Am. Pharmacists Month, Managing Your Business Webinar, Ranger Ready Repellants, and More ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ 
IPC Advantage Advisor
October 2020
 
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IPC Pharmacy Profile Feature
 
American Pharmacists Month
October is American Pharmacists Month
Highlighting the Importance of Community Pharmacists

Pharmacists are important every month of the year, but each October we highlight your work as part of American Pharmacists month. Though this year looks a little different than most, you can still host a flu clinic or a medication check-up. This is also a great time to ask patients to share how you have helped them on social media or highlight some of your services yourself. Don’t forget, October 20 is Pharmacy Technician Day so be sure to acknowledge the hard work of your technicians.

See How You Can Participate
 
IPC Webinar Series - Managing Your Business
Managing Your Business
Utilize Data for Marketing

Have you ever wondered if there’s a better way to leverage your pharmacy software data? In this webinar hosted by IPC with presenter, Mark A. Nelson of Independent Rx Consulting, you’ll learn how to use data to better execute marketing plans, measure their success and learn how to effectively target patients and doctors. You’ll also learn how you can use this data to both educate your patient and improve their health, all while growing your revenue.

Register Now!
 
Ranger Ready
Protect Yourself in Layers
New Offering from Ranger Ready

With hunting season upon us in many states, Ranger Ready has you and your customers covered. Repel and kill ticks, mosquitos, and biting insects on contact with Ranger Ready’s clothing-worn Permethrin 0.5% insect repellent. It’s registered with the EPA, has zero scent, and only needs to be applied once each month. Easily add Ranger Ready’s body-worn Picaridin 20% repellent to your store with the P2 PAK at incredible member pricing!

Learn more and order today!
 
Scott Specialties
Scott Specialties
Proven Orthopedic Supports & Compression Hosiery

Support your patients by offering products from Scott Specialties as part of IPC’s Contract Advantage Plus Program. Scott Specialties offers a complete line of quality orthopedic supports including Loving Comfort compression hosiery. All products are designed to help with tired, achy, and swollen legs by helping to improve circulation and valve functioning. Planograms featuring a mix of top selling styles and sizes are available for any size store.

Learn more.
 
Burt’s Bees Lip Balm Spinner Kit
Burt’s Bees Lip Balm Spinner Kit
Fill Cracks in Your Front-End Sales

If your patients are chapped, it might be due to the approach of old man winter. Smooth things over by offering proven products from Burt’s Bees! Make it easy with Burt’s Bees Lip Balm Spinner Kit, which allows you to display three different balms in a convenient tabletop display perfect to have next to your register. Choose from these fabulous flavors including mango, pink grapefruit, pomegranate, wild cherry and more! Enjoy profit margins of 36-38 percent. Boost your margins today!

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IPC Pharmacy Profile
Carrington Drug
A Quarter Century of  Pharmacy
Carrington Drug Celebrates 25 Years

A lot has changed in the world of pharmacy in the past 30 years. Matt Paulson has owned and operated Carrington Drug for more than 25 years now and has seen a lot change in the industry. Some of the biggest changes have come from the introduction of the internet. The internet altered how his business flowed and his conversations with patients as they gained access to readily available medical information. Paulson also shifted his pharmacy away from retail and has recently leaned into clinical services like vaccines.

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Interested in having your pharmacy featured in this newsletter and on our website?

Email us at member.service@ipcrx.com or Call 1-800-755-1531.

 
IPC Government Relations
What You Need to Know
Medicare Open Enrollment Has Started

The population of Medicare beneficiaries is increasing each year, by 2030 it is expected there will be more than 80 million. Pharmacists must take an active role during open enrollment to help their patients understand their plan options. It is also beneficial for pharmacists to equip themselves with the knowledge to help patients navigate their options. This can help both your pharmacy and patients save money.

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Keep Your NCPDP Profile up to Date

Did you know CMS uses NCPDP pharmacy information to audit Medicare Part D claims data? It is important that you update your pharmacy’s information with NCPDP on a regular basis. Logging in and updating your pharmacy information with NCPDP is essential to ensure accurate and timely reimbursement of claims.

NCPDP Online User Guide
 
IPC Social Media
Show us Your Spooky Decor
Social Media Corner

Halloween is coming up quickly. Though a lot is different this year, it doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun too. IPC wants to see how you and your staff are celebrating. Share pictures of your decorations and costumes this month and tag @IPCrx on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. You can also email us your photos at socialmedia@ipcrx.com and we will share them on our accounts!

 
Prosperity Health Celebrates Grand Opening
Time to Celebrate!
IPC Sponsors Two New Stores

IPC has proudly supported grand openings for two member stores since Labor Day, including the Grand Opening of Prosperity Health Pharmacy in Fargo, ND, on October 1!

During the event, about 100 attendees enjoyed free hot dogs, chips, and fresh gelato from nearby Carrington, ND. IPC donated a Kindle Fire and Echo Show along with 150 tote bags, which pharmacy staff then filled with goodies and coupons. They also invited a country radio station to broadcast live during the event, giving the new store some additional exposure!

“People really seemed to enjoy the giveaways IPC provided, a lot of people signed up for those,” said Virginia Howe, Prosperity Health Pharmacy owner.

Read More on IPC’s Recent Celebrations!

Prosperity Health Pharmacy (Fargo, NE)

Wasatch Pharmacy (Ogden, UT)