Independent Pharmacy Insights

The Top 6 Challenges Facing Community Pharmacy in 2019 - Are You Ready?

It’s hard to believe we’re heading into the fourth quarter of calendar year 2018. What’s even harder to fathom is that 2019 is closing-in fast. And, with the new year will come a whole host of new challenges your community pharmacy should prepare for.

09 / 20 / 2018 Read More

5 Easy Ways for Pharmacists to Use LinkedIn

With over 560 million professionals around the globe using LinkedIn today, it’s an industry standard for business-based, peer-to-peer social media platforms. It’s become a no-nonsense way for professionals to network themselves, build their brands and...

09 / 06 / 2018 Read More

Proactive Vaccination Protocols: The Benefits of Offering Vaccination Services In-Pharmacy

In previous blogs, we touched on how the evolution of the healthcare industry’s landscape continues to move at a rapid clip . We also examined ways pharmacists can leverage these changes to improve patient relationships, advocacy, and growth.

Because...

08 / 23 / 2018 Read More

Community Pharmacy: The Importance of Positive Community Relationships

Remember community pharmacy’s good old days when patients knew pharmacists by name and weren’t afraid to ask them questions? When the pharmacist was considered the community’s most trusted and relied-upon healthcare adviser? When the pharmacy had...

08 / 16 / 2018 Read More

4 Key Actions An Independent Pharmacy Can Take to Remain Relevant Through Advocacy

Changes in the pharmacy profession are cycling quicker and quicker as technology and healthcare advances without pause. Change is often daunting – we get comfortable in our routines and hope for as little turbulence as possible, especially when...

08 / 09 / 2018 Read More

10 Steps: The Definitive Guide to Growing Your Pharmacy

No matter how long you’ve been running your independent, local, or community pharmacy, you still want to see growth in revenue, in community standing, and in customer loyalty.

A good business strategy will help create a solid foundation, on which you...

07 / 26 / 2018 Read More

Top 3 Reasons You Need to Build A Strong Pharmacist-Customer Relationship

Merriam-Webster defines trust as a “reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something in which confidence is placed.”

Independent, local, or community pharmacies must create confidence in the communities they serve if they...

07 / 19 / 2018 Read More

5 Proven Business Skills Every Independent Pharmacy Should Have

Biology, chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry and physics. Sound familiar? These are some of the courses that make up the core curriculum for pharmacists.

While it takes a strong mind and determination to master the challenging science courses...

07 / 12 / 2018 Read More

7 Reasons Independent Pharmacies Need to Negotiate as a Group

You’ve thought about it, but you haven’t made the move yet. Or, you’re a member, but you haven’t taken full advantage of your membership.

You could have been busy trying to figure out your marketing plan, or trying to survive the latest round of...

06 / 28 / 2018 Read More

3 Services Your Community Pharmacy Can Provide To Prove You Are Moving The Needle

The pharmacy industry is well aware that government agencies and private insurers are moving away from fee-for-services models and toward value-based payment methodologies. In fact, according to the American Medical Association, payment with some form...

06 / 14 / 2018 Read More
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