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Independent specialty pharmacies develop turnkey solution

Independent specialty pharmacies develop turnkey solution

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Turning Point, a newly-launched distribution model made up of eight leading specialty pharmacies across the nation, announced it will begin working with drug manufacturers and payers on behalf of its member pharmacies. “Turning Point it simplifies contracting and data collection as manufacturers and payers can partner with a single entity and gain

As flu spreads, Tamiflu at issue

As flu spreads, Tamiflu at issue

Without a doubt, pharmacies of all stripes are being challenged in this busy flu season, as the number of cases nationwide continues to escalate. Just go to any drug store, and you’ll likely see a queue at the pharmacy counter and a steady flow of concerned-looking people entering and exiting the cold/cough medicine aisles. This

Good Neighbor Pharmacy empowers independents

Good Neighbor Pharmacy empowers independents

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — AmerisourceBergen Corp.’s backing, combined with the entrepreneurship of independent pharmacies, has made the company’s Good Neighbor Pharmacy network an exemplar of high-touch service, says senior vice president of community and specialty pharmacy and Good Neighbor Pharmacy president Brian Nightengale. AmerisourceBergen’s support tools and personnel enhance the inherent ability of independents to

Community pharmacy shows its resiliency

Community pharmacy shows its resiliency

Community pharmacy owners occupy a critical position in the pharmacy marketplace and, even more importantly, as health care providers in communities across the country. Most stakeholders in the profession understand the vital marketplace check and balance that independent businesses provide. If only two or three megachain drug stores existed, negotiations with payers would look very

Independent drug stores hold their own in Rx market

Independent drug stores hold their own in Rx market

More often than not, independent drug stores are overshadowed by the big retail chains. While it’s understandable why individual pharmacists who own one or two locations do not receive the same level of attention as the top pharmacy operators, the largest of which each have thousands of stores across the United States, in the aggregate

Independent pharmacies keep care at forefront

Independent pharmacies keep care at forefront

ORLANDO, Fla. — Despite pharmaceutical market changes pressuring their businesses, independent pharmacies remain a mainstay care destination for millions of Americans, according to the National Community Pharmacists Association’s 2017 NCPA Digest. NCPA said Monday that its annual benchmarking survey, sponsored by Cardinal Health Inc., finds that independent community pharmacies continue to broaden their scope of

Independents get helping hand from AmerisourceBergen

LAS VEGAS — AmerisourceBergen Corp. showcased a “newly enhanced suite of solutions” for independent pharmacies at ThoughtSpot 2017, Good Neighbor Pharmacy’s annual trade show. The solutions are designed to empower, support and differentiate independent pharmacy operators, according to AmerisourceBergen. In addition to highlighting technological and customer support solutions, the company focused on advocacy in today’s

NCPA set for Congressional Pharmacy Fly-In

NCPA set for Congressional Pharmacy Fly-In

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Starting tomorrow, hundreds of community pharmacists will be gathering in Washington, D.C., for the National Community Pharmacists Association 2017 NCPA Congressional Pharmacy Fly-In. NCPA said that on April 26 and 27 pharmacists will meet with members of Congress to advocate for a legislative agenda aimed at improving patient access to prescription drugs

Independent pharmacies step up level of care

Independent pharmacies step up level of care

  NEW ORLEANS — Independent community pharmacists are branching out care beyond traditional pharmacy services as they take a more active role in their patients’ health, according to the National Community Pharmacists Association. The 2016 NCPA Digest, sponsored by Cardinal Health Inc. and released Tuesday at NCPA’s 2016 Annual Convention, shows how independent pharmacies are

A look at four forces shaping independent Rx business

CHICAGO — In the opening general session of McKesson ideaShare 2016 in Chicago, Chris Dimos, McKesson’s senior vice president for corporate strategy and business development, highlighted four major forces impacting the health care provided by independent pharmacies. These forces — generics scale; consolidation and integration; product mix shift; and reimbursement, performance and access— are shaping

NCPA sets up Innovation Center for community pharmacy

NCPA sets up Innovation Center for community pharmacy

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association has created a new Innovation Center to provide resources to help independent pharmacies adapt to the fast-changing health care environment. NCPA said Tuesday that the Innovation Center will develop and offer programs to educate community pharmacists about emerging opportunities in the evolving health care market, as well

NCPA tells community pharmacist’s story

NCPA tells community pharmacist’s story

The National Community Pharmacists Association wants to convey the value of independent pharmacies to their communities. A new online video posted by NCPA, titled “Danny Cottrell: Independent Pharmacist and Pillar of the Community,” profiles pharmacist Danny Cottrell and his Cottrell’s Medical Center Pharmacy in Brewton, Ala., to illustrate how independent pharmacists positively impact patient care

Smith Drug taps Diplomat for specialty Rx services

Smith Drug taps Diplomat for specialty Rx services

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Smith Drug Co. is providing independent pharmacies access to specialty pharmacy services under a new partnership with Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. Smith Drug said Friday that through the Diplomat Retail Specialty Network, the drug distributor’s community pharmacy customers have 24/7 access to specialty pharmacists and technicians and services that can improve medication adherence

AmerisourceBergen, Compliant Pharmacy Alliance ink deal

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — AmerisourceBergen Corp. and the Compliant Pharmacy Alliance Cooperative (CPA) have detailed a new nine-year distribution pact for prescription drugs and over-the-counter products. AmerisourceBergen will also offer the 1,225-member pharmacy cooperative access to an array of initiatives to support pharmacists as they work toward fair reimbursement and enhanced patient outcomes. “Our members