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  • December 23, 2021

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    Dear Hiring Managers, I’ll be frank: stop making counteroffers and getting people to stay after they resign!  In today’s talent landscape, a counteroffer is similar to a significant other breaking up with you and begging them to stay. Not because you love them or really even want them to stay; the relationship has been stagnant

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  • December 21, 2021

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      As 2021 comes to a close, it's time to reflect on how the past year (or two) has radically altered the job market across all industries - including specialty pharmacy. The expectations of the hiring process and how employees perform their duties have evolved. Alongside this evolution, the demand for specific knowledge and experience

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  • December 9, 2021

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      The Remedy Group had the opportunity to attend Asembia's 2021 Specialty Pharmacy Summit in Las Vegas. This year's summit honed in on a post-pandemic outlook for specialty pharmacy. Key topics included: Growth in the industry The battle for control of the specialty patient Market access channels getting more organized, causing new risks and potential

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  • August 26, 2021

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    It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that today’s hiring market climate is best described as candidate-driven and extremely competitive. Because there aren't enough people looking for work to fill the number of open positions, it’s more important than ever that companies focus on retaining top performers. With retention at the forefront, you may

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  • August 26, 2021

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    Having a solid plan for attracting and recruiting top talent is the only way to be successful in meeting your company's hiring goals. But in today’s highly competitive job market, recruiting and hiring are more challenging than ever. Open positions not only impact productivity, but vacancies also come at a hefty cost—the average vacancy costs

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  • July 26, 2021

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    People focus more on soaking in rays and going on vacation than looking for a job in the summertime.  As a result, attracting candidates during these months can feel like fishing while using a gummy worm as bait.  These circumstances are nothing to necessarily worry about. Businesses of all shapes and sizes perform better in

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  • July 26, 2021

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    Living in the information age, everybody has a voice. And many of those voices are loud. Yet, there’s something that rings as true now as it did hundreds of years ago:  Money talks loudest, especially in a candidate-driven market.  Plus, with skyrocketing costs of living, top performers must jump on the most profitable opportunities.  Now,

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  • July 1, 2021

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    In recent times, even before COVID-19 was a word in anybody’s vocabulary, you might have noticed a shift in how your job candidates and interviewees behaved.  Sure, the pandemic might have tilted things back in favor of the employer--but that was short-term.  With the threat of the pandemic lessening, candidates are in the driver’s seat

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  • July 1, 2021

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    The current unemployment rate has dropped back down to 5.8%, bringing us that much closer to the 4% enjoyed pre-COVID. As such, the pendulum has swung back once more to favor candidates in what has become an incredibly competitive 2021 job market.  What does this mean for employers dragging out their hiring process, who fear

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  • April 30, 2021

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    Back in 2019, it was projected that e-pharmacies would be worth $107.53 billion by 2025.  Since that year, things have undoubtedly changed--which is an understatement, to say the least. The digitization of healthcare has come fast and furious during the pandemic, from virtual appointments to self-diagnosis tools. It’s only natural the pharmacies would embrace these

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  • April 30, 2021

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    Why should business leaders want to support and advance women in the workplace? Other than fairness and equality - which should be driving factors - there are direct results for your bottom line. According to a Gallup study, business units with gender diversity show above-average revenue compared to those without gender diversity.  Furthermore, teams diverse

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  • March 29, 2021

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    Everybody loves to talk about how quickly technology is evolving--not that this blog is about to dip into some tech deep dive. Instead, there’s a parallel for the speed at which the world - and its people - are changing.  Because of these rapid societal shifts, people’s values and core beliefs change along with them.

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  • May 30, 2018

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    Regulation is coming to the medical marijuana industry, and when it does many producers may find themselves lagging behind, struggling to meet the new industry-wide standards. Many experts are expecting federal regulation in the future, from the likes of the Food and Drug Administration, which will require medical marijuana to adhere to strict protocols. Although

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  • May 26, 2018

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    A recent collaboration between Hewlett-Packard and Flowhub has sparked excitement across the industry and has many wondering what the entrance of brand names could mean for the industry. Supporting businesses and industries are growing right alongside the cannabis industry. In fact, the cannabis market has a high multiplier-effect, which is attractive to many companies considering

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  • May 25, 2018

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    Patients are increasingly likely to use Yelp to rate their care experience and pick a provider, but not all providers have welcomed the influx of anonymous online reviews with open arms. Often, patients prefer Yelp's narrative text reviews to other star-based ratings systems, and according to a Manhattan Institute report, Yelp reviews actually correlate with

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  • May 23, 2018

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    One state hospital association has stopped providing an annual seminar to new doctors on starting a practice. AUTHOR- Les Masterson More physicians, especially young doctors, are turning to hospitals for employment rather than running their own practice, spurred by the rise of value-based payments and population health. The trend can have the effect of raising costs, however,

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  • May 20, 2018

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    We understand influence. We learned as far back as high school that our social status relied heavily on the people we spent the most time with: the jocks, the nerds, or the social outcasts. We know that teenagers who spend time with the wrong crowd will likely succumb to its influence. Business philosopher Jim Rohn famously said

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  • May 18, 2018

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    https://youtu.be/WzAdQIa5vmM Troy Trygstad, PharmD, MBA, PhD: What’s your assessment of the effect on the patient—out there in the frontlines, in the community—where you’re seeing that patient many, many times a year, when you have that relationship with the prescriber in the community, and there’s an interaction, and a dialogue, and professional trust, and you communicate with

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  • May 14, 2018

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    Uncontrolled asthma is rampant. When any asthma patient visits the pharmacy to have prescriptions filled, he or she is considerably more likely to have uncontrolled asthma than to have well controlled disease. Community pharmacists should recognize this fact and intervene, but do they? The sad fact is that pharmacists can successfully educate patients, and help

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  • May 14, 2018

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    Disparity in cancer care for patients with HIV and those who do not have HIV is large and significant, and new guidelines released by the The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) aim to ensure that people living with HIV who are diagnosed with cancer receive safe, necessary treatment. "For most cancers, people living with HIV

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  • April 24, 2018

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    Specialty pharmacy is no longer simply set apart by the medication it dispenses. As a result of the patients it serves — whose conditions span disease states from oncology and rare diseases to cystic fibrosis and others that require high-cost, specialized medication — specialty pharmacy has expanded the scope of its services to patients, as

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  • April 21, 2018

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    The specialty pharmacy market will continue to gain ground within the overall pharmaceutical market, according to a report from the HDA Research Foundation. In 2016, specialty pharmacy was 40% of the $450 billion pharmaceutical market, compared to 30% of the $318 billion market in 2012. Specialty sales in 2016 rose 11% over 2015 sales, to

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  • April 14, 2018

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    Where does your pharmacy school or alma mater rank among others? The 50 Best Pharmacy Schools Ranked in 2016 US News & World Report just released its 2016 rankings of the best pharmacy schools in the nation. Schools were ranked on a scale from 1 (marginal) to 5 (outstanding) based on peer assessment surveys distributed to

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  • April 11, 2018

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    Breast cancer is a disease in which there is uncontrolled growth of breast cells. It’s estimated that approximately 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime and just under 40,000 women will die from the disease in 2018. Studies suggest that breast cancer death rates have been decreasing

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  • April 7, 2018

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    Important Factors in Treating Type 2 Diabetes | Experts Dhiren Patel, PharmD, CDE, BC-ADM, BCACP, and Javier Morales, MD, review key understandings for both patients and providers regarding the optimal management of type 2 diabetes, including considerations for patient education, micro- or macrovascular complications, and multidisciplinary approaches. Dhiren Patel, PharmD, CDE, BC-ADM, BCACP: When talking to

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  • April 5, 2018

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    How to Hire the best candidates every time!  Written by: Christopher Drashner, Managing Partner at The Remedy Group I’m in the business of hiring. In my nearly 20 years in headhunting, I and my company have placed thousands of people throughout the country. Therefore I know a thing or two about best practices when it

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  • April 2, 2018

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    Health agencies warn against synthetic cannabinoids | Multiple incidences of severe bleeding prompted has prompted the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to issue a warning this week about the dangers of synthetic cannabinoids. In 6 reported cases, severe bleeding occurred after each individual affected had used synthetic cannabinoids, which are colloquially known as "fake

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  • April 1, 2018

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    Using Vitamin Supplementation to Help Lower Blood Glucose. Although it's unclear how many people who have diabetes use complementary and alternative medications to lower blood glucose, researchers indicate that this is an ‘emerging trend.’ A number of complementary and alternative medications can potentially lower blood sugar, and many patients look at these substances as more natural than

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  • March 10, 2018

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    US pharmacists moving abroad, beware. You may have to take a pay cut, considering that pharmacists in the United States tend to receive higher salaries than their counterparts in other countries. See how the United States ranks against some other high-paying countries for pharmacists below: 1. United States Pharmacist average salary: $107,000 to $118,000 While

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  • March 7, 2018

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    According to the World Health Organization, approximately 257 million people are living with hepatitis B (HepB) virus infection. HepB is preventable with routine vaccinations. Four recombinant HepB vaccines are used in the United States. Single or multiple-antigen vaccine formulations are recommended for patients of all ages. Researchers from the CDC assessed adverse effects (AEs) following

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  • March 3, 2018

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    Content Shared from Pharmacy Times https://youtu.be/dd_AlZW52fo Troy Trygstad, PharmD, MBA, PhD; Dhiren Patel, PharmD; and Steven Peskin, MD, MBA, examine the benefits of value-based payment models for the pharmacy and the long-term impact on diabetes-related outcomes. Troy Trygstad, PharmD, MBA, PhD: Let’s do a radical hypothetical, Dhiren. The radical hypothetical is: a purchaser comes to your

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  • March 3, 2018

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    Pharmacists have once again been ranked among the most honest and ethical professionals in the United States, according to the results of the latest Gallup poll on the topic. Of the survey’s 1049 respondents, 62% rated the honesty and ethical standards of pharmacists as “high” or “very high.” This percentage of favorable responses was the

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  • February 14, 2018

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    Specialty pharmacies service patients who require high-cost or “high-touch” medications for treating rare, chronic, or complex disease states such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, hepatitis C, rheumatoid arthritis, and rare genetic disorders. Products dispensed by specialty pharmacies include oral, injectable, and intravenous (IV) medications, ranging from those approved by the FDA up to 7 decades ago

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  • February 14, 2018

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    Nearly half of patients taking medications for chronic disease discontinue the drugs or do not take them as prescribed, according to the FDA. While these treatments can help patients who take them properly, many have narrow pharmacokinetic and adverse effect profiles. As a result, poor adherence increases the risk of complications and worsens outcomes for

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  • February 14, 2018

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    After experiencing the shift toward generic acceptance in retail pharmacy, specialty pharmacy providers (SPPs) rightfully longed for a future buoyed by generics in the specialty channel. After all, generics provide the same clinical benefits as their innovator products, but at a lower cost and with a potentially higher margin. Although seemingly illogical, it is important

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  • February 14, 2018

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    The FDA had approved 35 new specialty medications in 2017 at the time of this writing. This is more than twice as many specialty approvals as in 2016 (17) and tops the 33 specialty drugs approved in 2015. In the second half of 2017 alone, FDA-approved specialty drugs included several cancer therapies, a biologic for

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  • February 14, 2018

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    1. Rising Cost of Specialty Products Specialty products can alter or eradicate diseases that have long plagued humanity, increasing both quality of life and length of life span overall. However, progress and innovation come with a high price tag. Drug approvals have shifted more toward the specialty market, as has the focus for investment from many

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  • November 5, 2017

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    BANNOCKBURN, Ill., Oct. 4, 2017 – Option Care Enterprises, Inc., one of the leading providers of home and alternate treatment site infusion therapy services, is the first national home infusion company to achieve accreditation at each of its compounding pharmacies by the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB). This ensures they meet or exceed the most

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  • November 5, 2017

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    UPCOMING WEBINAR: November 7, 2017, 1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET Steven Bennet Nearly every day, independent specialty pharmacies face industry changes that threaten their businesses. This year, two changes have been especially impacting – the implementation of the NADAC pricing benchmark and enhanced and aggressive prior authorization protocols and policies implemented by PBMs. Unfortunately, the

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  • July 4, 2017

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    The Remedy Group launches new website, brings all its brands under one roof.

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  • January 28, 2016

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    The Remedy Group, LLC, a Portland based provider of growth strategy and hiring solutions, was recognized as a Top Staffing Firm in Oregon and Southwest Washington in 2015. The list is compiled by the Portland Business Journal.

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  • October 30, 2015

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    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I waited until the second to the last day to write this because I didn’t want to. I don’t want to be aware of breast cancer. I don’t want there to be only one Awareness Month when it should be every month.

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  • September 23, 2014

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    The Remedy Group, a retained search firm focused on specialty pharmacies and managed care organizations, has announced that Terry Souwannamuang has joined the firm as an Account Manager.

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  • January 3, 2014

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    No matter how many times we coach candidates on why they should never accept a counter-offer from their employer when they put in their notice to resign, it never ceases to amaze me how many just cant resist the urge to take it.

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  • April 4, 2013

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    The Remedy Group is proud to announce the official launch of our new website.  In order to continue our outstanding service to our clients and candidates, The Remedy Group's new website provides a user friendly interface that is simple to use and easy to navigate.

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