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July 26, 2013

Independent pharmacies enrolled in AmerisourceBergen Drug Corp.'s Good Neighbor Pharmacy Business Coaching program have experienced per-employee sales increases of 5% on average, the company said.

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — Independent pharmacies enrolled in AmerisourceBergen Drug Corp.'s Good Neighbor Pharmacy Business Coaching program have experienced per-employee sales increases of 5% on average, the company said.

July 26, 2013

With the 2013 Cardinal Health Retail Business Conference approaching, Drug Store News sat down with George Barrett, chairman and CEO of Cardinal Health, to discuss the company’s commitment to independent pharmacy.

With the 2013 Cardinal Health Retail Business Conference approaching, Drug Store News sat down with George Barrett, chairman and CEO of Cardinal Health, to discuss the company’s commitment to independent pharmacy.

DSN: What do you see as the most significant challenges facing independent pharmacies today?

July 10, 2013

Pharmacy ownership was once again a key aspect of McKesson ideaShare, as McKesson hosted its sixth annual RxOwnership program on June 29 to help advise independent pharmacy operators that are looking to buy or sell an existing store.

LAS VEGAS — Pharmacy ownership was once again a key aspect of McKesson ideaShare, as McKesson hosted its sixth annual RxOwnership program on June 29 to help advise independent pharmacy operators that are looking to buy or sell an existing store. Always well-attended, there were no empty tables at this year’s ownership transfer luncheon, which created an interactive environment for attendees to one of three different case studies: one in which a new pharmacy owner was looking to fill the void left behind in the local community by a retiring pharmacist; another involving a la

June 28, 2013

The pharmacy retail landscape may be growing increasingly competitive but independent pharmacy has an advantage — it’s in the sweet spot of providing quality patient care and personalized customer service, which independent pharmacy know how to do very well. That was a key message that new Health Mart president Steve Courtman had for attendees of the Health Mart Annual Meeting on Friday at McKesson ideaShare 2013.

LAS VEGAS — The pharmacy retail landscape may be growing increasingly competitive but independent pharmacy has an advantage — it’s in the sweet spot of providing quality patient care and personalized customer service, which independent pharmacy know how to do very well. That was a key message that new Health Mart president Steve Courtman had for attendees of the Health Mart Annual Meeting on Friday at McKesson ideaShare 2013.

June 17, 2013

Attendees of this year’s McKesson ideaShare 2013 will have access to more than 30 accredited continuing pharmacy education courses that offer invaluable insights into the latest thinking and best practices from experts in clinical services, new drug therapies, marketing, merchandising, financial management and succession planning.

Attendees of this year’s McKesson ideaShare 2013 will have access to more than 30 accredited continuing pharmacy education courses that offer invaluable insights into the latest thinking and best practices from experts in clinical services, new drug therapies, marketing, merchandising, financial management and succession planning. The continuing education at McKesson ideaShare 2013, which is provided by the Collaborative Education Institute, will be offered June 26 to June 29.

June 3, 2013

Independent pharmacy was provided a social media stepping stone with last week's announcement pairing the National Community Pharmacists Association and RxWiki. The companies announced a joint digital solutions offering that will raise the profile of independents across both social media and mobile platforms.

Independent pharmacy was provided a social media stepping stone with last week's announcement pairing the National Community Pharmacists Association and RxWiki. The companies announced a joint digital solutions offering that will raise the profile of independents across both social media and mobile platforms. 

May 30, 2013

Ownership has its privileges. Consider American Associated Pharmacies. Independent pharmacy owners who join this member-owned, national cooperative gain access to the purchasing, merchandising, distribution, managed-care contracting and back-end business services that help them compete locally on a more equal footing with their chain counterparts.

Ownership has its privileges. Consider American Associated Pharmacies. Independent pharmacy owners who join this member-owned, national cooperative gain access to the purchasing, merchandising, distribution, managed-care contracting and back-end business services that help them compete locally on a more equal footing with their chain counterparts.

May 22, 2013

Several members of Congress are requesting that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reverse a decision to prohibit independent pharmacies from delivering diabetes-testing supplies to homebound seniors.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Several members of Congress are requesting that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reverse a decision to prohibit independent pharmacies from delivering diabetes-testing supplies to homebound seniors.

April 25, 2013

Care Pharmacies Cooperative on Thursday announced that two of its member owners have recently been recognized for their individual contributions to pharmacy retailing.

LINTHICUM, Md. — Care Pharmacies Cooperative on Thursday announced that two of its member owners have recently been recognized for their individual contributions to pharmacy retailing. 

April 3, 2013

Manufacturers of health, beauty and wellness products can learn how to grow their sales at a one-day workshop offered by Hamacher Resource Group, the company said.

WAUKESHA, Wis. — Manufacturers of health, beauty and wellness products can learn how to grow their sales at a one-day workshop offered by Hamacher Resource Group, the company said Wednesday.

Hamacher announced that it would offer the workshop, How to Grow Sales Within Independent Pharmacy, at its Waukesha, Wis., headquarters on May 9, lead by VP and owners group member Dave Wendland.

March 28, 2013

Fred's will be looking to extend its pharmacy penetration to as high as 70% of all stores in the next three years.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The consumer's wallet isn't the only headwind blowing out of a still-struggling economy. Higher operating costs have also helped to undercut Fred's Super Dollar performance in the past year, Fred's CEO Bruce Efird explained to analysts Thursday morning.

March 18, 2013

CARE Pharmacies announced the addition of Mark Ey to their corporate team as director of operations.

LINTHICUM, Md. — CARE Pharmacies on Monday announced the addition of Mark Ey to their corporate team as director of operations. 

“We are very excited to have him lead our operations team,” stated CARE CEO Michael Wysong. “Mark’s unique background coupled with his longstanding track record of success make him a perfect fit to oversee our growing operational footprint.” 

January 30, 2013

Over-the-counter products across the front-end are becoming a more and more important profit driver for independent pharmacy operators, Hamacher Resource Group and the Healthcare Distribution Management Association revealed as part of new research titled "Independent Pharmacy Shoppers: Who, What, and Why?"

WAUKESHA, Wis. — Over-the-counter products across the front-end are becoming a more and more important profit driver for independent pharmacy operators, Hamacher Resource Group and the Healthcare Distribution Management Association revealed Wednesday as part of new research titled "Independent Pharmacy Shoppers: Who, What, and Why?" The report places a spotlight on the independent pharmacy front-end customer and helps identify shopper behaviors, purchase preferences and potential barriers that stand in the way of further engagement with independents.

December 5, 2012

Walgreens last month acquired UCH Pharmaceutical Services, an independent retail pharmacy based in Indiana, the company that helped broker the deal announced Wednesday.

ADDISON, Texas — Walgreens last month acquired UCH Pharmaceutical Services, an independent retail pharmacy based in Indiana, the company that helped broker the deal announced Wednesday. 

UCH is an independent retail pharmacy that provided specialty compounding services throughout Grant County, Ind. 

The Transition Companies acted as UCH’s sole M&A advisor for this transaction, which closed in November 2012.

 

 

October 26, 2012

The owner of an independent pharmacy in New York has won a national award for his diabetes education and counseling efforts.

NEW YORK — The owner of an independent pharmacy in New York has won a national award for his diabetes education and counseling efforts.

Ronald Del Gaudio, a graduate of Long Island University's College of Pharmacy, also known as LIU Pharmacy, and the owner of Kings Pharmacy in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, has won the Health Mart Diabetes Care Excellence Award from the independent pharmacy franchise company, the university said. Kings Pharmacy, a member of Health Mart, includes two pharmacies in Brooklyn and one in Manhattan.

October 12, 2012

Nearly two-thirds of pharmacy students are interested in owning a community pharmacy after graduation, according to a recent survey conducted on behalf of the National Community Pharmacists Association.

 SAN DIEGO — Nearly two-thirds of pharmacy students are interested in owning a community pharmacy after graduation, according to a recent survey conducted on behalf of the National Community Pharmacists Association. 

October 11, 2012

Hamacher Resource Group on Thursday announced it is offering its one-day workshop, "How to Grow Sales Within Independent Pharmacy," at the company's headquarters located here on Nov. 7.

WAUKESHA, Wis. — Hamacher Resource Group on Thursday announced it is offering its one-day workshop, "How to Grow Sales Within Independent Pharmacy," at the company's headquarters located here on Nov. 7. 

September 17, 2012

McKesson on Monday named Steve Courtman president of Health Mart, a franchise of 3,000 independently owned pharmacies.

SAN FRANCISCO — McKesson on Monday named Steve Courtman president of Health Mart, a franchise of 3,000 independently owned pharmacies. Courtman brings 25 years of industry experience with a track record for delivering business growth through technology, product innovation and sound leadership. 

September 11, 2012

The National Community Pharmacists Association and a number of independent pharmacy entities on Monday refiled its complaint against Express Scripts concerning its acquisition of Medco, demanding either Express Scripts be compelled to "unwind their merger" or alternatively be required to divest assets acquired from Medco.

 PITTSBURGH — The National Community Pharmacists Association and a number of independent pharmacy entities on Monday refiled its complaint against Express Scripts concerning its acquisition of Medco, demanding either Express Scripts be compelled to "unwind their merger" or alternatively be required to divest assets acquired from Medco. The independent pharmacy plaintiffs are also suing for the cost of the suit as well as "such other relief as the Court may deem just and proper."

August 27, 2012

The whole purpose of Pharmacist Society is to bring together the myriad stakeholders in the field, so it's only natural that specialty pharmacy also should have a place.

NEW YORK — The whole purpose of Pharmacist Society is to bring together the myriad stakeholders in the field, so it's only natural that specialty pharmacy also should have a place.

The Community Specialty Pharmacy Network recently joined the network and launched its first page devoted to specialty pharmacy to coincide with the National Association of Chain Drug Stores' 2012 Pharmacy & Technology Conference, currently under way in Denver.

July 27, 2012

With the Supreme Court maintaining a status quo of sorts with regard to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act last month, retail pharmacy operators are going to need to continually drive efficiencies into their businesses, McKesson chairman and CEO John Hammergren noted during the wholesaler's first-quarter conference call.

SAN FRANCISCO — With the Supreme Court maintaining a status quo of sorts with regard to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act last month, retail pharmacy operators are going to need to continually drive efficiencies into their businesses, McKesson chairman and CEO John Hammergren noted during the wholesaler's first-quarter conference call.

July 13, 2012

Eight pharmacy students have won scholarships worth $12,000, according to a group that calls itself the country's largest group purchasing organization for independent pharmacies.

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. — Eight pharmacy students have won scholarships worth $12,000, according to a group that calls itself the country's largest group purchasing organization for independent pharmacies.

The Independent Pharmacy Cooperative announced that the students were awarded scholarships of $1,500 each. The recipients of the scholarships, handed out at the IPC's 2012 Member Conference in Savannah, Ga., were awarded based on an essay competition. Matching funding came from McKesson.

July 12, 2012

Cardinal Health on Thursday kicked off its Retail Business Conference, the company’s annual trade show for independent pharmacies catering to more than 7,000 attendees.

ORLANDO, Fla. — Cardinal Health on Thursday kicked off its Retail Business Conference, the company’s annual trade show for independent pharmacies catering to more than 7,000 attendees.

July 6, 2012

Independent pharmacy owner-operators, by definition, stand somewhat alone. It’s the nature of their calling, and it defines their particular brand of pharmacy retailing as a responsive, patient-focused center for community care and high-touch, individualized personal service.

LAS VEGAS — Independent pharmacy owner-operators, by definition, stand somewhat alone. It’s the nature of their calling, and it defines their particular brand of pharmacy retailing as a responsive, patient-focused center for community care and high-touch, individualized personal service.

July 6, 2012

Community pharmacy is a profession, but it’s also a business. To that end, McKesson has over the past three years provided a comprehensive and confidential online resource for prospective pharmacy buyers and sellers and for students interested in a career in independent pharmacy.

LAS VEGAS — Community pharmacy is a profession, but it’s also a business. To that end, McKesson has over the past three years provided a comprehensive and confidential online resource for prospective pharmacy buyers and sellers and for students interested in a career in independent pharmacy.