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Benzer Pharmacy rolls out MTM services

Benzer Pharmacy rolls out MTM services

TAMPA, Fla. — Benzer Pharmacy is adding medication therapy management (MTM) to the list of clinical services it provides. The MTM services being offered include pharmacotherapy consultation, progress check-ins, anticoagulation management, health and wellness programs, immunizations and medication therapy reviews. “Medication therapy management is a patient-centric approach to bridge the gap between pharmacists and patients,”

2017 Retail Forecast: Times Are A Changin’

2017 Retail Forecast: Times Are A Changin’

“The times they are a changin’,” Nobel laureate Bob Dylan sang in 1964. It’s as true now as it was 53 years ago, especially for the chain drug industry. With the incoming administration of Donald Trump, all bets are off with health care. The Affordable Care Act appears set for demise, but no one in

Benzer Pharmacy joins American Pharmacy Purchasing Alliance

Benzer Pharmacy joins American Pharmacy Purchasing Alliance

TAMPA, Fla. — Benzer Pharmacy has joined the American Pharmacy Purchasing Alliance (APPA), a pharmacy purchasing association. All of Benzer’s more than 60 pharmacy locations nationwide will be members of the alliance, according to Benzer Pharmacy president Alpesh Patel. “We are excited to announce that all Benzer pharmacies will be joining this alliance that offers

Benzer Pharmacy serves up Rx adherence solution

Benzer Pharmacy serves up Rx adherence solution

TAMPA, Fla. — Benzer Pharmacy is addressing the medication nonadherence problem by offering a custom pill tray for patients on multiple medicines. The once-weekly dispensing system, accommodating patients taking over 10 medications in a day, provides daily removable cartridges that can be carried in a purse, briefcase or coat pocket. Benzer said the pill tray is

Benzer Pharmacy opens online store for DME

Benzer Pharmacy opens online store for DME

TAMPA, Fla. — Benzer Pharmacy has launched an online store for durable medical equipment (DME). The pharmacy chain said Monday that the website,  BenzerMedicalEquipment.com, offers a broad selection of DME products, spanning such categories as aids to daily living, back and neck therapy, beds and accessories, casting supplies, convalescent care, diabetes care, edema products, electrotherapy,

Benzer Pharmacy gains URAC specialty Rx accreditation

Benzer Pharmacy gains URAC specialty Rx accreditation

TAMPA, Fla. — Benzer Pharmacy has received specialty pharmacy accreditation from health standards body URAC. The drug chain said that the Benzer Pharmacy in Auburndale, Fla., has been granted full accreditation pursuant to Specialty Pharmacy, Version 2.1. The URAC accreditation process demonstrates a commitment to quality services and serves as a framework to improve business

Benzer Pharmacy looks to ramp up expansion

Benzer Pharmacy looks to ramp up expansion

TAMPA, Fla. — Benzer Pharmacy this year aims to continue the aggressive growth it achieved last year. The drug chain said Monday that it opened a new store in Hendersonville, Tenn., expanding its network to more than 50 stores in nine states. That followed several pharmacy openings in Florida during late 2015, including in Tampa

Benzer Pharmacy steadily grows base of stores

Benzer Pharmacy steadily grows base of stores

TAMPA, Fla. — Pushing ahead with its expansion, Benzer Pharmacy has opened a pair of new locations and earned recognition in its home state for rapid growth. The Tampa-based retail pharmacy chain last week opened stores in Brandon and Jacksonville, Fla. It now has about 50 stores overall, with locations in Florida, Michigan, Virginia, North

Benzer Pharmacy makes Inc. 5000 list

Benzer Pharmacy makes Inc. 5000 list

TAMPA, Fla. — Benzer Pharmacy has made this year’s Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies, coming in at No. 1500. The drug chain said Monday that companies making the 2015 Inc. 5000 list were ranked according to percentage of revenue growth between 2011 and 2014. Benzer Pharmacy generated sales growth of 274% during