News & Advice

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 »

New WSPC Team Member: Welcome Wayne Ketcham

We’re excited to welcome Wayne Ketcham to our team as WSPC’s new Business Development Consultant and Strategic Advisor! To many, Wayne is an independent pharmacy living legend, with a career spanning 55 years in the wholesale drug business. In 2017, Wayne retired from his distinguished 30-plus-year career with AmerisourceBergen. Throughout his years in the drug… Read more »

Tim Cooper

New WSPC Team Member: Welcome Tim Cooper

We’re excited to welcome Tim Cooper to our team as WSPC’s new Business Development Consultant! Tim Cooper is excited to be part of WSPC and its expansion as an independent pharmacy advocate. During his 20 years with AmerisourceBergen, he worked in both hospital and retail pharmacy and was a four-time recipient of AmerisourceBergen’s distinguished President’s… Read more »

Law & Ethics

California State Board of Pharmacy Announces New CE Requirements

The California State Board of Pharmacy has recently announced new continuing education (CE) requirements for California pharmacists. California pharmacists must now submit proof of 30 hours of CE every two years, and two of those must be used for a law and ethics course provided by the Board. This new CE requirement will take effect… Read more »

California Pharmacists

California Pharmacists Feel the Pressure

Medi-Cal’s planned clawback recoupment is putting an even greater squeeze on community pharmacy and jeopardizing patient healthcare. The California Pharmacist Association (CPhA) is asking for your help. Through legislation and advocacy, CPhA leads the battle against the Department of Healthcare Services (DHCS), who oversees Medi-Cal. The critical decision made by DHCS to not carve out… Read more »

Karina Paavola

New WSPC Team Member: Welcome Karina Paavola

We’re excited to welcome Karina Paavola to our team as WSPC’s new Account Manager! Karina’s career began as a national sales representative covering 25 states and supporting small local teams, colleges, and communities with their sports apparel needs after graduating from Linfield College. She graduated from Linfield in 2014 with a Major in Business Management… Read more »

Deanna Bush

New WSPC Team Member: Welcome Deanna Bush

We’re excited to welcome Deanna Bush to our team as WSPC’s new Senior Vice President and COO! Deanna has over 25 years in the pharmacy healthcare industry – with a focus on relationship building, business growth, people leadership and talent development. She has extensive industry experience with all types of business partners; Retail and Specialty… Read more »