News & Advice

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 »

The team at Malheur Drug in Vale, Oregon

WSPC Member Malheur Drug Celebrates 65 Years in Business

On Sept 3, 2019, Malheur Drug in Vale, Oregon celebrated its 65th anniversary! Current owners Adam and Jennifer Tolman credit many reasons for the pharmacy’s long-lasting success, but first and foremost they say that community is key. “When you support the community, the community supports you.” Jen is the pharmacist and Adam manages the store…. Read more »

NCPA 2019 Convention & Expo

NCPA’s 2019 Annual Convention & Expo

As your role in health care is changing, the NCPA convention is where you can discover ways to transform your pharmacy business. Come prepared to learn, grow, and seize the moment. With more than 30 sessions designed to speed your evolution as a trusted health care provider and a successful entrepreneur, the NCPA Annual Convention… 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 »

Community Connection: Malheur Drug

Vale, Oregon Owners: Jennifer Tolman, PharmD, and Adam Tolman Malheur Drug has served the community since 1954. Owners Jen and Adam go above and beyond in their hometown. Together, they operate Malheur Drug: Jen is the pharmacist and Adam manages the store. Being in a rural setting, they have found uniquely valued products, services, and… Read more »

Video of Kevin DeMass featured in Pharmacy Times

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 »

Paulsen’s Pharmacy Celebrates a Century of Community Pharmacy

For 100 years, Paulsen’s Pharmacy has served Portland’s Hollywood neighborhood. Paulsen’s Pharmacy adopted its current name in 1923 when Charles Paulsen, RPH, purchased the pharmacy from its original owner, Frank Nichols. Today, the pharmacy is owned by the Basrai Family, who purchased it in 2016 and continue Paulsen’s legacy. Throughout the pharmacy’s 100 years of… Read more »

Medicine Man Pharmacy featured in Good Neighbor Pharmacy

WSPC Member Medicine Man Featured on Good Neighbor Pharmacy

Each month, Good Neighbor Pharmacy features an independent pharmacy in its “Local Love” series. We were excited to see WSPC member Medicine Man Prairie Pharmacy featured this month! They answered a number of questions, including: How many years has Medicine Man Prairie Pharmacy been in business? This year we are celebrating 21 years! Medicine Man… Read more »

Alaska Pharmacy Association: Taking Action

This year marks 53 years of Alaskan pharmacists gathering at the Alaska Pharmacy Association Convention and Trade Show. This year’s convention, in February, took place at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel. Mellissa Ellis, WSPC Business Consultant (pictured at left with WSPC Alaska Regional Leader Dirk White), joined WSPC members to attend and host a booth. “As… Read more »