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Community Connection: Malheur Drug

Vale, Oregon Owners: Jennifer Tolman, PharmD, and Adam Tolman Malheur Drug has served the community since 1954. Owners Jen and Adam go above and beyond in their hometown. Together, they operate Malheur Drug: Jen is the pharmacist and Adam manages the store. Being in a rural setting, they have found uniquely valued products, services, and… Read more »

Video of Kevin DeMass featured in Pharmacy Times

WSPC Board Chairman Kevin DeMass Featured in Pharmacy Times

In Pharmacy Times’ Independent Corner, Community Pharmacy Consultant Bruce Kneeland speaks with Kevin DeMass, RPh, WSPC Board Chairman and President of Apothecary Shoppe, about specialized medicines and purchasing contracts: Bruce Kneeland: Do you have any special circumstances or contracts or ability to purchase better? For example, are you a 340B entity? Kevin DeMass, RPh: We… Read more »

Paulsen’s Pharmacy Celebrates a Century of Community Pharmacy

For 100 years, Paulsen’s Pharmacy has served Portland’s Hollywood neighborhood. Paulsen’s Pharmacy adopted its current name in 1923 when Charles Paulsen, RPH, purchased the pharmacy from its original owner, Frank Nichols. Today, the pharmacy is owned by the Basrai Family, who purchased it in 2016 and continue Paulsen’s legacy. Throughout the pharmacy’s 100 years of… Read more »

Medicine Man Pharmacy featured in Good Neighbor Pharmacy

WSPC Member Medicine Man Featured on Good Neighbor Pharmacy

Each month, Good Neighbor Pharmacy features an independent pharmacy in its “Local Love” series. We were excited to see WSPC member Medicine Man Prairie Pharmacy featured this month! They answered a number of questions, including: How many years has Medicine Man Prairie Pharmacy been in business? This year we are celebrating 21 years! Medicine Man… Read more »

Alaska Pharmacy Association: Taking Action

This year marks 53 years of Alaskan pharmacists gathering at the Alaska Pharmacy Association Convention and Trade Show. This year’s convention, in February, took place at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel. Mellissa Ellis, WSPC Business Consultant (pictured at left with WSPC Alaska Regional Leader Dirk White), joined WSPC members to attend and host a booth. “As… Read more »

Tim Cooper Nominated Councilor for the SW New Mexico Region at the New Mexico Pharmacists Association Meeting

Tim Cooper represented WSPC at the New Mexico Pharmacists Association (NMPhA) 2019 Midwinter Meeting where he participated in the board meeting and breakfast meetings. Tim was nominated Councilor for the Southwest New Mexico Region and serves as Councilor with a pharmacist. In this position, he is responsible for raising awareness for the New Mexico Pharmacists… Read more »

What HR 9 Means for Your Pharmacy Business and How You Can Get Involved

by Dirk White, RPh, EVP of Legislative Affairs & Regional Leader for Alaska ’Tis the season, or so it seems in retail, always a season or holiday. Which season is this you ask? Well, legislative season, when almost every state legislative body gavels back into session, and we take up old legislation left intact or… Read more »

The Legacy of WSPC: In Memory of Bob Dominguez

By Jerry Van Pevenage, RPh EVP, Secretary, Strategic Initiatives Advisor, WSPC As one of the founders of WSPC, Bob Dominguez brought our family of pharmacies together. With Bob’s recent passing, we wanted to take a moment to acknowledge Bob’s legacy here at WSPC and share the history of our coalition, which he was such a… Read more »

Let’s Continue to Grow and Expand in 2019: Message from John Bruce

As most of you may know, Bob Dominguez, our co-founder and first President and CEO, had recently been suffering from declining health. We are sorry to report that Bob passed away peacefully on the morning of March 17. Bob’s services and internment were held in Portland on March 25 in a small, private ceremony. Rest… Read more »