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Next Level Patient Care Begins with a Successful Clinical Program

The COVID-19 pandemic greatly influenced the scope of community pharmacies. What was once considered just a place to pick up medication has expanded to a location providing health screenings and treatments. Clinical programs are an excellent way for independent pharmacies to create additional revenue while maintaining patient relationships. “The right PSAO partner can enhance your Continue reading


Community Pharmacy Definitions

The independent pharmacy industry is full of terminology that is important to understand. Here are some common pharmacy terms and definitions that will be helpful to know. Medicare Part D: The part of Medicare that covers most outpatient prescription drugs, Medicare Part D was implemented on January 1, 2006, under the “Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, Continue reading


EPIC Rx Supports HB 973 in Maryland

March 1, 2022Chair PendergrassCC: House Health and Government Operations CommitteeAnnapolis, Maryland Re: Supporting HB 973 – Pharmacy Services Administrative Organizations and Pharmacy Benefits Managers Dear Chair Pendergrass and Committee: EPIC Pharmacy Network (EPN), a Pharmacy Services Administrative Organization (PSAO) that has served Maryland independent pharmacies for 30 years, would like to express its support for Continue reading


2022 Annual Meeting Canceled Due to Growing Concerns over COVID-19 Virus

In the face of increasing and overwhelming concerns about the COVID-19 virus, EPIC Rx has decided to cancel the annual meeting scheduled for March 4-6, 2022, in National Harbor, MD. We have given the situation deep consideration and want to provide all attendees with ample opportunity to manage air travel and personal schedules. We also Continue reading


EPIC Pharmacies Announces 2021 Student Grant Award Recipients

EPIC Pharmacies, Inc., a national network of independently owned pharmacies, announced the winners of its 2021 student grant program. Grants were awarded to six pharmacy students who plan to practice in an independent pharmacy upon graduation.   “EPIC Pharmacies upholds a long-standing legacy of providing the tools and resources for young pharmacists to grow and Continue reading


EPIC Pharmacies Announces CEO Appointment

EPIC Rx has announced the appointment of Robert J. McLaughlin, Jr., R.Ph., as CEO and president. McLaughlin, who has held the role of interim CEO since April 2021, will lead EPIC Pharmacies Inc., EPIC Pharmacy Network Inc., and PharmCAP LLC. A proven business leader, McLaughlin brings 23 years of experience as CEO of Realo Discount Continue reading


What’s Worked at our Pharmacy: A Member’s Perspective on Clinical Services

Anna Baird, PharmD, and Ashley Abode, PharmD, are part of the EPIC Rx Clinical Mentor Program, in which independent pharmacists have graciously offered to share their knowledge and expertise in achieving clinical success with fellow EPIC Rx members. Contact us to learn more.   “At Realo Discount Drugs, we understand dispensing medications is only part of the story when it comes Continue reading


Board of Directors Election Results

The Elections Committee is pleased to announce that the election to fill positions on the EPIC Pharmacies Board of Directors has concluded. Thanks to all who cast their votes. Congratulations to the following eight independent pharmacy owners, including incumbent and new board members. Robert Borgatti, Vienna Drug Center – two-year term Justin Boyd, Coleman Pharmacy Continue reading


EPIC Pharmacies Announces CEO Departure Effective March

After more than six years of service, Jay Romero will step down in his role as CEO of EPIC Pharmacies, Inc., a national network of independently owned pharmacies, and president of EPIC Pharmacy Network, Inc, a nationwide Pharmacy Services Administration Organization (PSAO), effective March 1, 2021. “Jay’s work has helped our organization lay the groundwork Continue reading


EPIC Pharmacy Network Names Bretta Grinsteinner Vice President of Network Development

EPIC Pharmacy Network, Inc. (EPN), the nationwide Pharmacy Services Administration Organization (PSAO), announced today the appointment of Bretta Grinsteinner as vice president of network development. Grinsteinner will be responsible for negotiating with pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and health plans on behalf of independent pharmacy members. “This last year has presented many upheavals in the pharmacy Continue reading