Technology is crucial to building on the momentum pharmacies gained during the pandemic. Retailers and suppliers on the following pages delve into how technological advances can free up pharmacists for greater patient interaction and to provide new services. They discuss the integral role of technology in pharmacy offerings from vaccinations to help with home diagnostics.
The pandemic and resultant staff shortages continue to heighten challenges for pharmacists, making them ever more dependent on technological advances. In this virtual roundtable, retailers and suppliers probe the implications of COVID-19 for pharmacy technology at this juncture. They also ponder what the future may hold, whether there is a return to normal or not.
LINTHICUM, Md. — CARE Pharmacies is continuing to make its mark in the industry with new programs and initiatives to serve its growing membership that has seen its footprint rise to almost 130 pharmacies in 23 states. The Maryland-based company has added to its track record of growth by watching its sales expand to almost
LINTHICUM, Md. – CARE Pharmacies Cooperative Inc., one of the country’s fastest growing chains of independent community retail and specialty pharmacies, has made GrayRobinson, an AmLaw 200 full-service law and government consulting firm, its preferred provider of legal services. GrayRobinson shareholders Kenneth McArthur Jr. and Rupasri “Rupa” Lloyd will lead the team supporting CARE. CARE,
LINTHICUM, Md. — CARE Pharmacies Cooperative Inc. recently announced the appointment of Sherri Cherman to the 2021 Board of Directors and reappointed Christine Lee-Wilson, and Paul Vitale to serve additional terms. “We are fortunate to have Paul and Christine stay on as Board Members and have Sherri join our team, “said Mike Wysong, Chief Executive
The pandemic has brought pharmacists to the fore as essential providers in a health care system under duress. The role of technology in the efficient operation of pharmacies has never been more critical. In this virtual roundtable, retailers and suppliers discuss what COVID-19 has meant for pharmacy technology thus far, and what the future may
The year that was like no other is over, and pharmacy operators are looking forward to more normal times, at least starting around summer. One question is how much the elevated status of pharmacists during the pandemic will propel long-term gains for the profession. On the following pages top industry executives address that question and
For five of the past six years, Care Pharmacies has earned a place on the National Retail Federation’s Hot 100 list. In this week’s Video Forum, Mike Wysong, the company’s chief executive officer, talks about the reasons behind Care’s robust growth, collaboration among its members, and efforts to bolster sales outside the pharmacy department.
BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. – Critical trends, information and relationships fueled a highly productive 2020 National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Regional Chain Conference, held here February 2-4. Mike Wysong, 2020 NACDS Regional Chain Conference chairman and chief executive officer, CARE Pharmacies, opened the event by commending attendees for being active “seekers” of the ideas,
LINTHICUM, MD — CARE Pharmacies Cooperative Inc. has named Lionel Phillips and Dean Gruber to its 2019 Board of Directors. Both appointees have been recognized nationally for their continued contributions to community and retail pharmacy. “We are fortunate to add these two dynamic industry veterans to our leadership team”, said Mike Wysong, CEO of CARE Pharmacies.
LINTHICUM, Md. — CARE Pharmacies, a member-owned cooperative of independent community and specialty pharmacies, promoted Wafaa Berrady earlier this month to vice president of finance. In her new role, Berrady will oversee all the chain level financial functions of the growing cooperative drug chain. “Mrs. Berrady has been instrumental in helping CARE Pharmacies serve its customers for
“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