Archives for topic: Regulations and Legislation

Is your pharmacy front end ready for 2019?

Customers are changing — is your store keeping up? In brief: Review your front end at least twice a year. Keep an eye on customer trends and new products. Make hot products easy to spot. Train your staff on what’s new in your store’s front end. Become a destination for more than pills. Keep the…

10 macro trends affecting pharmacies

What these trends are and how to respond In brief: Long-time macro trends continue to shape independent pharmacies These include consumer-related and industry trends By understanding these trends and their implications, owners can decide how to capitalize on them Shaping the future What are the major forces and drivers affecting independent pharmacies in 2019 and…

Make your own health a priority this holiday season

5 ways to make your personal health a priority In brief: Owning and running a small business can be hard on your health. For your business to thrive it is important to take good care of yourself. Practices to improve your health can also grow your business. The toll of owning a pharmacy The dream…

Treat your employees as well as your patients

Show employees you’re watching out for their health, too In brief: Working in a pharmacy can present additional health challenges for employees. All retail workers experience stress during the holidays. Create a healthier workplace to keep workers productive and happy. Occupational issues A pharmacy isn’t always a healthy place to work. A CDC report about…

5 tips to improve patients’ health and your profits

Feature front-end products that support patients’ health goals In brief: The impression your pharmacy makes now can lead to greater revenue later. Position your pharmacy for growth with displays of new front-end products. Train your staff to talk with customers about more than their immediate needs. Cement your reputation as a partner in keeping the…

Don’t let the holidays derail adherence

5 lessons for leveraging med sync to keep patients on schedule In brief: Holidays can throw patients’ schedules off, making it difficult to stay adherent. Med sync ensures patients have the prescriptions they need, when they need them, without last-minute demands on your pharmacy. Preventing fire drills during the holidays Aubrey Pharmacy, in Aubrey, Texas,…

6 essential roles of successful pharmacy owners

Tools and resources to be more effective in every role In brief: As a pharmacist and small business owner, you fill multiple roles daily. These roles include provider, CEO, CFO, HR, marketer and lobbyist. Each role is critical to the health of patients and your business. You can be more effective by leveraging tools, experts…

How to empower your pharmacy technicians

Helping your technicians grow will help your business grow In brief: Behind any successful pharmacists are great pharmacy technicians. Recognize and thank your pharmacy technicians. Look for opportunities to engage your pharmacy technicians and help them grow. By helping your pharmacy technicians grow, you will equip your business to grow. Celebrate your pharmacy technicians American…

A woman’s place is in the pharmacy — as an owner!

Four areas that women pharmacy owners master In brief: There is a long history of women in pharmacy. Today, women earn the majority of pharmacy degrees. Nevertheless, women still own fewer independent pharmacies. Women in Pharmacy — Own It supports female pharmacists on the journey to ownership. Women in pharmacy isn’t new In 1729, two years…

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