Innovation Key in Ensuring Continued Strength of Independent Retail Pharmacies


The Total Pharmacy Solutions Summit closing round table touched back on many topics covered throughout the event.

On April 30, 2022, Drug Topics® and Total Pharmacy® held the first Total Pharmacy Solutions Summit of the year. The exclusive virtual event featured thought leaders and experts across the independent pharmacy space, with featured sessions focused on leveraging best practices in technology, staffing and retention, point-of-care models, and more.

During an hour-long closing roundtable, moderator Mohamed A. Jollah, PharmD, BCPS, assistant professor in the clinical sciences department at Touro University California College of Pharmacy, an ambulatory care clinical pharmacist, and a member of the Drug Topics editorial advisory board, joined participants Bill Holmes, CEO of RxSafe, Kevin Russell, RPh, MBA, BCACP, director of pharmacy for clinical operations at Prescryptive Health, and Steven F. Moore, PharmD, Vice President of Condo Pharmacy, for a wide-ranging discussion touching back on many of the day’s topics.

“We have to protect the existence of independent retail pharmacies,” said Holmes. “Ninety-five percent of people in this country are within 5 minutes of one of these stores. If they go away, there would be a devastating effect. Just imagine COVID-19 without independent retail pharmacies. We have to work together; we have to use these new ideas on ways to create improved economic health of independent pharmacies.”

Watch the full roundtable discussion below.

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