News & Advice

WSPC Stands with NCPA!

  WSPC supports this much needed lawsuit, but, like any suit against the federal government, it will be expensive! Defend independent pharmacy and end pharmacy DIR fees! You can demand action NOW by contributing to the NCPA LDF.   WSPC DIR Lawsuit Contribution Form or contribute online at http://www.ncpa.org/ldf   Contact your Federal and State… Read more »

Thank you, Members!

Thank you, Members! National Pharmacist Day and everyday!    

WSPC Puts Emphasis on Continued Growth in 2021

  WSPC IS A GROWING, SUSTAINABLE PARTNER Growing to 27 states in 2020, WSPC is a well-respected cooperative operated by successful, independent pharmacy owners.  Constant collaboration with best practices from a network of successful and active members aids in the advancement of your pharmacy’s business model.  WSPC’s greatest strength has always been the expertise of… Read more »

Team at Burt’s Pharmacy Moorpark

Burt’s Pharmacy Moorpark: Filling a Void

With the opening of his newest pharmacy, Burt’s Pharmacy Moorpark, Robert “Robbie” Leark, PharmD, now owns five pharmacies in Ventura County. Robbie, who joined WSPC as a regional leader in 2013. He got his start in independent pharmacy at age 16 as a delivery driver. He went on to learn every aspect of ownership while… Read more »

The team at Ashland Drug

Ashland Drug: Locally Owned, Locally Loved

Chris and Brandy Hernandez are the proud new owners of Ashland Drug. They purchased Ashland Drug on February 15th, 2019 from Mark and Sandy after being partners since 2015. Chris and Brandy are pleased to continue the tradition of Ashland Drug as a family-owned and operated business. Chris and Brandy met while Chris was working… Read more »

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Legislative Action or Inaction

Editorial by Dirk White, RPh Executive Vice President and Legislative Affairs Regional Leader for Alaska, WSPC This year has seen some fabulous legislative wins and one disappointing regulatory loss. Some would say “you win some, you lose some, but the war rages on.” These issues have escalated into more than just a friendly game of… Read more »

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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 »