members of PPA and the Allegheny County Pharmacists Association (ACPA). Click here to read the Leadership Feature, or access the entire Pennsylvania Pharmacist publication here.

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist May/June 2022

PHSL Senior Consultant Patty Milazzo and PHSL Intern Logan Graham contributed to the May/June 2022 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In their Viewpoints article, Patty and Logan discuss the “test to treat” initiative, including its current purpose, challenges for the program, and the potential for expansion of these types of services at the pharmacy.

Click here to read the article “The Pharmacist Will See You Now… and Treat You Now, Too.” You can also access the full versions of current and past ComputerTalk issues at https://www.computertalk.com/issue-archive/.

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist January/February 2022

PHSL President Ann Johnson and Co-Founder Tim Kosty contributed to the January/February 2022 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In their Viewpoints article, Ann and Tim discuss recently announced changes to Walgreens’ and CVS’s corporate strategies concerning their retail pharmacy locations and the impact this may have on the rest of the retail pharmacy industry.

Click here to read the article “Rethinking the Pharmacy Business Model.” You can also access the full versions of current and past ComputerTalk issues at https://www.computertalk.com/issue-archive/.

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist November/December 2021

PHSL President Ann Johnson and Co-Founder Tim Kosty contributed to the November/December 2021 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In their Viewpoints article, Ann and Tim share predictions for the upcoming year, including topics such as pharmacist clinical services, cash-paying customers at retail pharmacy, U.S. based API manufacturing, and consolidation within all sectors of the pharmaceutical market.

Click here to read the article “Prognostications for 2022” and read the full versions of current and past ComputerTalk issues at https://www.computertalk.com/issue-archive/.

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist September/October 2021

PHSL President Ann Johnson contributed to the September/October 2021 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In her Viewpoints article, Ann reviews the history of 340B and provides an overview of recent manufacturer push-back that could lead to legislative changes in the future.

Click here to read the article “Changes for 340B Coming?” You can read full versions of current and past ComputerTalk issues at https://www.computertalk.com/issue-archive/.

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist July/August 2021

PHSL Vice President Melissa Krause and PHSL Intern & Pharm.D. Candidate Emmanuel Anderson contributed to the July/August 2021 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In their Viewpoints article, Melissa and Emmanuel discuss unbranded biologics, including how unbranded biologics are being displayed in pharmacy management systems and what pharmacists need to do to make sure they are being reimbursed appropriately.

Click here to read the article “How Should Pharmacies Handle Unbranded Biologics?” You can read full versions of current and past ComputerTalk issues at https://www.computertalk.com/issue-archive/.

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist May/June 2021

PHSL Vice President Melissa Krause and Senior Consultant Patricia Milazzo contributed to the May/June 2021 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In their Viewpoints article, Melissa and Patty discuss opportunities for pharmacists to leverage their role in the COVID-19 pandemic response in order to expand and be reimbursed for clinical services.

Click here to read the article “The Pandemic: An Opportunity for Pharmacy?” You can read full versions of current and past ComputerTalk issues at https://www.computertalk.com/issue-archive/.

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist January/February 2021

PHSL President Ann Johnson and Co-founder Tim Kosty contributed to the January/February 2021 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In their Viewpoints article, Ann and Tim discuss the operational challenges of COVID-19 vaccine administration likely to be encountered, including patient acceptance, distribution challenges, administration reimbursement, billing guidance, and NDC code differences for EUA and commercial products.

Click here to read the article “COVID-19 Vaccines – Operational Considerations”. You can read full versions of current and past ComputerTalk issues at https://www.computertalk.com/issue-archive/.

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist November/December 2020

PHSL President Ann Johnson and Senior Consultant Patricia Milazzo contributed to the November/December 2020 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In their Viewpoints article, Ann and Patricia share their predictions for the upcoming year, including the role of pharmacists in COVID-19 vaccination, 340B guidance, and USP compounding guidelines.

Click here to read the article “Predictions for 2021”. You can read full versions of current and past ComputerTalk issues at https://www.computertalk.com/issue-archive/.

ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist September/October 2020

PHSL Senior Consultant Patricia Milazzo contributed to the September/October 2020 edition of ComputerTalk for the Pharmacist. In her Viewpoints article, Patty discusses the FDA’s Inactive Ingredient Database and the pharmacist’s role in managing patients with allergies and intolerances to inactive ingredients.

Click here to read the article “Inactive Ingredients and Drug Therapy Safety”. You can read full versions of current and past ComputerTalk issues at https://www.computertalk.com/issue-archive/.