In an interview with Time published Tuesday morning to accompany his being chosen as the magazine’s “Person of the Year,” President-elect Donald Trump told the magazine that one of his goals as president is lowering the cost of prescription drugs.
When a company has been around as long as Thrifty White Pharmacy, there is an expectation that, to stick around, it has to adapt to changes in the industry to stay in business. But rather than be content following its competitors’ leads, Thrifty White has been on the front lines of adapting early to the biggest changes impacting the pharmacy business.
Drug Store News last week wrapped its 18th Industry Issues Summit. What began almost two decades ago as a closed-door discussion between a handful of retail merchandising executives and a few vendors in a small hotel meeting room has since evolved to become one of the signature thought leadership and networking events on the industry calendar.
DSN has named Thrifty White Pharmacy its 2016 Pharmacy Innovator award winner. DSN publisher Eric Savitch and editor in chief/associate publisher Rob Eder presented the award to Thrifty White president and CEO Bob Narveson, COO Tim Weippert and key members of the company’s pharmacy leadership team at an exclusive reception at Minneapolis’ Butcher and the Boar restaurant.
The retail pharmacy industry is "enthusiastic to help leverage pharmacy to improve Americans’ health and well-being," NACDS president and CEO Steven Anderson noted regarding Trump's health nominations. "NACDS has a powerful story to tell."
Topics for discussion at the Drug Store News Issue Summit include pharmacies’ role in the care of chronic condition patients, coordinating and connecting the touchpoints across the omni-channel platforms, how technology and consumerism will fuel personalized medicine and measuring and monitoring patient outcomes.