Bob Narveson on pharmacy’s role in health care

FARGO, N.D. — This is going to be a big year for community pharmacy, said Thrifty White president and CEO Bob Narveson, as the nation reaches full implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2014.

“But to be successful, we are going to have to maintain access to those patients,” Narveson told DSNTV last month in a frank and broad-ranging discussion about the state of the industry, the role community pharmacy can play in healthcare reform and how NACDS member companies like his own are innovating patient care, driving improved outcomes and lowering costs.

“We’re changing the model,” Narveson, the incoming NACDS chairman, told DSNTV in part one of an exclusive DSN Executive Viewpoint video interview sponsored by Upsher-Smith. “I honestly believe the role of the pharmacist is NOT to put pills in a bottle. The role of the pharmacist is to work with the patient and keep them healthy.”

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