Pharmacy retailers are seeking out any advantages in a time of unprecedented competition. In-store technologies that help create a more engaging and positive customer experience with convenience and speed is not only essential but expected.
No business remains the same over the course of its lifetime, from startup to exit. This is certainly true of a pharmacy business where a pharmacist will often progress from being an employee to becoming an owner and then selling the practice to another pharmacist.
Your most valuable asset is your TEAM! In my career, I have dispensed in over two dozen pharmacies. As such, I have had the privilege of working with many different teams. I can tell you that I did not always look at my team as an asset. In some cases, I actually looked at my team as a liability.
In March of 2020, millions of Canadians were forced out of their work, their schools, their social circles, and into their homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While in their homes, they began to seek information about what was happening to the world they once knew.
One's career path is not always a straight one. Not all of us are able to land our dream job right after graduation. We don’t always make a beeline to the job we want or get to stay in one that we love forever (change in management or roles).
Over the past year, the world has continued to suffer through a global pandemic. Many of our pharmacy owner families have remained worried about the impact and implications of the crisis on the next generation.
Helping patients understand why and how things work as well as supporting them through the reimbursement process can provide relief for those with many concerns and result in possible coverage of necessary medications.
There is a marked need for pharmacy awareness campaigns to address the stigma around opioid use and naloxone, and for health care professionals to close this gap through comprehensive patient education.
The recovery of the greatest global health pandemic of our time has been made possible by countless professionals. We celebrate and honour each and every person who has contributed to solutions. Front line medical professionals have been rightfully lauded.