Independent Pharmacy Insights

Social Media Series Part 2: Finding Your Customers in the Socialsphere

Welcome to Part 2 of our Social Media Series!

In our last blog, we talked about Social Media 101. To recap the basics, we:

  • Established the importance of social media as a marketing tool for the independent pharmacy industry
  • Examined how social media...
05 / 10 / 2018 Read More

Social Media Series Part 1: How Social Media Can Help Grow Independent Pharmacies

Social media and networking is not all fun and games despite the photos, videos, games, and late-night tweets. In fact, social media is one of the most valuable and accessible marketing tools the independent pharmacy has in its pocket — literally....

05 / 03 / 2018 Read More

The 21st Century Pharmacy - Part 3: Stop Being Anti-Social: Social Media Has Positive Side Effects for Pharmacies

It’s been argued that social media is not technology. But, if you look up social media, of of its definitions describes it as “forms of electronic communication (such as websites for social networking and microblogging)” (1). What is electronic...

04 / 26 / 2018 Read More

The 21st Century Pharmacy: Part 2 - Tap into Technology: How Pharmacies Can Benefit From, and Grow More, Using Traditional and Emerging Technologies


The future of Independent Pharmacy is increasingly reliant on the adoption of new technological innovations that are emerging in the pharmaceutical field today.  Pharmacies also have a long history of being slow to warm up to technology.  This...

04 / 12 / 2018 Read More

The 21st Century Pharmacy: Build with the Basics – Part 1: The SWOT Analysis


Everywhere you look these days you’re apt to see another pharmacy giant. But let’s be honest here, while these giants compete against each other for the lion’s share of the pharmaceutical market, the independent and local community pharmacies aren’t...

04 / 05 / 2018 Read More

AlliantRx Member Representatives are Hitting the Conference Circuit


We’re coming into the spring pharmaceutical conference season –– a time when some of the smartest and most informed minds in the business meet up to discuss everything from disruptions within the market, to advancements in technology, to the value...

03 / 29 / 2018 Read More

The Pharmaceutical Trifecta: Using Technology to Improve Healthcare

In our previous blog, we touched on the rapidly evolving landscape of the U.S. healthcare market by looking at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently passed value-based payment models (1) and how pharmacies could find...

03 / 15 / 2018 Read More

Value-Based Payment Models: Can Pharmacies Find Opportunity in CMS’s MIPS and APMs?

The healthcare landscape in the United States is rapidly evolving. In 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its Final Rule of Medicare Access and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Act (MACRA). ...

03 / 08 / 2018 Read More

Rebate Sharing: A Way to Lower Drug Costs or Sleight of Hand?

What if seniors who enrolled in Medicare’s Part D prescription benefit were allowed to participate in the same prescription drug rebates that PBMs negotiate on behalf of insurers?

In an effort to make good on his campaign promise to lower prescription...

02 / 27 / 2018 Read More

Independent Pharmacy: Trends to Know for 2018

With 2017 in the books, it’s time to turn our attention, once again, to what independent pharmacies might expect in the coming year.  Industry trends change — often.  And, independent pharmacies must stay up-to-date on these evolutions to remain...

01 / 30 / 2018 Read More
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