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SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. — An organization representing independent pharmacies has joined a recently announced nationwide pharmacy network that aims to get patients to receive personalized care from their pharmacists.
The Independent Pharmacy Cooperative, which represents some 4,000 stores, announced that it had joined the RxAlly network, which includes more than 20,000 pharmacies across the country and whose membership includes independent pharmacy groups, regional chains and Walgreens. The network's launch was announced Feb. 22 with the stated goal of improving patient health outcomes and reducing costs. American Associated Pharmacies, which represents about 2,000 independent pharmacies, also has joined.
"Independent pharmacies struggle every day to maintain their bottom line while trying to focus on their patients," IPC president and CEO Don Anderson said. "They must deal with increasing pressures from government regulations, reimbursements, payer sources and more while searching for ways to improve the outcomes of their patients and to control increase healthcare costs."