The final goodbyes have been said, the last stories told. Only the memories of Charlie Bowlus linger, the memories of the personality behind the organization that charted new directions, opened new windows, explored new possibilities and developed new ways of doing business. Only the sadness lingers. And the laughter.
The talk surrounding Hurricane Irene’s impact on the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Pharmacy and Technology Conference obscures what’s important. The real news coming out of the event is that the profession appears to be on the cusp of achieving some long-sought-after goals that will raise its standing and make it a more integral part of the health care system.