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California State Board of Pharmacy Announces New CE Requirements

The California State Board of Pharmacy has recently announced new continuing education (CE) requirements for California pharmacists. California pharmacists must now submit proof of 30 hours of CE every two years, and two of those must be used for a law and ethics course provided by the Board. This new CE requirement will take effect… Read more »

California Pharmacists

California Pharmacists Feel the Pressure

Medi-Cal’s planned clawback recoupment is putting an even greater squeeze on community pharmacy and jeopardizing patient healthcare. The California Pharmacist Association (CPhA) is asking for your help. Through legislation and advocacy, CPhA leads the battle against the Department of Healthcare Services (DHCS), who oversees Medi-Cal. The critical decision made by DHCS to not carve out… Read more »

Karina Paavola

New WSPC Team Member: Welcome Karina Paavola

We’re excited to welcome Karina Paavola to our team as WSPC’s new Account Manager! Karina’s career began as a national sales representative covering 25 states and supporting small local teams, colleges, and communities with their sports apparel needs after graduating from Linfield College. She graduated from Linfield in 2014 with a Major in Business Management… Read more »

Deanna Bush

New WSPC Team Member: Welcome Deanna Bush

We’re excited to welcome Deanna Bush to our team as WSPC’s new Senior Vice President and COO! Deanna has over 25 years in the pharmacy healthcare industry – with a focus on relationship building, business growth, people leadership and talent development. She has extensive industry experience with all types of business partners; Retail and Specialty… Read more »

WSPC 2019 Member Meeting

Highlights from WSPC’s 10th Annual Leadership and Membership Meeting

Recently, WSPC celebrated our 10th Annual Leadership and Membership meeting in Portland, OR. Representing a cooperative of independent pharmacies is fundamental in how WSPC shines to drive member value. In response to the member survey, the WSPC leadership team gathered to share ideas and information and to plan for the future. We know community pharmacy… Read more »

CPESN Helps WSPC Members Improve Health Outcomes and Decrease Costs

CPESN is reimagining healthcare delivery in America. Rooted in the belief that community-based pharmacy is the untapped resource to value-based care delivery, CPESN USA is a clinically integrated network of community pharmacies that coordinates patient care with broader care teams to provide medication optimization activities and enhanced services for high-risk patients. CPESN’s services are helping… Read more »

In Memory of WSPC Co-Founder, Bob Dominguez

Bob Dominguez, our WSPC co-founder and friend, passed away peacefully at home Sunday, March 17, 2019. Our family of pharmacies were brought together to share ideas with Bob at the helm leading by example in his natural and affable manner. This year we celebrate 10 years of forging stronger relationships, building better teams, and creating… Read more »

Member Spotlight: Monte Vista Pharmacy

Member Spotlight: Monte Vista Pharmacy

Monte Vista Pharmacy: Montclair, CA Owners: Hank Mohrmann, RPh, and Ray Gonzalez, Jr, MS, MBA Hank Mohrmann, RPh is the Pharmacist in Charge and Ramon (Ray) Gonzalez, Jr, MS, MBA is a Technician and Operations Manager. Together, they own and operate Monte Vista Pharmacy in Montclair, CA, which was opened in 1977 by Joe Doring…. Read more »

NCPA Pharmacy Fly In

2019 Congressional Pharmacy Fly-In

Join our EVP of Legislative Affairs, Dirk White, RPh, and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) for the 2019 Congressional Pharmacy Fly-In! Fly in, get briefed, go to Capitol Hill, share your story with member of Congress, and fly home. It’s a small investment of your time that can make a whopping difference in how… Read more »

Member Spotlight: Komoto Pharmacy

Member Spotlight: Komoto Pharmacy Group

Komoto Pharmacy Group: Bakersfield, Delano, and Visalia, CA Owners: Brian Komoto, PharmD, CEO, and Mary Komoto, CFO, HR For Brian and Mary, being independent and community focused has allowed them to develop programs to specifically address local community issues, strengthening their patient relationships and outcomes. The Komoto pharmacy team is focused on clinical pharmacy services,… Read more »