SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. — The Independent Pharmacy Cooperative announced Friday that it had signed an agreement with Nebraska-based U-Save pharmacy group. The new partnership will bring access to IPC’s resources to U-Saves more than 80 U-Save independent pharmacies across North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Colorado, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.
“We are proud to have the U-Save stores as the newest group to partner with IPC to further strengthen our position in the marketplace to attain even better opportunities for our member stores and to improve the climate for independent pharmacy in the marketplace,” IPC President and CEO Don Anderson said. “IPC is poised to push for greater results on the political stage as well as continuing our efforts to deliver the solutions today’s independent pharmacy needs to thrive.”
The new IPC members will have access to more than 70 contracted vendors delivering negotiated pricing and additional value, as well as the opportunities that come from IPC’s supply agreement with McKesson.
“Our stores are excited to take this step with IPC,” the U-Save buying group team said. “This is a perfect alignment of community pharmacy groups with a common goal. We look forward to being part of the IPC effort to influence positive outcomes for community pharmacy. I know our members will benefit greatly from this alliance and will be active participants in the many programs provided by IPC for independent pharmacy success.”