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To answer your question Bunny Slayer, it often (not always) works like this. Quick & dirty example.
$10 drug prescription. Insurance pays the pharmacy $5.13, You pay $5 co-pay. We make 13 cents.
If we fill 1000 similar prescriptions in a day we have about $130 in margin.
Margin is not profit, margin is ...more
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This is why customer service suffers as told from someone on the inside:
My husband is a long-time Walgreens pharmacist and pharmacy manager with over 20 years of service. Walgreens used to be a great place to work, but the culture has definitely changed in the last several years. It's tough to provide great custom...more
great post. he/we is not alone. same story at albertsosn savon supervalu & rite aid as far as I know. same retarded cheerleading effort coming from corporate about the pharmacists obligation to make & meet SALES COMMITMENTS. see the latest blog article in Drug Topics Magazine about the real state of retail chain pha...more
There is so much to debate but few know how the business works interally, they just see a hassle from the insurance and bad customer service from an over burdened pharmacy staff.
I had a bit of a spasm with this comment: "This is stupid ... we are not going to reimburse you more than the value for the drugs .." T...more
Most comments here are based on a customer service perspective. The poor service is a direct result of understaffed pharmacies due to poor reimbursement from Your Insurance company. I might add that reimbursement rates are negotiated by all the higher up corporate goons that never set foot in a retail pharmacy or pay ...more
It is shocking how flippant and simple "entertainment" articles like this are. We all understand how things are really tough all over and people need to cut back however they can, but it is not funny or entertaining.
I'm no economist but does the writer (or all of us for that matter) realize that the happy glee of...more
Well, this is off the top of my head and charged with emotion.
While in college earning my Pharmacy Ph.D., I worked more than full-time at several jobs in pharmacy to be sure I had marketable real-life work skills upon graduation. During my Grad School education I borrowed 72K in Student Loans from U.S. Department...more
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