How software can help pharmacies protect against risks

Posted by Justin Hesser on August 23, 2012

The pharmaceutical industry has burgeoned into a mega industry throughout the years, earning roughly $200 billion annually, according to Forbes Magazine. With an industry that deals with such high-risk items as powerful drugs, which are often illegal if used without a prescription, some instances of fake drugs have started to find their way into the market. The source also reports that these counterfeit drugs have caused over 100,000 deaths each year.

It goes without saying that pharmacies need to run a well-organized and efficient operation. In fact, a new study says this can be done not only with the implementation of tablet technology, but also dynamic software.

According to Best Practices, a consulting agency, it may be critical for pharmacies to begin implementing improved technological innovations into the daily workflow. This includes using sophisticated pharmaceutical software that can maintain the critical and, oftentimes, sensitive information that accompanies the pharmaceutical industry.

With many state law enforcement departments beginning to crack down on the illegal use of prescription drugs through the use of their own custom databases, it may benefit pharmacies to consult FileMaker developers to create dynamic software that can keep track of critical client and prescription information. FileMaker Go, for example, offers an ideal platform for tablet-based pharmaceutical software.

In addition to tracking prescription information, this software can help pharmacy administrators protect against the threat of counterfeit drugs by taking an accurate account of exactly what was given to which individual.

Data housed within pharmaceutical software can also help administrators balance drug inventory details, organize scheduled customer pick ups and manage other internal affairs such as employee hours and payroll.