Datascan Blog

Our blog is intended to keep you informed and up-to-date with industry related news, product updates and stories from your peers.

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5 Best-Selling General Merchandise Categories at Independent Pharmacies

5 Best-Selling General Merchandise Categories at Independent Pharmacies

Most independent pharmacies stock their shelves with merchandise that is designed to help patients save time and money. Purchasing other necessities in one stop while also picking up your prescriptions is one of many conveniences offered by independent pharmacies. Often times, a unique selection of merchandise can even draw people into your pharmacy when...

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5 Profit Boosting Tips for Your Independent Pharmacy that Don’t Rely on the PBMs

5 Profit Boosting Tips for Your Independent Pharmacy that Don’t Rely on the PBMs

It comes as no surprise that the PBMs are constantly coming up with new ways to dig deeper into your pharmacy's profits. As soon as independent pharmacy owners think they have a grasp on ways to combat the claw backs, the PBMs create a new set of unattainable targets designed to take back even more money. If you’re always losing on the backend, what can...

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7 Reasons Why Independent Pharmacies Switch to Datascan

7 Reasons Why Independent Pharmacies Switch to Datascan

With so many software options available to independent pharmacy owners, it is important for pharmacy software vendors to take the absolute best care of their clients. While new customers are essential for growth, it is equally important to value your existing clientele, something Datascan Pharmacy Software has focused on for the last 40 years. According...

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Pitfalls of Choosing the Wrong Pharmacy Software

Pitfalls of Choosing the Wrong Pharmacy Software

Your pharmacy software is arguably the most important building block when growing your independent pharmacy. Choosing the right pharmacy software can help your business reach insurmountable success, while on the contrary, choosing the wrong software can cost you time, money, and lead to lost profits and inefficiencies that will cost you. With all the...

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Where Do You See Your Pharmacy in 10 Years?

Where Do You See Your Pharmacy in 10 Years?

Over the last decade, independent pharmacies have seen an enormous amount of changes within the industry. Between the introduction of DIR fees and PBM takeovers, many states granting pharmacists provider status, and a major shift and emphasis on patient clinical care, managing a successful pharmacy requires adaptability now more than ever. The future for...

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How a Potential Second Wave of COVID will Affect Pharmacies

How a Potential Second Wave of COVID will Affect Pharmacies

There is no denying that the global COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone and every business in some way. As we try to come up with safe solutions to operate our businesses and get back to somewhat normal daily lives, there exists an absolute fear of a second wave destined to hit. While pharmacies fortunately are deemed essential businesses and thus...

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Pharmacy Software Companies are Selling Off, Some Even Shutting Down

Pharmacy Software Companies are Selling Off, Some Even Shutting Down

Who owns your Pharmacy Vendor? Have you noticed a difference in your pharmacy software vendor? Did they merge or sell to another company, and perhaps the level of service or response times have changed? With ownership changing, do you find it hard to escalate issues or really have your voice heard?  Over the past few years, the pharmacy software industry...

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How to Open Your Own Pharmacy

How to Open Your Own Pharmacy

4 Important Steps Starting your own pharmacy can be an intimidating and challenging venture. There are many things to consider and important steps in the process. However, if you do it correctly, you cannot only become a successful business owner, but you can become a beloved pillar in your local community. Before moving forward, let's make sure your...

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How Much Does Pharmacy Management Software Cost?

How Much Does Pharmacy Management Software Cost?

One of the first questions on anyone's mind when researching pharmacy software is, "How much does pharmacy software cost?" With operating budgets to keep in mind, it's an essential question to ask; however, the answer isn't as straightforward as one might hope. So how much does pharmacy software cost? Pharmacy management software packages can easily...

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4 Things to Consider When Choosing the Best Pharmacy Software

4 Things to Consider When Choosing the Best Pharmacy Software

Choosing a software solution for your independent pharmacy is difficult. Whether you’re looking for a software vendor for a new pharmacy or if you’re considering making a switch from your existing vendor, there are many factors to consider. The process of choosing new pharmacy software can quickly make pharmacy owners feel overwhelmed with all of the...

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Client Success Stories

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