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Member Spotlight: Town Center

Member Spotlight: Town Center Pharmacy

Town Center Pharmacy: Visalia, CA Owner: Dennis Vermillon, BA, PharmD Dennis says, “I feel strongly about being part of a group [WSPC] that advocates on behalf of the members to speak collectively as one voice. At Town Center Pharmacy we take pride in delivering excellent customer service the old-fashioned way, where we are willing to… Read more »

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Member Spotlight: Vic’s Family Pharmacy

WSPC member Vic’s Family Pharmacy was recently featured on Good Neighbor Pharmacy’s Local Love Q&A! Location: Nampa, Idaho How many years has Vic’s Family Pharmacy been in business? Vic’s Family Pharmacy has been independently owned and operated in Nampa and surrounding areas since 1988. What role does your independent pharmacy play in your local community? We… Read more »

Chris O'Lear

New WSPC Team Member: Welcome Chris O’Lear!

We’re excited to welcome Chris O’Lear to our team as our new Vice President of Sales! Chris enjoyed a successful career on Wall Street, where he forged long lasting client relationships over the course of 22 years. He built global sales teams (from Hong Kong to Brazil) that were dedicated to delivering the best products… Read more »


KloudScript™, Inc Announces a Partnership to Provide a Specialty at Retail Solution for Western States Pharmacy Coalition Members

Innovative Partnership Provides Solutions that Enable Superior, Local Patient Care Experiences and Secures the Future for Independent Community Pharmacies OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL – KloudScript Inc., a digital health network focused on providing technology and support services for specialty medications, announces a preferred partnership agreement with Western States Pharmacy Coalition to provide solutions that enable superior,… Read more »

Member Spotlight: Manor Drugs

Member Spotlight: Manor Drugs

Manor Drugs: Fresno, CA CFO, Secretary: Pam Yoshikawa Manor Drugs is one of the oldest pharmacies in Fresno, CA, creating quality customer relationships since 1968. Their friendly staff treats you like family. From inquiries about prescription medications to over-the-counter products, they will answer any and all of your questions. Pam appreciates that WSPC has a… Read more »

Decision Automation for Pharmacies—Technology Empowering Humanity

The patient population is increasing, but the number of primary care physicians is not keeping pace. Studies predict a shortage of up to 121,300 physicians by 2030. To address this shortfall, some states are empowering pharmacists to take on more primary care activities. For example, Idaho has empowered pharmacists to prescribe for a range of… Read more »

Member Spotlight: Cayucos Pharmacy

Member Spotlight: Cayucos Pharmacy

Cayucos Pharmacy: Cayucos, CA Owners: Greg Flores, PharmD, ABAAHP, and Angela Flores Greg and Angela Flores purchased Cayucos Pharmacy & Gifts, located on the Central Coast, in January 2016 and have since expanded their services to include personalized medicine. They provide specialized services as well as a unique gift shopping experience. According to Greg and… Read more »

Compounding: Are You There Yet?

by Eugene Medley, PharmD, MS; Owner, Sea View Pharmacy; Regional Leader, WSPC We have all heard it before: “Compounding can help recover lost revenue from decreased reimbursement from the monopolistic terrorists.” Yet what does it take to really perform and get into that revenue stream? Hopefully the information provided here will help you increase efficiencies,… Read more »

Boosted Social Media

Building Relationships with Boosted Social Media Posts

It’s about being social. It’s about connecting with people. It’s about building a relationship. Sharing fun events and local causes engages customers, breaks down barriers, and helps them feel more comfortable when it comes to asking important questions. “As we saw what was going on with TV, we knew we needed to get a different… Read more »

Member Spotlight: Safesave Pharmacy

Safesave Pharmacy: Yuba City, CA Owners: Hieng Tang, PharmD, and Kimse Tang, Tech Established in 1961, Safesave is the oldest locally owned pharmacy in the Yuba-Sutter Area, providing fast and courteous prescription service. A business associate recommended WSPC to Hieng and after reviewing the value offered by our cooperative, he joined as an active member…. Read more »