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Inside This Issue - Opinion

NACDS Annual Meeting is all about people

Gone are the days when significant events either triggered or highlighted a chain drug industry gathering. The occasional acquisition, the random executive promotion, an excursion into a new market, a new format experiment — these are largely relics of another age.

Pessina relentless in pursuit of global vision

Stefano Pessina, executive chairman of Alliance Boots, earlier this month demonstrated the dynamism that has made him one of the world’s most accomplished businessmen, forging a deal that will take his company into the burgeoning Latin American marketplace.

Personalized medicine and the future of pharmacy

Personalized medicine is broadly defined as the individual customization of health care — medical decisions, practices or treatment. For the community pharmacy industry, the impact of this trend is an over-the-horizon disruptor that will impact, among other things, the work flow in the retail pharmacy, the expectations of the pharmacists and the industry operating model. The industry is only beginning to become aware of the tectonic shift that is coming.