Community healthcare provider: a persistent way-maker

When times get tough, people, organizations, and communities truly show what they are made of. It can confidently be said that Pinon Family Pharmacy of Farmington, New Mexico, is made of unceasing determination and service. WSPC Board Member, Craig Burgess, PharmD, embodies the spirit of a community healthcare provider: a persistent way-maker going the distance,… 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 »

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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 »

Recipe for Success: Front-End Profit Tips

Creating a successful front-end pharmacy is much like having a special recipe. Today’s pharmacies are ever-changing to stay profitable. Pharmacists must always be looking for new revenue opportunities. The ingredients of a successful pharmacy are: top-selling OTC items, finding niche products and services, driving foot traffic, and creating a personalized shopping experience. Knowing your customer… Read more »

Harness Your Data and Improve Your Bottom Line

More than 75 percent of your pharmacy’s business is filling scripts. A simple review of your purchasing habits can easily improve your bottom line. You’re a pharmacist and not a data analyst, but you have built in reports in your pharmacy system and can leverage the analytics from your trusted WSPC partner to help you… Read more »

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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 »

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 »

Decision Automation for Pharmacies—Technology Empowering Humanity

The patient population is increasing, but the number of primary care physicians is not keeping pace. Studies predict a shortage of up to 121,300 physicians by 2030. To address this shortfall, some states are empowering pharmacists to take on more primary care activities. For example, Idaho has empowered pharmacists to prescribe for a range of… Read more »