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Independent Pharmacists and Pharmacy Owners


Meeting the needs of today's independent pharmacists as the pharmacists' role in healthcare is changing.


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Our members tell their story:

            Marty Kendra

  Birdsboro Pharmacy

"As an independent pharmacy owner the last six years have been the most enriching of my professional career. That was when I actively got involved with the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association. For years, I used to say that nothing ever gets done in our profession because pharmacists cannot agree and don't take a unified stand on issues that affect our working condition. Boy, was I wrong! Because of my involvement I personally witnessed and was part of the complete opposite. PPA, as a body of like-minded individuals, strives to be the voice of pharmacy to promote us to be recognized as the health-care practitioners we are, through education, advocacy and communication. What better way to connect with some old friends and make great new ones." 



      Charles Kray

 Hershey CKC Pharmacy

 “Benefits of membership in PPA far exceed the cost of membership.  Peer interaction at conferences is invaluable.  As an independent owner, we talk through issues that pertain to us and establish the relationships with other owners that allow us to communicate any time we have a question or concern.  Legislatively, PPA is the best.  They keep us informed of all legislation that will affect our practice and profitability.  As the practice of pharmacy evolves, PPA is the leader in helping to establish what our future will look like.”



Stephanie Smith Cooney

     Gatti Pharmacy

"I’ve been a member of PPA since I was a pharmacy student and have always found the connections with other pharmacists across the state to be so valuable.  PPA is also a great way to stay informed on relevant issues, participate in important advocacy efforts that affect our pharmacies, and participate in changing our profession for the better.  I cannot imagine not being a PPA member"


     Eric Esterbrook

Esterbrook Pharmacy

 “Networking with other pharmacists at PPA events from every area of pharmacy has made me a better pharmacy owner.  Getting emails from PPA keeps me up to date on the latest changes in pharmacy. I know if something important happens PPA is on it and will tell me what I need to know.”




   Chris Antypas

   Asti's Pharmacy



"As the owner of a retail pharmacy, I am all too familiar with the challenges that face pharmacists and pharmacy owners today. Unfortunately, the majority of these challenges cannot be fought alone... The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association, is the vehicle for change in Pennsylvania, and I can say with certainty that our future depends on the efforts being led by PPA. From creating pathways to new lines of revenue in our pharmacies to guiding legislation that addresses our most serious concerns, PPA is advocating for our pharmacies on a daily basis. I strongly encourage you to not only join PPA, but get involved- the more voices we have, the more impact we can make!"



Kudos for PPA!

"I want to thank you for helping me with my issue. I was positive when I forwarded the issue to your attention. As PPA's executive you paid attention to this member's request and you put in every effort to find a solution. The amazing thing is, you got the solution in the speed of light! I am grateful for your assistance." -  Ayalew Tassew, LN Pharmacy


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What makes PPA membership valuable to Independent Pharmacists?


The combined strength of ~1000 united community independent pharmacies, along with legislative lobbying and monitoring by PPA’s expert staff, has delivered many legislative successes, such as expanded immunization, which positively impact your bottom line!  Advocacy also means practice advancement and interaction with state agencies on issues such as the Prescription Monitoring Program and the Medicaid Cost of Dispensing study.



Through timely communications, PPA has kept independent owners informed on such topics as: Medicaid revalidation, implementation of the prescription drug monitoring program, utilizing the Naloxone standing order, and more!


Education and Professional Development

Through webinars, recorded webinars, as well as CE at conferences, owners and pharmacists receive timely and pertinent education on everything from patient care and safety to fighting PBM abuse, from opioid addiction to medication sync programs.



Participate in our owner forums and learn/share best practices and business "pearls" from your colleagues. Attend our conferences to share and learn and rejuvenate!


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