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The Future of CIRS

By: Andrew Heyman, MD, MHSA

It is difficult, if not dangerous, to predict the future. But trends and good data can point the way toward possibilities and probabilities. There is momentum building in our understanding of Chronic Inflammatory Response  Syndrome (CIRS), and the science has grown exponentially in the past 18 months thanks to transcriptomics. This new knowledge is sweeping our efforts forward in a  more defined direction while we hone our understanding of the disease. The future is coming into focus.

There are also larger moving parts within the general CIRS practitioner community and even external social and market forces that seem to be creating a set of likely outcomes that are both exciting and important.

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CBD: How Exactly Does It Work?

From A4M Partner Pharmacy Podcast Network‘s Magazine
By Todd S. Eury

The controversy surrounding CBD’s use as a treatment option for pain and other medical conditions hasn’t stopped it from skyrocketing to fame.

Today, CBD is one of the fastest growing industries globally with a projected market value of $23.7 billion by 2023. Last year, 14% of Americans admitted to using CBD, while 64% of seniors who tried CBD said it helped somehow. Let’s take a closer look at what CBD is and how it works:

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American Pharmacy Purchasing Alliance Receives A4M Partnership of the Month Award

The American Pharmacy Purchasing Alliance (APPA) is excited and humbled to be recognized as the A4M Partner of the Month. This comes at an exciting time as APPA is officially deploying their suite of fully managed pharmacy success solutions to the market. Pharmacy owners will enjoy a wealth of profitable turn-key benefits which are included in membership: New Patient Acquisition, Diversified Clinical Services, Population Health Management & Protected Group Purchasing with DIR Fee Insurance.

The American Pharmacy Purchasing Alliance has teamed up with industry leaders such as A4M, AmerisourceBergen, SureCost, PremierRX, MicroMerchant Systems, RXVIP & More to deploy an end-to-end solution engaging Payors, Providers, Patients, Pharmacies, Wholesalers & Manufacturers. The goal: to create a mobile integrated care team focused on delivering better patient care & lower costs.

APPA is a community of pharmacy owners, pharmaceutical experts and professionals dedicated towards the recognition and advancement of the specialized industry pharmacy, patient care and pharmaceutical purchasing. At APPA, we strive to represent a collective and unmistakable voice.

“Pharmacy Owners have fought an uphill battle for the last five years and deserve some much-needed relief from costly DIR Fees. Our fully managed Population Health model provides Independent Pharmacies with the clinical resources they need to be successful in today’s value-based care environment. APPA is much more than coaching. We’re actually doing the work.”  ~Nathan Purcell – Chief Executive Officer

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