TIME MACHINES

With the Medicare Part D prescription drug program nearing its January 2006 start date, pharmacies are using technology to buy more time with patients.Demand for more one-on-one time with pharmacists is expected to increase as beneficiaries seek assistance in enrolling in the program. The promise of compensation for pharmacists taking an active part in patient therapy will play a role as well.Part

With the Medicare Part D prescription drug program nearing its January 2006 start date, pharmacies are using technology to buy more time with patients.

Demand for more one-on-one time with pharmacists is expected to increase as beneficiaries seek assistance in enrolling in the program. The promise of compensation for pharmacists taking an active part in patient therapy will play a role as well.

Part of the new law allows for Medication Therapy Management programs in which phar

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