AAP joins nationwide alliance of pharmacies forming RxAlly

February 22, 2012

American Associated Pharmacies (AAP) announced today that it is partnering with RxAlly, a first-of-a-kind alliance of more than 20,000 pharmacies nationwide, creating the largest performance network of pharmacies in the United States.

American Associated Pharmacies (AAP) announced last week that it is partnering with RxAlly, a first-of-a-kind alliance of more than 20,000 pharmacies nationwide, creating the largest performance network of pharmacies in the United States.

AAP is a member-owned cooperative of some 2,000 independent pharmacies. This new partnership will give the member pharmacies the combined strength to produce an impact on patient health outcomes and the voice to offer solutions to the $290 billion per year in avoidable healthcare costs resulting from inappropriate use of medication, AAP said.

The new network includes independent pharmacies, regional chains, and Walgreens. Independent pharmacies can apply to join the RxAlly network through participating independent pharmacy organizations (IPOs), including AAP, which is 1 of the first major IPO’s to partner with RxAlly.

“We are actively investing our time, resources, and talents in the development of RxAlly,” Jon Copeland, RPh, CEO of AAP stated. “This is a collaborative effort to better serve our members’ patients and improve the delivery of healthcare, the likes of which the United States has not seen to date.”

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), which represents the interests of community pharmacists, said it welcomes the new alliance.

“The launch of RxAlly represents a unique combination of the strengths of community pharmacies with the corporate resources of Walgreens,” NCPA CEO B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA, said in a statement after the announcement of the formation of RxAlly. “Recognizing the value of the pharmacist in serving patients has long been a challenge of the profession and RxAlly believes it can help address this problem.”

Pharmacies interested in joining RxAlly through AAP can call1-877-797-9227 or visit its website.