A pair of pharmacists from Whitsett, N.C., were the winners of a special text-to-vote competition to highlight independent pharmacy best practices at the Cardinal Health 2013 Retail Business Conference.
The Pharmacy of the Year Awards presentation is always a highly anticipated part of the program at McKesson ideaShare, honoring independent pharmacy owners for driving growth and improvements both in their businesses and in the lives of their patients.
To get a better sense of why more independent pharmacy owners are gravitating toward the co-branding option, Drug Store News talked with John Fiacco, VP of Medicine Shoppe Pharmacies, and pharmacy owner Jerry Callahan.
Before Cardinal Health’s annual Retail Business conference meeting, Drug Store News spoke with the company’s SVP marketing and consumer solutions Christi Pedra and SVP Independent Retail Sales Steve Lawrence.
In order to help solve what it calls the “conversion conundrum,” Cardinal Health is bringing tips to their customers with a new video platform — and allowing them to share their best practices here at its annual Retail Business Conference.
To help independent pharmacy owners better understand the fast-growing, uber-complex specialty pharmacy business, the National Community Pharmacists Association last month hosted a day-long forum, “Exploring the intersection of specialty medications, community pharmacy and patient care.”
As part of its continued commitment to the practice of pharmacy and the future of the profession, Cardinal Health this year will award a total of more than $1 million to 10 pharmacy schools across the country through its Cardinal Health Pharmacy Scholarship Program.
With just about one week to go, a record crowd of more than 8,000 independent pharmacists and pharmacy owners is expected to converge in Las Vegas at the Venetian hotel, July 22 to 25, for the 25th annual Cardinal Health Retail Business Conference.
Phil Hagerman, CEO and Chairman of Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc., joined attendees as a special guest speaker for a “Specialty Lunch and Learn,” at McKesson’s ideaShare 2015. “Specialty is the new pharmacy,” Hagerman said.
As McKesson ideaShare 2015 was just getting underway, DSN editor-in-chief Rob Eder caught up with McKesson president of U.S. Pharmaceutical Mark Walchirk about the state of the pharmacy business, how smart independent pharmacy owners are finding new ways to compete and what McKesson is doing to help independent pharmacies become more broadly integrated into the patient care team, drive improved outcomes and improve profitability.
McKesson ideaShare 2015 kicked off Wednesday with a full day of continuing education sessions to help independent pharmacists remain at the cutting edge of patient care and pharmacy practice. Over the course of the four-day conference, McKesson will host more than 30 CE sessions, covering such important topics as medication synchronization, marketing in a digital world, building prescriber relationships and much more.
Thousands of independent pharmacy owners from across the country are attending McKesson ideaShare 2015, here at the San Diego Convention Center this week, to explore the latest tools and strategies to help independent operators enhance patient care and improve profitability.
Measured by sheer number of stores in its service network, geographic reach and market penetration, Cardinal Health wields enormous clout as an independent pharmacy provider. The healthcare giant now distributes pharmaceuticals and provides marketing and support services to more than 8,400 independent pharmacies.
With 544 pharmacies in 44 states — as well as more than 230 stores in Canada, China, India, Japan and the United Arab Emirates — Medicine Shoppe International has carved a niche in community pharmacy as an apothecary-style source for both personalized prescription counseling and specialized disease management expertise.