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Cardinal Health Point-of-Care Testing Program

Cardinal Health’s Point-of-Care Testing Program provides tools and resources that allows retail pharmacies to offer flu and strep testing to their patients and position their pharmacy as a health and wellness destination. With higher margins than oral-dispensed pharmaceuticals, implementing a rapid diagnostics practice can help promote business sustainability and profitability.


  • Capitalize on the growing rapid diagnostic testing market while increasing over-the-counter product purchases
  • Reinforce your pharmacy as a health and wellness destination in your community

Program Highlights:

As a member, you will have access to these program components:

  • 24/7 access to a member-only web-based Resource Center
  • Influenza and strep protocols which outline the process to screen patients for testing eligibility as well as dose medication
  • Physician collaborative practice agreements which enable pharmacists with prescriptive authority*
  • Automated reader device and starter kit including flu and strep tests
  • Training on test administration, sample collection and document completion
  • Forms, templates and documentation to establish a flu and strep testing program
  • Diagnosis and treatment Continuing Education courses
  • Starter kit of promotional marketing materials

Best practices for community pharmacies.

Independent pharmacists ensure that their patients and communities receive the best care, every single day. Through unique, innovative programs and initiatives that streamline workflow and improve efficiency, their best practices define the spirit of independent pharmacies and support others in becoming destinations for wellness in their communities.

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Midtown Pharmacy believes that diabetes education is the foundation for their patients to adopt healthier lifestyles and make better decisions. Owner and pharmacist Rob Cochran talks about how Midtown Pharmacy leverages education to help patients can lower their risk of complications and improve their quality of life.

Medication Therapy Management in action: Real cases, real results

Numbers speak louder than words. Watching Medication Therapy Management (MTM) in action makes it easier to understand why it can produce an impressive return on investment.

Good Medicine: How to improve med adherence and your bottom line

Customer Best Practices: In 2009, pharmacist Mike Wilhoit, owner of a four-store family business called Mac's Pharmacy in Knoxville, Tenn., saw a big patient need around medication adherence.