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  • Why you should divide your pharmacy into its compartments

    Compartmentalization permits risk management. Viewing your pharmacy down into its pieces can bring tremendous advantage. Structuring workflow or systems such that if disaster happens, only pieces are lost instead of the whole may sound tedious, but after one disaster the value will be evident.
    Jason Chenard
  • Top tips for pharmacists who need to be babysitters

    Ever find yourself working harder than you need to in the process of buying something for your pharmacy? When choosing a vendor, I have learned that I prefer to do business with those I can communicate with, which is a nice way of saying that I do not have to babysit them.
    Jason Chenard
  • How to play—and win—the numbers game in your pharmacy

    Two chronic afflictions can kill your pharmacy business – too much inventory and high overhead. If they get out of control, either one can ruin your business. With today's relatively affordable computerized business systems, there's no excuse for losing control.
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  • Hey pharmacists, don’t act while swallowing (bad) pills

    We know that emotional decisions rarely end being up the right ones. When this happens, great leaders have the ability to zoom out, resist the urge to be swept away by the details and focus on the overall broader situation.
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  • The Express Scripts discussion is broader for Canadian pharmacy

    I am firm in my belief that community pharmacy in Canada is part of the solution to the challenges that Canadians are facing in accessing primary care. Crippling pharmacy through the imposition of fees and limiting patient choice of healthcare provider through PPNs is something I am prepared to invest my energy and time to prevent.
    Bruce Winston
  • Jesse’s predictions for pharmacists in 2024

    The beginning of a new year often has people looking hopeful at the possibility of what may be. Yet we know the vast majority of people who set New Year’s resolutions drop them within days or weeks of starting them. And they do this year after year.
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  • Your boring pharmacy – staying the course for long-term success

    In a repetitive pharmacy world that craves constant peaks of new-ness, those with the ability to grind will out-succeed those that make impulse decisions and routinely make big pharmacy system changes. Resisting temptation in a world of abundance can be your ally.
    Jason Chenard
  • How do you manage both quiet and loud pharmacy staff?

    One job of the pharmacy leader is to moderate the range of personalities on the team. Once the right people are involved, everyone’s opinion is valid and part of the process of arriving at the best decisions, but only if everyone is given an opportunity to speak.
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