Independent pharmacies focus on local ties to battle competititors, benefit manager cost cutting

Jul 2, 2015 2:17:00 PM | Industry News

Kingwood Pharmacy in East Ridge is always packed during the first weekend in November because that's when the 69-year-old pharmacy holds its annual Christmas open house. It's festive -- new products, refreshments and discounts abound.

New Markets: A prescription for independent pharmacies

Jul 2, 2015 2:11:00 PM | Industry News

With an uncertain regulatory landscape and declining reimbursement rates, most pharmacists would agree that it is tougher to be an independent pharmacist today than it was in years past. Asked to describe their challenges and concerns, pharmacists mentioned declining reimbursement rates for prescription drugs, mail-order use forced on patients, and the uncertainty surrounding healthcare regulation, among other issues.