independent pharmacy

NCPA workshop fosters pharmacy ownership

NCPA workshop fosters pharmacy ownership

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  – Ask pharmacist Hashim Zaibak how he came to own 11 pharmacies (all under the Hayat Pharmacy umbrella) in Milwaukee,  and he’ll tell you about a workshop he attended several years ago, conducted by the National Community Pharmacists Association. “I had wanted to own my own store since pharmacy school,” Zaibak said, “But my training was in pharmacy, not business,

Fla. community pharmacy has personal touch

Fla. community pharmacy has personal touch

Personal service remains the bailiwick of independent community pharmacies. In fact, for many consumers, that’s the chief reason for choosing an independent drug store over a chain pharmacy. The National Community Pharmacists Association highlights independents’ personal touch in a video profile of Theresa Tolle, owner of Bay Street Pharmacy in Sebastian, Fla., the only independent

Franchise invitation from Benzer Pharmacy

Franchise invitation from Benzer Pharmacy

This year, Benzer Pharmacy plans to open 20 to 30 new pharmacies. Company executives have previously said that, through its franchise program, Benzer can add 600 more stores by providing a turnkey solution for independent pharmacies to rebrand to its banner. To that end, next month Benzer plans to hold a dinner presentation to outline its franchise model and

NCPA gets set for Congressional Pharmacy Summit

NCPA gets set for Congressional Pharmacy Summit

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Later this month, hundreds of community pharmacists will head to Washington, D.C., to advocate for independent pharmacy and their patients at the National Community Pharmacists Association’s 2016 Congressional Pharmacy Summit. The two-day event, formerly known as the NCPA Legislative Conference, will feature community pharmacy and patient advocate Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R.,Wash.)

American Associated Pharmacies to acquire PIPCo

American Associated Pharmacies to acquire PIPCo

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — Pharmacy cooperative American Associated Pharmacies (AAP) plans to acquire Partners in Pharmacy Cooperative (PIPCo). Financial terms of the acquisition weren’t disclosed. AAP said late Monday that PIPCo will be rebranded and operated under the AAP banner. Plans call for PIPCo employees to be integrated into AAP’s operations and for PIPCo’s Green Bay,

AmerisourceBergen unveils new GNP support network

AmerisourceBergen unveils new GNP support network

LAS VEGAS — At its ThoughtSpot 2015 conference, which ended this weekend, AmerisourceBergen Corp. introduced a range of new capabilities for its Pharmacy Services Administration Organization that will bolster support of its Good Neighbor Pharmacy independent pharmacy network. The company said the revamped Pharmacy Services Administration Organization, renamed the Elevate Provider Network, will help community