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January/February 2016

More On The Front-end Focus

More from the January,February 2016 cover story, Front-End Focus: Paths To Retail Success, including Throwing a Twitter Party, Retail Is a People Business, Getting Good Advice, and why Loyalty Is Next on The Agenda.
Bill Lockwood, Chairman/Publisher

Giving Meaning to PDMP Data

Thought on two initiatives helping stem the tide of drug abuse and diversion: NABP InterConnect and NARxCHECK.
George Pennebaker, Pharm.D.

Call Yourself and an Advisory Board

These are a couple of things that I wrote about a few years ago. Please let me know if you have tried them (or will). Both are applicable to independent pharmacies. But only because the chains aren’t smart enough to do them. Both are easy. And both will tell you a lot about your pharmacy’s faults and features.
Marsha K. Millonig, B.Pharm., M.B.A. Catalyst Enterprises

Pharmacist Services: New Report Highlights Ways to Expand Reimbursement

A new report from Avalere Health, entitled “Developing Trends in Delivery and Reimbursement of Pharmacist Services,” outlines several factors that could help facilitate broader reimbursement for pharmacist services. The report was released in November and funded by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS).

Front-End Focus: Paths to Retail Success

Becoming a good retailer helps you make better, data-driven decisions for your pharmacy and learn more about who your customers are and what they want. Four pharmacies show how you can successfully navigate the path to putting your focus on the front-end by defining your goals and putting the pieces in place.

Turning Struggles into Solutions

In this interview with ComputerTalk’s Maggie Lockwood, DataScan President Kevin Minassian shares his thoughts on what he sees as pharmacy’s survival and areas for growth.
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The Market Impact of Pharmacy Consolidation

The rate of retail pharmacy mergers has increased in the last year, with the announcement of several mega deals. The total pharmacies involved in these announced mergers is approximately 10% of the retail pharmacies in the country. We will spend a few minutes reviewing the market dynamics driving the accelerating consolidation in the industry.