The Weekly Roundup

July 08, 2016 | Pamela Youngberg Dickson

We hope you’ve had a safe and enjoyable week celebrating the July 4th holiday with family and friends. Did you restock the sunscreen? Drug Store News has issued a much-needed reminder about the importance of sunscreen. But it’s not just our skin that needs protection from the sun’s rays. Check out these tips for protecting medication from heat and sun from Pharmacy Times, and don’t forget to remind your patients that some medications increase their risk for sun sensitivity. Need more help educating your patients on sun safety? Print out our Smart-Take on skin cancer and distribute it at your store.

Here are few stories we came across this week that you might find interesting:

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The Independent Difference: The Simplest Way to Grow Your Independent Pharmacy Business - Making ‘The Ask’ [part 1 of 2]

August 04, 2015 | Jessica Ehret

Have you ever been in the home of a friend or family member and found yourself infuriated by the sight of prescription bottles from another pharmacy? I have. Worse yet may be learning that friends proudly go to Target or Wal-Mart for their prescriptions because it is convenient to do all of their shopping at once OR, worse yet, because they are under the impression that their medications will be cheaper at these big box stores.This has happened to me more times than I am comfortable admitting.

I’ve decided to try to resolve my frustrations by doing something, instead of just grumbling to myself as I have in the past. That means simply making ‘the ask’: “Why don’t you support our local business rather than those big box pharmacies?”

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