Independent Pharmacy Insights

The Riches are in the Niches: Finding Your Community Pharmacy’s Niche


Withdeclining margins from PBMs and increased competition from chain retail pharmacies, independent pharmacies are getting creative in how they approach their community’s –– and customer’s –– needs.

Niche markets make it possible for independent...

12 / 13 / 2018 Read More

Weekly Blog: 4 Ways to Survive the Holidays with Social Media


In our last blog we talked about using your storefront to boost your holiday revenue streams. Now let’s look at four simple social media tips your independent pharmacy can use to expand your brand, boost your patients’ experiences, and extend your...

12 / 06 / 2018 Read More

Six Holiday Store-Front Tips to Make Your Bottom Line Brighter


Enjoying bottom line success during the holidays is about more than adding the right stock to your pharmacy. It’s about building and promoting a well-planned front-end, plus an enjoyable buying experience that will stick with consumers throughout...

11 / 15 / 2018 Read More

Patient Communications and Star Ratings: Four Must-Have Moves for Improvement


Star ratings are a direct measurement of health plan performance conducted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). Indirectly, they're a measure of how well your pharmacy helps boost a health plan's performance. And, you can be sure your...

11 / 08 / 2018 Read More

Curb Appeal: 5 Low-Cost, Front-End Pharmacy Refresh Strategies

Curb Appeal is defined as “the attractiveness of a property and its surroundings” or the “landscaping of a front entrance.”  And, let’s be honest, there is no denying that if you’re getting ready to spend your hard-earned money, you’re going to be...

10 / 25 / 2018 Read More

Mastering Your Message: Marketing Your Independent Pharmacy to Gain New Business

Word of mouth marketing is one of the oldest and most trusted forms of marketing. And, while technology, such as social media, has moved word of mouth marketing onto the world stage -- with raves and positive reviews potentially reaching millions of...

10 / 18 / 2018 Read More

Getting Ready for Open Enrollment – Medicare Part D

Open enrollment for Medicare is just around the corner. From October 15th to December 7th customers 65 and older will be reviewing their medical coverage and health care needs, including Medicare Part D.

10 / 11 / 2018 Read More

Adherence Alert: 4 Medication Myths Debunked

One of the biggest pain points in pharmacy (across the industry) is patient adherence, or a lack thereof. Nonadherence rates often seem off the charts. However, the true nature of medication adherence and non-adherence depends on the precision of...

09 / 27 / 2018 Read More

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
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