Rexall Pharma Plus was quick off the mark in training its entire professional staff to deliver vaccinations before last winter’s flu season arrived. By the early fall of 2013 most Canadian provinces had passed the legislation that enabled pharmacists to perform that function. In Ontario alone, Rexall pharmacists vaccinated some 160,000 patients. William Chung, senior vice president of pharmacy, regards the effort the company made as a keen investment.
The objective of most operators of retail pharmacies is to locate a store at a busy intersection, to include a drive-through window and to offer at least a limited number of Sunday hours. But Costco Wholesale Corp. takes a different approach in addressing the pharmacy customer.
Albertsons LLC offers a full menu of health and wellness services designed to help its patients prevent or manage common chronic medical conditions, explains Daniel Salemi, president of pharmacy operations.
Aurora Health Care is partnering with Armada Health Care to provide a range of specialty pharmacy offerings to its patients.
Uniprix Inc. is anxiously awaiting some regulatory maneuvers to play out in Quebec that will enable the 387-store drug chain to broaden the scope of its pharmacists' practice.
For Delhaize America, which operates pharmacies under the Food Lion and Hannaford supermarket banners, customer service is a key priority.
A major Star Ratings focus in Medicare Part D, medication adherence is an area in which community pharmacies and pharmacists are uniquely positioned to excel because of their strong clinical expertise and personal patient relationships, according to Health Mart president Steve Courtman.
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