WSPC Member Pharmacy a Finalist for 2016 Good Neighbor Pharmacy of the Year

The Prescription Pad pharmacy in Fruitland, Idaho has been a vibrant part of the local community for over 111 years. Thanks to Western States Pharmacy Coalition member Trenton Jenks, The Prescription Pad is more successful than ever. Jenks’s focus on building relationships has earned the pharmacy a nomination for finalist as Good Neighbor Pharmacy® of… Read more »

Craig and dad

Become Your Own PBM

By Craig Burgess, PharmD, Owner of Pinon Family Pharmacy, WSPC Regional Leader The Pharmacy to Hospice Administration program increases profits and creates better patient outcomes—a win-win for community pharmacies  As pharmacy owners, we struggle to get a fair reimbursement rate with each prescription filled. PBMs are the primary beneficiary of our day-to-day hard work. During a recent… Read more »

Western States Members Benefiting from 2016 Prime Vendor Agreement

The new 2016 Prime Vendor Agreement between Western States Pharmacy Coalition and AmerisourceBergen has in the first seven months shown great financial benefit for WSPC members and increased purchases from ABC by WSPC members. Several benefits of the new contract, including an increased PRxO Rebate percentage and a further increase in the percentage rebate by… Read more »

Palm Desert pharmacy

Member Spotlight: Palm Desert Drugs

Owner: Raymin Molal, PharmD Location: Palm Desert, CA Palm Desert Drug is a brand new pharmacy in Palm Desert, California. Raymin worked in chain pharmacies for over 13 years before founding his own pharmacy. Raymin watched his best friend’s father own and work in an independent pharmacy. Seeing his friend’s dad help and take care of… Read more »

WSPC Represents Members at the NW Pharmacy Convention

Western States Pharmacy Coalition represented members recently at the North West Pharmacy convention in June at the Coeur D’Alene Resort in Idaho. WSPC is actively representing and advocating on behalf of independent pharmacies, promoting health and prosperity of the profession. Conversations at the NW Pharmacy Convention centered around the important role of community independent pharmacy… Read more »

Elevate Newsletter Highlights

In case you missed the recent Elevate newsletter, we’ve pulled together the highlights you should know: 2017 Medicare Part D Digital Kit: Open enrollment began October 15th and ends December  7th. Access the Digital Kit to help your Med D patients during this important period. 2016 Fraud, Waste and Abuse Training: Don’t forget this year’s… Read more »

Member Spotlight: Oakdale Pharmacy

Owner: Richard Kane, PharmD Location: Encino, CA “Greet them with a smile and have them leave with a smile” is the customer service approach at Oakdale Pharmacy. Having experience as a retail and hospital community clinic pharmacist, Rich Kane opened Oakdale Pharmacy in the 1990s. The pharmacy offers immunizations and compounding, along with an “antibiotic call”… Read more »

A Tale of Three Pharmacies

Vic’s Family Pharmacy Owner: Vic Allen, RPh Location: Nampa, Idaho A Pharmacist and His Friend: The Beginning Vic’s Family Pharmacy has been independently owned and operated in Nampa and surrounding areas since 1988. After graduating from Idaho State University in 1978, owner Vic Allen worked in multiple pharmacy settings, including hospital, home health services, Indian… Read more »

Member Spotlight: Jonathan’s Pharmacy

Owner: Jonathan Budge, PharmD Location: Apple Valley, CA After watching his father own and work as a pharmacist in a mail order pharmacy, Jonathan became interested in becoming a pharmacist himself. While in pharmacy school, he and his father both owned and ran the family pharmacy together. Once the family pharmacy was sold, Jonathan had an… Read more »

Don’t Let Someone Else Tell Your Story

Dispensing prescriptions below cost, waiting far too long to get a PA for a patient’s prescription, trying to figure out just what it will take to stay in compliance with the latest USP, CMS, or your BOP regulations that have just been promulgated — these are just some of the obstacles we have to navigate on… Read more »