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Planting the Seed of a Cooperative Success: The Legacy of Mike Douglas, RPh

By Jerry Van Pevenage, RPh Michael “Mike” Douglas is a co-founder of the Tri-State Pharmacy Coalition, now named WSPC. He was also a Good Neighbor Pharmacy National Advisor and the former owner of Mike’s Medical Pharmacy in Newberg, Oregon. Mike was born and raised in Newberg, where he met his wife LaWauna and raised their… Read more »

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Water Quality in Pharmacies

Update on recently published USP standards for water used for nonsterile compounding, reconstitution, and cleaning of pharmacy equipment and utensils. As expected, USP published their update to USP GC <795> Pharmaceutical Compounding – Nonsterile Preparations. You can download a copy of General Chapter here. While it remains to be seen how the State Boards of… Read more »

Jeff and Mindy Sherman of Sherman's Apothecary

Sherman’s Apothecary: A Helping Hand When Needed

Bob Dominguez Achievement Award Nominee By Mike Maltais A pharmacy’s awareness of special needs and circumstances—one that truly knows its customers—is a valuable asset for the community. In the case of Sherman’s Apothecary Pharmacy in Salinas, California, this became apparent when the federal government failed to re-authorize funding from December 22, 2018, through Jan. 25,… Read more »

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The Prescription Pad: Independent Pharmacy is Multi-State Success

Bob Dominguez Achievement Award Nominee By Mike Maltais Trenton Jenks, the owner of The Prescription Pad, an independent Good Neighbor Pharmacy in Fruitland, Idaho, is not one to let a little thing like a major river serve as a boundary to business. That’s why many of his customers come from across the river in Oregon,… Read more »

Dutch Atchley of Ojai Rexall

Dutch Atchley Keeps Ojai Rexall Ready for Emergencies

Bob Dominguez Achievement Award Nominee By Mike Maltais Dutch Atchley is prepared for emergencies because he has experienced several. As the owner of Ojai Rexall in Ojai, California, Dutch has experienced flood, earthquake, and, most recently, wildfire and has learned the value of being prepared for whatever comes next. “I have all the backup systems,”… Read more »

Jasmine Basrai, COO Haller’s Pharmacies

Empathy, Accuracy, and Timeliness are Haller’s Trademarks

Bob Dominguez Achievement Award Nominee By Mike Maltais Empathy. Accuracy. Timely. These are the guiding principles of Haller’s Group of Pharmacies that serve East Bay communities through their nine stores in Salinas, Gilroy, and Fremont, California. Jasmine Basrai, Chief Operating Officer, oversees Haller’s range of services and products including hospice care, compounding, retail services, medical… Read more »

KTA Super Stores: Big Island Pharmacist Makes Her Mark on Paradise

Bob Dominguez Achievement Award Nominee By Mike Maltais If pharmacist Kerri Okamura of KTA has her way—and don’t bet against her—the entire island of Hawaii will eventually be immunized as part of her vision to promote the health and well-being of Big Island residents. As Director of Pharmacy Operations for KTA Super Stores, Kerri identified… Read more »

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Social Media with Good Neighbor Pharmacy

“Creating your pharmacy and business digital presence is vital in today’s market. Energized Good Neighbor Pharmacy social media services help define, support, and maximize your pharmacy marketing strategy. With the help of Good Neighbor Pharmacy, you can customize advertising, evaluate reach, and learn how to manage your reputation.” – Erica Willson, Senior Marketing Director, WSPC… Read more »

The Value of Selecting the Right Pharmacy System for your Business

As the preferred technology system for WSPC, Computer-Rx and Rx30 are integral factors to the success of many member pharmacies. This successful partnership with TDS, who owns Computer-Rx and Rx30, already has over 60 percent of WSPC members taking advantage of the latest in pharmacy system technology. As TDS programs grow, it will further enable… Read more »