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Publication Date 01/07/2014         Volume. 6 No. 6   
Information to Pharmacists

Editorial

From the desk of the editor

Welcome to the July 2014 homepage edition of i2P (Information to Pharmacists) E-Magazine.
At the commencement of 2014 i2P focused on the need for the entire profession of pharmacy and its associated industry supports to undergo a renewal and regeneration.
We are now half-way through this year and it is quite apparent that pharmacy leaders do not yet have a cohesive and clear sense of direction.
Maybe the new initiative by Woolworths to deliver clinical service through young pharmacists and nurses may sharpen their focus.
If not, community pharmacy can look forward to losing a substantial and profitable market share of the clinical services market.
Who would you blame when that happens?
But I have to admit there is some effort, even though the results are but meagre.
In this edition of i2P we focus on the need for research about community pharmacy, the lack of activity from practicing pharmacists and when some research is delivered, a disconnect appears in its interpretation and implementation.

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Feature Contribution

Woolworths Pharmacy - Getting One Stage Closer

Neil Johnston

It started with “tablet” computers deployed on shelves inside the retailer Coles, specifically to provide information to consumers relating to pain management and the sale of strong analgesics.
This development was reported in i2P under the title Coles Pharmacy Expansion and the Arid PGA Landscape”
In that article we reported that qualified information was a missing link that had come out of Coles market research as the reason to why it had not succeeded in dominating the pain market.
Of course, Woolworths was working on the same problem at the same time and had come up with a better solution - real people with good information.

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Intensive Exposition without crossing over with a supermarket

Fiona Sartoretto Verna AIAPP

Editor's Note: The understanding of a pharmacy's presentation through the research that goes into the design of fixtures and fittings that highlight displays, is a never-ending component of pharmacy marketing.
Over the past decade, Australian pharmacy shop presentations have fallen behind in standards of excellence.
It does not take rocket science - you just have to open your eyes.
Recently, our two major supermarkets, Woolworths and Coles, have entered into the field of drug and condition information provision - right into the heartland of Australian Pharmacy.

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The sure way to drive business away

Gerald Quigley

I attended the Pregnancy, Baby and Children’s Expo in Brisbane recently.
What an eye and ear opening event that was!
Young Mums, mature Mums, partners of all ages, grandparents and friends……...many asking about health issues and seeking reassurances that they were doing the right thing.

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‘Marketing Based Medicine’ – how bad is it?

Baz Bardoe

It should be the scandal of the century.
It potentially affects the health of almost everyone.
Healthcare providers and consumers alike should be up in arms. But apart from coverage in a few credible news sources the problem of ‘Marketing Based Medicine,’ as psychiatrist Dr Peter Parry terms it, hasn’t as yet generated the kind of universal outrage one might expect.

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Community Pharmacy Research - Are You Involved?

Mark Coleman

Government funding is always scarce and restricted.
If you are ever going to be a recipient of government funds you will need to fortify any application with evidence.
From a government perspective, this minimises risk.
I must admit that while I see evidence of research projects being managed by the PGA, I rarely see community pharmacists individually and actively engaged in the type of research that would further their own aims and objectives (and survival).

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Organisational Amnesia and the Lack of a Curator Inhibits Cultural Progress

Neil Johnston

Most of us leave a tremendous impact on pharmacies we work for (as proprietors, managers, contractors or employees)—in ways we’re not even aware of.
But organisational memories are often all too short, and without a central way to record that impact and capture the knowledge and individual contributions, they become lost to time.
It is ironic that technology has provided us with phenomenal tools for communication and connection, but much of it has also sped up our work lives and made knowledge and memory at work much more ephemeral.

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Academics on the payroll: the advertising you don't see

Staff Writer

This article was first published in The Conversation and was written by Wendy Lipworth, University of Sydney and Ian Kerridge, University of Sydney
In the endless drive to get people’s attention, advertising is going ‘native’, creeping in to places formerly reserved for editorial content. In this Native Advertising series we find out what it looks like, if readers can tell the difference, and more importantly, whether they care.
i2P has republished the article as it supports our own independent and ongoing investigations on how drug companies are involved in marketing-based medicine rather than evidence-based medicine.

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I’ve been thinking about admitting wrong.

Mark Neuenschwander

Editor's Note: This is an early article by Mark Neuenschwander we have republished after the soul-searching surrounding a recent Australian dispensing error involving methotrexate.
Hmm. There’s more than one way you could take that, huh? Like Someday when I get around to it (I’m not sure) I may admit that I was wrong about something. Actually, I’ve been thinking about the concept of admitting wrong. So don’t get your hopes up. No juicy confessions this month except that I wish it were easier for me to admit when I have been wrong or made a mistake.
Brian Goldman, an ER physician from Toronto, is host of the award-winning White Coat, Black Art on CBC Radio and slated to deliver the keynote at The unSUMMIT for Bedside Barcoding in Anaheim this May. His TED lecture, entitled, “Doctors make mistakes. Can we talk about it?” had already been viewed by 386,072 others before I watched it last week.

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Dispensing errors – a ripple effect of damage

Kay Dunkley - BPharm, Grad Dip Hosp Pharm, Grad Dip Health Admin, MPS, MSHPA

Most readers will be aware of recent publicity relating to dispensing errors and in particular to deaths caused by methotrexate being incorrectly packed in dose administration aids.
The Pharmacy Board of Australia (PBA), in its Communique of 13 June 2014, described a methotrexate packing error leading to the death of a patient and noted “extra vigilance is required to be exercised by pharmacists with these drugs”.
This same case was reported by A Current Affair (ACA) in its program on Friday 20 June
http://aca.ninemsn.com.au/article/8863098/prescription-drug-warning

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Take a vacation from your vocation

Harvey Mackay

Have you ever had one of those days when all you could think was, “Gosh, do I need a vacation.”
Of course you have – because all work and no play aren’t good for anyone.
A vacation doesn’t have to be two weeks on a tropical island, or even a long weekend at the beach. 
A vacation just means taking a break from your everyday activities. 
A change of pace. 
It doesn’t matter where.
Everyone needs a vacation to rejuvenate mentally and physically. 
But did you also know that you can help boost our economy by taking some days off? 
Call it your personal stimulus package.

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Explainer: what is peer review?

Staff Writer

This article was first published in the Conversation. It caught our eye because "peer review" it is one of the standards for evidence-based medicines that has also been corrupted by global pharma.
The article is republished by i2P as part of its ongoing investigation into scientific fraud and was writtenby Andre Spicer, City University London and Thomas Roulet, University of Oxford
We’ve all heard the phrase “peer review” as giving credence to research and scholarly papers, but what does it actually mean?
How does it work?
Peer review is one of the gold standards of science. It’s a process where scientists (“peers”) evaluate the quality of other scientists' work. By doing this, they aim to ensure the work is rigorous, coherent, uses past research and adds to what we already knew.
Most scientific journals, conferences and grant applications have some sort of peer review system. In most cases it is “double blind” peer review. This means evaluators do not know the author(s), and the author(s) do not know the identity of the evaluators.
The intention behind this system is to ensure evaluation is not biased.
The more prestigious the journal, conference, or grant, the more demanding will be the review process, and the more likely the rejection. This prestige is why these papers tend to be more read and more cited.

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Dentists from the dark side?

Loretta Marron OAM BSc

While dining out with an elderly friend, I noticed that he kept his false tooth plate in his shirt pocket. He had recently had seven amalgam-filled teeth removed, because he believed that their toxins were making him sick; but his new plate was uncomfortable. He had been treated by an 'holistic dentist'. Claiming to offer a "safe and healthier alternative" to conventional dentistry, are they committed to our overall health and wellbeing or are they promoting unjustified fear, unnecessarily extracting teeth and wasting our money?

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Planning for Profit in 2015 – Your key to Business Success

Chris Foster

We are now entering a new financial year and it’s a great time to reflect on last year and highlight those things that went well and those that may have impacted negatively in the pursuit of your goals.
It's also a great to spend some time re-evaluating your personal and business short, medium and long term goals in the light of events over the last year.
The achievement of your goals will in many cases be dependent on setting and aspiring to specific financial targets. It's important that recognise that many of your personal goals will require you to generate sufficient business profits to fund those aspirations

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ReWalk™ Personal Exoskeleton System Cleared by FDA for Home Use

Staff Writer

Exoskeleton leader ReWalk Robotics announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the company’s ReWalk Personal System for use at home and in the community.
ReWalk is a wearable robotic exoskeleton that provides powered hip and knee motion to enable individuals with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) to stand upright and walk.
ReWalk, the only exoskeleton with FDA clearance via clinical studies and extensive performance testing for personal use, is now available throughout the United States.

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Attracting and Retaining Great People

Barry Urquhart

Welcome to the new financial year in Australia.
For many in business the past year has been described as a challenging period.
Adjectives are a key feature of the English language.  In the business lexicon their use can be, and often is evocative and stimulate creative images.  But they can also contribute to inexact, emotional perceptions.
Throughout the financial pages of newspapers and business magazines adjectives abound.
References to “hot” money draw attention and comment.  The recent wave of funds from Chinese investors, keen to remove their wealth from the jurisdiction and control of government regulations is creating a potential property bubble in Australia.

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Updating Your Values - Extending Your Culture

Neil Johnston

Pharmacy culture is dormant.
Being comprised of values, unless each value is continually addressed, updated or deleted, entire organisations can stagnate (or entire professions such as the pharmacy profession).
Good values offer a strong sense of security, knowing that if you operate within the boundaries of your values, you will succeed in your endeavours.

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Evidence-based medicine is broken. Why we need data and technology to fix it

Staff Writer

The following article is reprinted from The Conversation and forms up part of our library collection on evidence-based medicines.
At i2P we also believe that the current model of evidence is so fractured it will never be able to be repaired.
All that can happen is that health professionals should independently test and verify through their own investigations what evidence exists to prescribe a medicine of any potency.
Health professionals that have patients (such as pharmacists) are ideally placed to observe and record the efficacy for medicines.
All else should confine their criticisms to their evidence of the actual evidence published.
If there are holes in it then share that evidence with the rest of the world.
Otherwise, do not be in such a hurry to criticise professions that have good experience and judgement to make a good choice on behalf of their patients, simply because good evidence has not caught up with reality.

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Laropiprant is the Bad One; Niacin is/was/will always be the Good One

Staff Writer

Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, July 25, 2014
Laropiprant is the Bad One; Niacin is/was/will always be the Good One
by W. Todd Penberthy, PhD

(OMNS July 25, 2014) Niacin has been used for over 60 years in tens of thousands of patients with tremendously favorable therapeutic benefit (Carlson 2005).
In the first-person NY Times best seller, "8 Weeks to a Cure for Cholesterol," the author describes his journey from being a walking heart attack time bomb to a becoming a healthy individual.
He hails high-dose niacin as the one treatment that did more to correct his poor lipid profile than any other (Kowalski 2001).

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Culture Drive & Pharmacy Renewal

Neil Johnston

Deep within all of us we have a core set of values and beliefs that create the standards of behaviour that we align with when we set a particular direction in life.
Directions may change many times over a lifetime, but with life experiences and maturity values may increase in number or gain greater depth.
All of this is embraced under one word – “culture”.
When a business is born it will only develop if it has a sound culture, and the values that comprise that culture are initially inherent in the business founder.
A sound business culture equates to a successful business and that success is often expressed in the term “goodwill” which can be eventually translated to a dollar value.

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ReWalk™ Personal Exoskeleton System Cleared by FDA for Home Use

Staff Writer

Exoskeleton leader ReWalk Robotics announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the company’s ReWalk Personal System for use at home and in the community.
ReWalk is a wearable robotic exoskeleton that provides powered hip and knee motion to enable individuals with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) to stand upright and walk.
ReWalk, the only exoskeleton with FDA clearance via clinical studies and extensive performance testing for personal use, is now available throughout the United States.

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Pharmacy 2014 - Pharmacy Management Conference

Neil Johnston

The brave new world of health and wellness is not the enemy of Pharmacy, it is its champion.
Australian futurist, Morris Miselowski, one of the world's leading business visionaries, will present the Opening Keynote address on Pharmacy's Future in the new Health and Wellness Landscape at 2.00pm on Wednesday July 30.
Morris believes the key to better health care could already be in your pocket, with doctors soon set to prescribe iPhone apps, instead of pills.
Technology will revolutionise the health industry - a paradigm shift from healthcare to personal wellness.
Health and wellness applications on smartphones are already big news, and are dramatically changing the way we manage our personal health and everyday wellness.

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Generation and Application of Community Pharmacy Research

Neil Johnston

Editor’s Note: We have had a number of articles in this issue relating to pharmacy research.
The PGA has conducted a number of research initiatives over the years, including one recently reported in Pharmacy News that resulted from an analysis of the QCPP Patient Questionnaire.
Pharmacy Guild president, George Tambassis, appears to have authored the article following, and there also appears to be a disconnect between the survey report and its target audience illustrated by one of the respondent comments published.
I have asked Mark Coleman to follow through, elaborate and comment:

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Come to Shop – Return to Learn

Neil Johnston

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Neil Johnston is a pharmacist who trained as a management consultant. He was the first consultant to service the pharmacy profession and commenced practice as a full time consultant in 1972, specialising in community pharmacy management, pharmacy systems, preventive medicine and the marketing of professional services. He has owned, or part-owned a total of six pharmacies during his career, and for a decade spent time both as a clinical pharmacist and Chief Pharmacist in the public hospital system. He has been editor of i2P since 2000.

I started the New Year by researching retail environments that could be adapted to pharmacy and deliver pharmacy 2012 marketing requirements, with emphasis on "professional".
When I got to the Apple retail environment, it simply jumped off the page.
This could be the most important article you read this year.
Few would realise that the title to this article is actually the slogan for Apple Retail Stores, and is in fact the base philosophy behind one of the most successful forms of retail enterprise experienced in the 21st century.
The story of the Apple retail experience has a direct translation across to the malaise that is currently being felt by most Australian pharmacists, so a brief history of the Apple company may help to illuminate a realigned direction for community pharmacy that would capitalise on its strengths and help get off the discount treadmill.

The Apple story starts in 1997 when Steve Jobs (the recently deceased original co-founder of the company) began the revitalisation of his enterprise.
His focus was initially on the retail presentation of the company's Macintosh computers and introducing new products such as the iMac and the Powerbook G3 and supported the physical presentation with an online store.

At that stage Apple still relied heavily on big box computer and electronics stores for most of their sales.

However, Jobs quickly found that potential customers had to deal with poorly trained and
ill-maintained Mac sections that resulted in minimal customer loyalty to the Apple brand and did not differentiate the Mac-user experience from Windows.

Jobs then made it a priority to separate Apple's ties to every big box retailer except for CompUSA who retained its Apple contract by agreeing to adopt Apple's "store within a store" concept.
This required that approximately 15% of each CompUSA store would be set aside for Mac hardware and software (including non-Apple products) and would play host to a part-time Apple salesperson.

However the "store within a store" approach was not successful in part because the Apple section was in the lowest-traffic area of CompUSA stores.

Jobs and his executives saw that they didn't have enough control over the presentation of Apple products so they decided on creating an independent Apple retail store.
In 1999, Jobs personally recruited Millard Drexler to serve on Apple's board of directors, Drexler was the CEO of Gap Inc. whose explosive growth had been attributed to retailing environments and marketing rather than its products or competitive prices.

Drexler was one of the few directors who supported Jobs' retail stores initiative, while the others on the board were sceptical as this would compete with their third party retailers.

In 2000, Jobs hired Ron Johnson from Target, where he had been vice president of merchandising responsible for launching the Michael Graves line of consumer products that raised Target's image beyond that of just an upscale K-Mart.

At Drexler's suggestion, Johnson then built a mock-up of an Apple store inside a warehouse near the company's headquarters in Cupertino, creating an in-store design team to handle development.
The Apple Store design that evolved from this initiative also had contributions from external architects and designers. With the Apple concept store they had the freedom and the budget to come up with an approach that broadly resembled Gap Inc. stores.

Apple has since re-established ties with major big box retailers like Best Buy chains because they had considerably more geographical reach than the existing network of Apple Stores. The relationship with Best Buy calls for the company to send Apple Solutions Consultants (ASCs) to train Best Buy employees to be familiar with Apple's product line-up and how Macs work.
The successful experience that Apple had with its retail stores has also been applied to Disney stores, since Jobs was elected to that company's board of directors in 2006.

The first two of the new Apple concept stores opened during May 2001.
Apple opened its 200th store on October 26, 2007 in Gilbert, Arizona, 2,251 days after opening its first store

Several publications and analysts predicted the failure of Apple Stores, based on sales made per square foot which was a standard metric in computer retail at the time.
It was thought that because of the stores' diminutive size and non-aggressive sales team, Apple would succeed in presenting the Mac but fail in making a significant number of sales, despite the huge turnout for the various openings.

However, Apple proved its critics wrong and by 2007 it ranked among the top retailers in the world. According to Fortune Magazine; "and not just the architecture.Saks, whose flagship store is down the street, generates sales of $362 per square foot a year. Best Buy stores turn $930 - tops for electronics retailers - while Tiffany & Co takes in $2,666. Audrey Hepburn liked Tiffany's for breakfast, but at $4,032 per square foot, Apple is eating everyone's lunch".

Originally, Apple Stores contained a dedicated point of sale station. However, in 2006, Apple began introducing a new store layout and design with surgical-grade stainless steel walls and backlit signage. The new store design replaced the dedicated point of sale station with the hand-held “EasyPay” system.

A dedicated point of sale station still exists in most of these stores to facilitate transactions not paid for by credit card. Apple has recently changed their “EasyPay” systems to operate on iPod Touch, replacing the previous Windows-based system. The iPods feature a custom housing, the Infinite Peripherals Linēa-Pro bar code scanner and card reader, to allow the same transactions on the iPod.

One of the main features of an Apple store is the Genius Bar.
The Genius Bar is a facility where customers can receive technical advice or set up service and repair for their products. The Genius Bar provides software support for Mac OSX and hardware service on products that are not classified as vintage or obsolete.

However, in most cases the Geniuses (highly trained assistants) will at least attempt to assist customers with older hardware.

Originally, visitors to the Genius Bar were offered free Evian Water. Apple dropped this amenity in February 2002.
To address increasing numbers of iPod customers at the Genius Bar, some new stores also feature an iPod Bar.

Most new stores feature a station called The Studio, a Genius Bar-like setting where customers can meet with a "Creative" and receive help with projects ranging from organising a photo album to music composition to film editing. Some of the older stores are being considered to carry a Studio in a future remodel, in some cases replacing the older theatres.

Many stores feature a Theatre for presentations and workshops and a Studio for training with Apple products; all stores offer a Genius Bar for technical support and repairs, as well as free workshops available to the public

Note that on the surface, Apple seems to have had an amazing overnight success for its retail concept.

But the reality was four years of intensive planning involving the hiring of retail executives experienced in establishing retail environments that did not rely on deep discounting, plus a further six years to reach the status of “top retailer” based on sales per square foot.
This type of thinking is desperately needed in pharmacy to counteract the thinking dominated by the big “yellow boxes”.

Pharmacy's hidden strength that cannot be easily duplicated or discounted is its information service, hidden under the detritus of a PBS system that has been on the downside of its life cycle graph for some years now.

The “Genius Bar” adapted for pharmacy and appropriately renamed needs to become the centre-piece of each pharmacy and supported by good design features.

“Health Station” might be a suitable name- but there are undoubtedly better marketing names.

As Health Stations are scheduled by appointments, it is a feature that could easily support a range of practice pharmacists building a reputation based on knowledge and creative solutions.
Appropriate pharmacy names for staff representing the “genius” and the “creative” also need to be established.

This type of setting would be best suited to a range of senior pharmacists backed up by a range of younger pharmacists under a suitable mentoring program.

Revenues to support the Health Station facility could be generated on a fee for service basis.

It is suggested that the first interview be styled as a survey interview and be at no charge to the patient, while subsequent “solution” interviews be at a set fee.

Private label medications and individually compounded prescriptions could be utilised as income extensions worked into any created patient program.
Health Stations, like the Apple Genius Bars, can become the centre-piece for any pharmacy (rather than the dispensary).

It could be said that 2012 may be the definitive point in time where dispensaries can be controlled virtually by technicians (under the supervision of a pharmacist-in-charge), with the information components normally attached to the dispensary, migrating to the Health Stations.

A work flow for schedule 3 sales could also be attached.

This proven solution, illustrated by the Apple retail experience, allows complex products (health or IT) to be broken down into logical education modules delivered to a patients appropriately.

It allows for a pharmacist/patient relationship to develop, provides suitable employment for experienced senior pharmacists, a learning environment for developing pharmacists and even a succession model for a pharmacist proprietor if the pharmacy is structured as a company and working pharmacists are able to buy in progressively.
The fact that pharmacy company structures do not seem to be evolving along these lines needs a stimulus to create the necessary change.

The current pharmacy landscape needs to change dramatically if we are to preserve the profession for future graduates. They must be extremely disappointed with what they currently see and existing proprietors must also be getting "edgy" as bankruptcy becomes more common.

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Submitted by Joe Conway on Wed, 11/01/2012 - 11:13.

I agree with a lot of what you say Neil. However, Apple manufactures and sells their own products. It would be hard to do this with prescription and OTC meds in Australian pharmacies but easier with Alternative medicine. Maybe patients just want to spend some time with Health professionals.
I think that the biggest thing that Apple brings is that it has it's own cult status. Consumers of it's products often become the "Salespeople" for the Apple brand. Maybe Pharmacy can utilize some of the brilliant strategies used by Apple and surely this involves pharmacists making programs from the bottom up (i.e. Government grants) and not from the top down (as it seems to be currently). We would have a huge number of programs then and only the ones that patients liked would take off?

Submitted by Neil Johnston on Fri, 13/01/2012 - 22:40.

Hello Joe
It was good to get your feedback and I respond as follows:
1. "Apple manufactures its own product" and so does pharmacy. The unique information provided to patients is professional and is valued by the patient. It is less tangible than a drug product, but if packaged correctly will have the same impact.
2. "maybe patients just want to spend some time with health professionals."
You are right on the knocker here.
Patients want as much as they can get from pharmacists as long as it is geared to their need. I have often provided an informative 15 minute consultation and at the end of it, asked how much is my charge. Those patients are genuinely surprised when they receive the service at no charge.
3. "Consumers of its products i.e. Apple, become the salespeople for the Apple brand."
And likewise with pharmacy services. New business comes from a viral spread of advertising from a satisfied patient.
4. "Maybe Pharmacy can utilise some of the brilliant strategies used by Apple and surely this involves pharmacists making programs from the bottom up."
This is great perception Joe, I have been pushing this barrow for over a decade.
With bottom-up you commit yourself (and others) along the way - because you make sure it works by tailoring the program for your patients in your location (not some exorbitant overseas program pushed down a marketing channel by the PGA).
I cry when I see all this wastage.
Until we have a more flexible grants program we will continue to waste resources.
It is so simple to generate a fee for service, and I have done it on many occasions (both within a community pharmacy environment or in private practice).
If you are selling a service you must display it for a patient to see - just like a product. It must be surrounded by unique and recognisable design features that can be promoted by advertising, and it must have an open price list and be populated with the type of unambiguous information and advice that patients crave.
If you would like more discussion on how to do it, please email me a request at neilj@computachem.com.au and include a telephone number.
You have indeed caught the essence of what basic elements are required to deliver pharmacy professional services for a fee.

Submitted by Gerald Quigley on Mon, 09/01/2012 - 19:21.

One of the most amazing things about an Apple Store is the absence of "salesmen"...their teams are the information disseminators, and they don't need to actually sell. The brand, the benefits, the image, the "feel" make the sale!

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