Member Spotlight: KTA Stores

Owners: Toby Taniguchi, President and COO; Barry Taniguchi, Chairman and CEO; Director of Pharmacy Operations: Kerri Okamura, RPh Location: Hawaii, Hawaii The KTA legacy was started in 1916 by Koichi and Taniyo Taniguchi, when they opened their first grocery store to serve the community of the Island of Hawaii. Now, KTA is still family-owned and has grown… Read more »

AmerisourceBergen Launches New Advocacy Resource

As part of AmerisourceBergen’s ongoing support for independents, the company has added a new resource, The new website provides pharmacists a centralized place to access tools and resources to join advocacy movements that impact care in the community setting, research policies impacting independent pharmacy, access letter templates and write to legislators, and connect with… Read more »

WSPC ThoughtSpot Member Reception a Resounding Success

My sincere “Thank you!” to all our WSPC members and WSPC leadership team for making this year’s member reception an outstanding, first-class event. My special thanks to Sheila Matthews and WSPC strategic business managers, Erica Willson and Victoria Maurino, who organized and made this our best reception ever! We here at WSPC are thrilled to… Read more »

Dirk White and Trish White.

Locally Owned, Locally Operated, and Locally Loved

Harry Race Pharmacy and Whites Pharmacy, Sitka, Alaska Owners: Dirk and Trish White “Locally Owned, Locally Operated, and Locally Loved” is the proud motto of these two Sitka, Alaska, pharmacies: Harry Race Pharmacy and Whites Pharmacy. Located 1,000 miles from the nearest Good Neighbor Pharmacy®, owners Dirk and Trish White prioritize their lives as community leaders who wear… Read more »

Three New Members Join Board

Gary Basrai, PharmD Gary has been an independent community pharmacy owner for more than 35 years. He began his career with one store location that he opened shortly after completing his PharmD in 1977 at the University of Pacific. He currently owns and operates 10 locations in California. Gary has served as a board member for… Read more »

WSPC Chairman of the Board Michael Douglas recognized at Annual Meeting

At the recent annual meeting of Western States Pharmacy Coalition, President and CEO Bob Dominguez made a presentation to Chairman of the Board Michael Douglas. Bob presented Mike with the framed One Dollar Bill which Mike tendered to officially and legally found the Tri-State Pharmacy Coalition which later became Western States Pharmacy Coalition. Mike was… Read more »

Creekside Pharmacy team.

Creekside Pharmacy, Serving their Local Bilingual Community 25+ Years

Creekside Pharmacy, located in the Alum Rock business district in San Jose, is surrounded by both business and residential neighborhoods. The pharmacy has served the multi-cultural, bilingual (English and Vietnamese) community for more than 25 years. Creekside Pharmacy offers local delivery, MTM, and immunizations to its patients. Family-owned and operated, the Tran’s business model is… Read more »

WSPC Will Host Member Reception at AmerisourceBergen ThoughtSpot 2016

Attending the ThoughtSpot 2016 event in Las Vegas this July 27–30? WSPC members are invited to join WSPC special member reception on Friday afternoon, July 29th. WSPC invites participants to meet with WSPC Board of Directors, WSPC Leadership team as well as peers and suppliers. Join us for an opportunity to network and enjoy light refreshments…. Read more »