Independent Pharmacy Insights

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

Making a Case: Is your Independent Pharmacy Ready to Branch into Specialty Pharmacy

Specialty pharmacy services are the fastest growing segment of the pharmaceutical market in the U.S. With industry projections tracked at a 20percent growth rate per year, and specialty drugs accounting for 28 percent of the pharmacy industry’s ...

01 / 29 / 2018 Read More

Bridging the Healthcare Gap: Independent Pharmacies and Low-Cost Access to Flu Vaccinations

Preparing customers for flu season has always been a priority for pharmacies – both big and small. Now, with 2018’s flu season proving to be exceptionally aggressive, and this year’s H3N2 strain evolving into one of the nastiest and most pervasive...

01 / 26 / 2018 Read More

Virtual Retail Pharmacy: Can You Survive Amazon’s Disruption to the Traditional Pharmacy Structure?

Independent and specialty pharmacies have always had their share of obstacles in the industry. Over the past few years, hurdles such as pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), smaller, more-focused markets, short shelf lives, and maintaining a healthy,...

12 / 27 / 2017 Read More

Identifying Opportunity: 3 Key Ways to Present Your Pharmacy as a Good Health Destination

Independent pharmacies consistently ask themselves what they need to make their organization more professional, engaging, and, in return, more profitable.

Many pharmacies stick to the same worn-out approaches and concepts, which can result in...

12 / 26 / 2017 Read More

Innovative Thinking: Using Retail and Marketing Strategies to Build Independent Pharmacy Businesses

Competitive pricing is a major player in customer retention. Yet it comes to owning and running a successful independent pharmacy, financial success requires more than simply offering discounted drug prices. 

12 / 22 / 2017 Read More

Robert F. Hungridge Joins AlliantRx as Northern NJ and Manhattan Territory Sales Account Manager

Having a talented and proven team of healthcare specialists, advocates, and pharmacy-oriented business professionals is a keystone in the success of AlliantRx and our member pharmacies.  Our pledge to “do more for you” is more than a promise, it’s a...

11 / 30 / 2017 Read More
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