It costs a lot of money to make a new drug. Not only are there hours of research, but there is the FDA to be considered and the amount of money it takes to get a new drug through the process is eye-watering! The problem is, that filters down through the whole structure and the result is that medicine becomes about the disease and not the person who is unfortunate enough to show its symptoms.
It’s all about giving the small pharmacy a chance in the shark pool. Becoming a pharmacist is not dissimilar to a medical degree. You have to know the basic physiology. You need to know the basics of how we work at whatever stage of life. Where pharmacy becomes different is you need to understand the interaction drugs and their effects on each other.
Independent or Different
Being independent against the huge corporate pharmacy chains requires you do something different to stand out. Removing cost from the business is one of those things that help make the difference and keep people coming into the store – which, of course, is how a local pharmacy keeps going.
Technology and the Pharmacy
The internet has changes absolutely everything and the pharmacy business is just one part of many which are no longer recognizable. Pharmacy software solutions enable the pharmacist to check for contra-indications faster than people can consider them. Software ensures the pharmacist doesn’t over dispense opioid based drugs to those who would be better off without them
At the end of the day, there is the possibility that by using the best tools available, the small, local pharmacist has the potential stay in business. That gives you the advantage of local knowledge; someone who knows your family and as a result might know you too.