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Lee Ann Stember president and chief executive officer at the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs

Number of independent pharmacies in U.S. increasing

Number of independent pharmacies in U.S. increasing

WASHINGTON — The number of independent pharmacies in the United States increased in 2020, according to a new analysis of pharmacy data. Pharmacy data from the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs, analyzed by the healthcare analytics firm Quest Analytics, shows the overall number of independent pharmacy stores increased by 449 between January 2020 and

Pharmacy Outlook: Lee Ann Stember, NCPDP

Pharmacy Outlook: Lee Ann Stember, NCPDP

The chaos and uncertainty of the pandemic, a polarizing political climate and continued civil unrest have challenged us — as individuals and organizations — and given us the opportunity to learn, grow and even redefine who we strive to be in our new normal. These are the times when we cling even closer to our