“It has been a pleasure to see SmarterPharm grow to 130 members. However, due to industry change we have had to make a significant decision to protect the interests of our members,” SmarterPharm CEO, Karen Duncan said.
“I am confident that the partnership with Pharmacy Alliance will achieve this as we both have a have a strong alignment in values with both organisations fiercely protective of independent pharmacy — are owned or operated by pharmacists and both groups have a strong relationship with our wholesale partner Sigma.”
The independent pharmacy chose Pharmacy Alliance because of the pharmaceutical company has sustainable and progressive opportunity to navigate industry change to maximise profitability. SmarterPharm said their new partners also provides flexibility to retain pharmacy individuality and independence.
“We are thrilled to welcome SmarterPharm members to the Pharmacy Alliance family. It will allow Pharmacy Alliance even greater scale to provide another level of improved solutions to help all pharmacists and supplier partners overcome industry change, and continue to develop member solutions to create sustainable pharmacy models,” said Pharmacy Alliance CEO, Darren Dye.
“The SmarterPharm and Pharmacy Alliance partnership will see a combined membership of 650 members, providing the opportunity to strengthen both member benefits and supplier relationships.”