Ensure Your Legacy When Buying or Selling Your Pharmacy

Thinking of retiring? Implement a succession plan several years in advance for a seamless transition. It’s just as important to have a profitable and smooth exit strategy as it is to have a successful business plan to open a new pharmacy or purchase an existing pharmacy. More than 37 percent of pharmacists were 55 or… Read more »

Two Pharmacists, One Goal

Thinking of selling your pharmacy? Learn how these two pharmacists pulled off a seamless transition and hand-off of a successful independent pharmacy. Ahmed Atallah and Tony Skelley have known each other for over 20 years, but wasn’t until eight years ago that Ahmed approached Tony about his interest in buying Skinners Pharmacy from Tony. At… Read more »

What You Should be Thinking About

To successfully sell your pharmacy, timing is everything WSPC is here to help ensure that we preserve independent pharmacy by connecting and maintaining independent owners. If you are thinking of selling your pharmacy in the next one, three, or five years, then now is the time to begin. Crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s… Read more »

Evolving Your Pharmacy Practice in an Era of Great Change

By Brad Tice, Incoming President-Elect of the American Pharmacists Association Pharmacy Times, October 19, 2017 The face of health care is rapidly changing as the entire industry evolves to a value-based care model that pays for quality and performance. What Does That Mean for Pharmacists? It means that pharmacists can finally move ‘beyond the script’… Read more »

The Top Five Things to Get Right When You Buy a Pharmacy

By Robert Leark, PharmD, WSPC Board Member You’re considering buying a pharmacy. Congratulations on this exciting next step! Here are the top five important considerations when navigating the purchase process. #1 The Confidentiality Agreement The sale of a business is confidential. As the buyer, you will need to review many financial and prescription records and… Read more »

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Good Neighbor Pharmacy: Expert Guidance that adds to your Bottom Line

“The majority of positive changes I have implemented in my pharmacy can be sourced directly to the education I have received from my business coach.”  – Brian L. Hunt, Pharm.D., Del Norte Pharmacies of New Mexico As a member of Good Neighbor Pharmacy® Premier, you’ll have access to experienced business coaches who are trusted advisors and… Read more »

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System and Network Investments Are Paying Off

Drug Store News, April 14, 2017 Drug Store News spoke with Brian Nightengale, President of Good Neighbor Pharmacy, about AmerisourceBergen strategic approach to independent pharmacy and commitment to enable pharmacists to practice at the top of their license. Excerpt below, click here to read the full story. By pharmacists: For pharmacists. That simple edict not… Read more »

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First Pharmacy Tech in Nation Administers Immunization in Idaho

Drug Store News, April 18, 2017 A pharmacy technician in Coeur d’Alene, ID, has become the first pharmacy technician in the United States to administer an immunization, Albertsons reports. The new ability for pharmacy technician Samantha Thompson stems from a new law in the state brought about by a partnership between Albertsons and the Washington… Read more »

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Become Your Own PBM

By Craig Burgess, PharmD, Owner of Pinon Family Pharmacy, WSPC Regional Leader The Pharmacy to Hospice Administration program increases profits and creates better patient outcomes—a win-win for community pharmacies  As pharmacy owners, we struggle to get a fair reimbursement rate with each prescription filled. PBMs are the primary beneficiary of our day-to-day hard work. During a recent… Read more »