ALEXANDRIA, Va. The National Community Pharmacists Association will host its Pharmacy Ownership Workshop Aug. 20 to 22 in Richmond, Va.
The workshop offers 18 hours of continuing education credits for pharmacists seeking to purchase an existing store, or open up a new one, or for existing owners to polish up important management skills, NCPA said. Launched in 1999, the program is part of the association's focus on increasing the number of independent community pharmacy owners throughout the country. This year's workshop is sponsored by Pharmacists Mutual Companies, Cardinal Health and McKesson.
"For many practicing pharmacists and pharmacy students looking into pharmacy ownership, their unfamiliarity with the process often prevents them from taking the plunge," said Joseph Harmison, NCPA president and pharmacy owner. "NCPA's Pharmacy Ownership Workshop provides all the tools necessary to help participants become successful independent community pharmacy owners."