The 2020 Independent Pharmacy Conference in Huntington Beach, CA offers attendees nine hours of CE courses. Topics span finance, CBD, DEA Audit Preparedness, U.S. pharmaceutical market trends, digital marketing and much more. Each CE is led by an expert in their respective field. The courses will be presented throughout Friday and Saturday, with plenty of time to network and meet with these speakers in between. In addition to the CEs, this three-day conference features a 70+ vendor trade show, an inspiring keynote and live entertainment.
Part of IPC’s mission is to reduce the cost of supplies critical to a pharmacy’s operation. As an IPC member, you can now save up to 75 percent on remanufactured printer toner and ink cartridges with TonerRx.com! Exclusively providing Lexmark-compliant and approved products, TonerRx.com promises its products to be equal to or better than OEM cartridges with a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee. Should new toner happen to harm your printer, TonerRx.com will pay for repairs or buy you a new one.
Wellness Pharmacy held a grand opening celebration in November 2019 to welcome neighbors and community members to their store in Sacramento, California. IPC recently spoke with Harpreet Gill, pharmacy owner, about his store, how he got started in independent pharmacy and the challenges he faces.
In January IPC has supported the efforts of PSSNY (Pharmacists Society of the State of New York) and FixRx to get PBM regulation passed despite a surprise veto from Governor Andrew Cuomo. We are continuing to work in the state as all legislative options are pursued. In February the focus has been to work with the AAPA (Arab American Pharmacist Association) and the Michigan Pharmacists Association to see the state carve back out Michigan Medicaid prescriptions into Michigan’s fee-for-service program.
The 340B program provides revenues, which allow covered entities to offer services to those in need in their community. It was established by section 602 of the Veterans Health Care Act of 1992 and requires drug manufacturers to give outpatient drugs to certain covered entities at a reduced price. This program can have an effect on a pharmacy’s financials and operations. The IPC Pharmacy Services Team can apply their expertise to assist with 340B contracts and programs, as well as help you navigate how your business will be impacted by implementing this service.
Nominations are now open for the Next Generation Pharmacist awards. These national awards recognize some of the most talented pharmacists, technicians and student pharmacists out there. We encourage you to nominate someone who fits this description, even if you’ve nominated them in the past. There are three finalists for each of the 10 categories and one winner will be named the 2020 Next-Generation Pharmacist. Nominations are due by May 15, 2020.
IPC Members Kick Off 2020 with Celebrations Galore!
We Are So Proud of ALL of Our New Stores!
IPC was thrilled to end 2019 and start out a new year with several member store grand opening celebrations. The stores welcomed their friends and neighbors with complimentary tote bags, coffee mugs and other fun activities and giveaways.
Goldenseal Apothecary wrapped up 2019 with a Grand Opening event in North Andover, MA. Call’s Community Pharmacy in Snowflake, AZ (pictured above left) hosted their grand opening on January 11th, and Salida Pharmacy & Fountain in Salida, CO (pictured above right) celebrated their event on January 18th. Pioneer Pharmacy in Riverton, WY invited the community to a grand opening event on January 25th.
“The bags are really cute. Thanks for all your help!” - Dr. Sommer Pedersen, Pioneer Pharmacy
“IPC helps us show people that we are not just one store, we have the power of 5,000 stores. We are grateful for all your help and commitment to the causes that independent pharmacy stands for.” - Jordan Call, Call’s Community Pharmacy
Social Media Corner
IPC Wants to Follow Your Pharmacy on Social Media!
Many of our members are on social media and we always love to follow and share your posts! In case we aren’t following you yet, please send us your Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram handle so we can like your page! Email email@example.com or post on one of our social sites.