As a pharmacist, every prescription you fill is an opportunity to dig deeper and make a connection with your patients. For Ahunna Freeman, taking the extra step to care for her patients was the reason behind opening her own pharmacy. While previously working at a chain store, she didn’t have the same opportunity to truly make a difference. She explains the importance of patient education and making the joint journey to improved health outcomes. Freeman is also a diabetes specialist and founded her own diabetes management program, My Sweet Life.
Following the announcement of PioneerRx Pharmacy Software’s acquisition by RedSail Technologies, we bring you an exclusive episode highlighting the key factors behind this decision and exciting plans for the future of independent pharmacy. NCPA CEO Doug Hoey steps in as our special guest host to interview PioneerRx President Jeff Key and RedSail CEO Kraig McEwen. Doug asks the pressing questions that everyone wants the answers to. Together, PioneerRx and RedSail will be part of the largest community-based pharmacy network in the country and have the resources to secure independent pharmacy a seat at the table. Together, we can Save + Revitalize Independent Pharmacy.
Many people find change daunting, but as we know, it is the only thing in this world that is constant. CPESN Executive Director Troy Trygstad joins the Catalyst Pharmacy Podcast to discuss disruptions in pharmacy from technology, patient behavior, and COVID-19. Independent pharmacies are not in competition with one another. In fact, Troy argues that community pharmacies need to be seen as a collective in order to influence the widespread change in patient and government perceptions of being local. Learn how CPESN and PioneerRx are tipping the scale in favor of independent pharmacy.
In this episode we are joined by Scott Pace, one of the major figures contributing to the creation of Act 900. He served as the COO of the Arkansas Pharmacy Association during this time and was integral to the unanimous success of independent pharmacy in Rutledge v. PCMA. Listen as he tells the story behind winning the case and the obstacles in lobbying against PBMS. Pace is a pharmacy owner with his wife Anne, and is currently using his law background as a partner at Impact Management Group, a government relations company where he does contract lobbying for the pharmacy industry.