IPC is monitoring how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting our members and we have created a COVID-19 Resource Center to help you continue to effectively serve your communities. We have collected resources for small businesses along with explanations of the CARES Act, 1135 Waivers, and state legislative actions. We will continue to provide information to assist you as you move forward during these uncertain times. Please stay healthy and keep yourself informed.
UPS My Choice® for business allows you to proactively monitor all your inbound deliveries to keep your pharmacy running smoothly. Shipments are easily managed from interactive dashboards which also allow for last-minute delivery changes. In addition to inbound deliveries, you can track your outbound shipments. Signing up online is easy, and free!
Grown by nature and perfected by science, Ananda Professional’s full and broad-spectrum products feature multiple cannabinoids, terpenes, and omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, not just the CBD molecule. Before being shipped, every product must pass 30 analytical tests. In addition to producing premium hemp extracts, Ananda Professional also provides clinical training and marketing support to independent pharmacies.
Family-owned, Vinco has been designing and providing high-quality products to the healthcare industry for more than 35 years. Personalized services range from private labeling and market plan implementation to point-of-purchase materials and staff education, at no cost. In addition to an eight percent discount on all products, IPC members can earn a free refrigerator when purchasing probiotics!
Vials.com, formerly Gunn & Richards, has been providing prescription supplies to pharmacies across the U.S. since 1984. IPC members now have access to an array of high-quality products at a savings unmatched by their competitors. Vials.com promises exceptional customer support along with a cost-effective purchasing experience that is personal, modern, and convenient. This family-owned company is the perfect partner for independent pharmacy.
IPC members have access to compact space chambers from Medical Developments International. Your asthma and COPD customers can trust these products will deliver medication more effectively to their lungs. This is accomplished through Cross Valve Technology™, which generates low resistance, one-way flow during inhalation. The universal base fits most pressurized metered-dose inhalers. Take advantage of low member pricing by ordering online at www.ipcrx.com.
Goldenseal Apothecary Provides Prescription Services, Vaccines, and a Cozy Café!
Goldenseal Apothecary’s website states ‘How Your Pharmacy Should Be – Find out what it means to be more than just a number.’ IPC recently spoke with Hashim Azam, owner of Goldenseal Apothecary about his store and why he chose to get started in independent pharmacy.
The Food and Drug Administration is offering guidance on compounding alcohol-based hand sanitizers. These guidelines are intended to provide flexibility to help meet the high demand created by the Coronavirus outbreak. The documents provided by the FDA only apply to handrub products prepared using U.S. Pharmacopoeia or Food Chemical Codex grade ingredients. Make sure to read through the documents before starting to compound hand sanitizer and be sure to take note of the product labeling, manufacturing methods and reporting requirements outlined.
IPC is Monitoring Pharmacy Related COVID-19 Legislation
As part of IPC’s efforts to address the COVID-19 outbreak, we are advocating at the Federal and State level for policies that will help members better serve their patients. We are also tracking economic relief packages, the CARES Act, hand sanitizer compounding and state funding for healthcare providers. To help ensure access to accurate and timely COVID-19 information affecting pharmacy, we are regularly gathering relevant documents to share on our COVID-19 Resource Center. Check this resource often to remain up to date.
IPC would love to hear what kind of extra precautions and creative adjustments you and your staff are doing to protect your patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether it’s compounding hand sanitizer, offering curb side pick-up, or expanding delivery services, please share your ideas andsolutions!
It’s a New Season and Time to Celebrate a New Store!
Typically, Spring is a season full of IPC store grand openings but the year 2020 has brought on some unexpected struggles. Several members are adapting to social distancing rules, and many have chosen to delay their grand opening celebrations until later in the year.
OnTheGo Pharmacy in Phoenix, AZ was lucky enough to hold their grand opening event in early March. The store welcomed friends and neighbors with complimentary tote bags, coffee mugs, raffle prizes, giveaways, and other funactivities.
We’ll have many more store openings to celebrate in the upcoming months, staytuned!