The New Dichter Pharmacy Web Site

It's been a couple of years since I had the other website and thought it was time to update it --visually as well as with the information on it.

There are a couple of new features on it. There is a Services and Events page where you can check up on the latest events going on in the store, the ability to rent out space in the Community Room, see what our monthly events are, and there's also a menu for the Ice Cream Parlor/Soda Shoppe.

The hours are displayed and most of the information I'd like to convey to my customers are right there as well as a link to Twitter and to Facebook.

There's also this blog which I hope to add information to from time to time on my musings, thoughts and information.

Thank you for your business, and for supporting me, my coworkers, my family, their family in this great Inwood neighborhood for so many years!

 

The Dilemmas of Price Control in the Pharmacy Industry

Well, I don't have to tell you that it is one of the most frustrating things to have to deal with as a pharmacist, as a consumer, as a citizen and as a customer-- price gouging.

You may have already heard about 'Martin Shkreli the pharmaceutical executive who jacked up the price of a drug (raised the price of drug Daraprim from $13.50 to $750 per pill) mainly used by cancer and HIV-AIDS patients by about 8 gazillion percent, is part of a criminal investigation involving a company he founded, according to documents on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.'*

It's been a long battle trying to be a buyer for drugs as a pharmacist to make sure that my customers can afford the medications they need but it's another thing when it is abused by someone like him and now has put every other company under the microscope for this act.

I'm personally hoping that the cost of medications AND services will be reevaluated for the benefit of the customer as these are dubious times and we are thrown up against the wall wondering who we can trust.



*excerpt taken from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/martin-shkreli-sec-investigation_5601a3c4e4b08820d91a6b6f