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Category: Main Content Written by Dr. Charles Shively / February 17, 2019

Seventy Five Years YOUNG With Automated Pharmacy Dispensing

Category: Pharmacy Success Written by Dr. Charles Shively / February 17, 2019

Remember 1939? Larry Irwin, pharmacist-owner of the Elk Pharmacy in Elkin, North Carolina is a successful independent pharmacy owner. This pharmacy has been in the Irwin family for 75 years. Yes, the pharmacy began in 1939, located in downtown Elkin on...as you might expect...Main Street. Where were you in 1939? Read more ...

Pharmacy Success In A Shrinking Playing Field

Category: Pharmacy Success Written by Dr. Charles Shively / February 17, 2019

Do You Feel the "Caring" When Entering a Pharmacy? It's always exciting (Yes...each of us has different endorphin "rushes" when spending time with our colleagues in pharmacy) to visit highly successful independent pharmacies which have been in existence for over 50 years. Read more ...

Pharmacist to Pharmacist Healthcare: “I Have Alzheimer’s”

Category: Healthcare Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / February 17, 2019

Unexpected Pharmacy Workflow Challenge...Sound Familiar? This past week during a visit to perform one of my consultant complimentary independent pharmacy workflow assessments, the pharmacist/ owner offered...almost immediately before we started the assessment..."I have Alzheimer's". Momentarily taken back, I then asked: "Why do you believe this?" The individual said: "My memory is failing. I go to do one thing and get distracted by something else and wind up doing something different. I only remember what I went to do when I come back to where I first had the thought". Sound familiar? Read more ...