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Robert Coopman Consultants

Where would we be with no generics?

Where would we be with no generics?

The numbers are in for medication spending in the U.S. for the year 2015. And the story headline could read: Thank You, Generic Medication Industry. Another headline for the same story could read: Alarming U.S. Medication Cost Increase of 12% for 2015. Both headlines would be defensibly accurate. The details are in the continuing bifurcation

Small chains show they can compete

Small chains show they can compete

Large chains — Walgreens, CVS/Pharmacy, Rite Aid and Walmart among them — receive a great deal of attention. Similarly, regional chains including Wegmans, H-E-B, Publix and Schnucks are examples of a force in their respective markets. In smaller geographical and local markets, small drug chains, competing with the aforementioned “big boys,” continue to thrive. There