American Associated Pharmacies and Pharmacy Development Services Announce Special Membership Program for AAP Pharmacies

American Associated Pharmacies and Pharmacy Development Services Announce Special Membership Program for AAP Pharmacies

Press Release ( - Scottsboro, AL - Jan 09, 2017 - American Associated Pharmacies (AAP) and Pharmacy Development Services (PDS) today announced a partnership providing AAP pharmacies with a special membership with PDS which provides custom content and training to improve profitability, performance and people metrics for approximately 2,200 independent retail pharmacies across the United States.

“We approached this partnership opportunity with the goal of helping pharmacies improve their bottom line. Today’s business environment for independent pharmacies has created a challenging industry in which direct and indirect reimbursement limits and maximum allowable cost pricing are the norm. These changes have significantly cut into the profitability of the independent pharmacy,” said Jon Copeland, chief executive officer and president of AAP.  “We are excited to partner with PDS, an industry leader at helping independent pharmacies increase their profits and stay competitive in this ever-changing environment.” 

“The special AAP membership with PDS provides AAP members immediate access to strategies and training which will significantly improve gross margins in a relatively short period,” said Dan Benamoz, founder and chief executive officer of PDS.  “By providing AAP members with a customized opt in membership, we look forward to showing AAP pharmacies a new way to look at their business to improve gross margins and we are pleased to partner with AAP, a leading and well-respected cooperative serving independent pharmacies.”

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About American Associated Pharmacies

American Associated Pharmacies (AAP) is a member-owned cooperative representing over 2,200 independent pharmacies that provide owners an opportunity to buy like a larger chain. As a unified voice in an ever-changing environment, AAP designs and implements programs to provide its pharmacies the enhanced tools needed to operate a highly successful business. 

About Pharmacy Development Services

Pharmacy Development Services (PDS) has been serving the independent pharmacy community for over 18 years. PDS is the best in the world at helping independent pharmacies increase their profits. As a pharmacy innovator and the only company of its kind with a dedicated R&D team and with data mining software, PDS provides members with solutions, programs and training that increases your bottom line. PDS members average a 7 to 1 ROI on their membership investment.


Jasmine Etienne

Source : Pharmacy Development Services


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