Dave's Corner

Posted June 30, 2016

David Mayper Executive Director PFOA

Greetings. it's been about two months since our annual meeting and board meeting. May flew by quickly. We went through a search process and hired a controller. His name is Jeff Grieshaber and he began this month. Since integrating Jeff into the position, we are already having positive reactions and results. We are reviewing financial activities and getting him familiar with processes.

 

AmerisourceBergen had a significant reduction in their overall workforce which included Alan Wilson, part of the coverage team for PFOA. Our newly assigned team includes Rex Walker, located in Orlando and Rich Hazinski who was previously assigned to our account for approximately eight months several years ago.   I met with Rex and Rich in our Coral Springs office and we spent some time covering the ABC/PFOA relationship.

 

The staff and I have been working with representatives from IPC and McKesson adding members to both the IPC warehouse and the McKesson prime vendor programs. We are steadily adding members to the programs and they are increasing participation.

 

Beginning on June 1st, AAP reached a new agreement with Cardinal and has additionally changed some of their brand promotions through the API warehouse to better adjust to their new Cardinal agreement. A good number our members switched over to the new compliance agreement, though a number of our members remain on the traditional program. We developed a purchase analyzer to specifically focus on these changes for our members who would like us to review how they optimize their purchase options between the two programs. We have already used this analyzer in discussions with several of our members on the Cardinal AAP program. We are also in the process of developing comparisons of the new Cardinal program to our available offerings from ABC and McKesson IPC.

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Free CE Class from Anda

Posted June 8, 2016

Click on the picture below, it will take you to Andanet.com, sign in to your account and you will see the link to the Pharmacists CE Lesson on your home page.

 

Andanet.com CE Class 2016-06-08 reduced 60

 
PFOA Annual Meeting 2016

Posted April 25, 2016

PFOA held our Annual Meeting in Austin on April 16th at the close of the AAP conference.  We are pleased that 44 stores were represented and we appreciate their time and input.  AAP provided its retail customers and our attending members a first class program in terms of education and business opportunities.  We look forward to continuing to build a stronger bond between AAP and PFOA.  We thank them for allowing our staff to be a part of their conference.

 

Board Elections were held and tabulated.  Elected to the PFOA Board were: Doug Coyle, Todd Pendergraft and Ron Robichaux. Elected to the PFOA Medicine Shoppe Board was David Cole.

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February is American Heart Month

Posted Feb. 8, 2016

 

Use this theme as an opportunity to market your heart health products to customers. Create an end-cap of heart-healthy products, such as omegas, fish oil, coenzymes, red yeast rice, and other vitamins. Place a red heart on the shelf next to any heart-healthy item in your store (e.g., CoQ10, aspirin). Create signs that read, "Look for the red heart © and give the gift of health!" and place them throughout your store during the month of February.

 

From NCPA Profit Makers in collaboration with Drug Store News

 
U.S. government suspends enrollment in Cigna Medicare Advantage drug plans

Posted Jan. 28, 2016

By Caroline Humer (edited)

 

(Reuters) - The U.S. government has suspended new enrollment in Cigna Corp's Medicare Advantage health insurance and prescription drug plans, saying Cigna had "widespread and systemic failures" that prevented patients from accessing medical services. The government said Cigna did not handle complaints and grievances properly from patients who had been denied coverage for health benefits or drugs, according to a Jan. 21 letter from its regulator, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.

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