Pharmacy Voices

Bill Lockwood, Chairman/Publisher

Disruptive Technologies

Amazon has rocked the foundation of brick-and-mortar retailers, forcing store closures and causing profits to plummet. Next up may be pharmacy. That’s the buzz, but pharmacy is not groceries. It’s not diapers. It’s not books. It is highly regulated, and run-of-the-mill prescriptions these days are not moneymakers. Specialty drugs are, but this is a different breed of pharmacy, one that I do not see fitting into the Amazon business model. Nevertheless, it could be a problem for community pharmacy, both chain and independent, if Amazon enters the pharmacy market.
Marsha K. Millonig, B.Pharm., M.B.A. Catalyst Enterprises

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What can you learn about how you should manage your pharmacy from observing where others are having success? My answer is that you should learn how to manage it as if you are going to sell your business tomorrow. The implication is that you want to sell your business for the best price you can get. You get the best price if you have created the most value. You should be working every day to create the most value that you possibly can.

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