AAP, PDS announce membership program for AAP pharmacies

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — American Associated Pharmacies and Pharmacy Development Services on Monday announced a new partnership that will bring AAP pharmacies a special PDS membership providing custom content and training to improve profitability, performance and people metrics for independent pharmacies. 
 
“We approached this partnership opportunity with the goal of helping pharmacies improve their bottom line,” AAP president and CEO Jon Copeland said. “Today’s business environment for independent pharmacies has created a challenging industry in which direct and indirect reimbursement limits and maximum allowable cost pricing are the norm. These changes have significantly cut into the profitability of the independent pharmacy. We are excited to partner with PDS, an industry leader at helping independent pharmacies increase their profits and stay competitive in this ever-changing environment.” 
 
Pharmacy owners can learn more by visiting pharmacyowners.com/pdsaap. 
 
“The special AAP membership with PDS provides AAP members immediate access to strategies and training which will significantly improve gross margins in a relatively short period,” PDS founder and CEO Dan Benamoz said. “By providing AAP members with a customized opt in membership, we look forward to showing AAP pharmacies a new way to look at their business to improve gross margins and we are pleased to partner with AAP, a leading and well-respected cooperative serving independent pharmacies.”
 
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