2018 Year-End Review

By Anyssa Garza, PharmD, BCMAS – Digital Pharmacist Staff

2018 was certainly an eventful year for pharmacy. Amazon acquired PillPack for one billion dollars and CVS closed its $70 billion deal to buy Aetna.

Thousands of independent pharmacies embraced digital, in response to competitive pressure from big-box chains and the U.S. consumer’s demand for self-service mobile and web tools.  

2018 was also a big year for Digital Pharmacist and the thousands of independent pharmacies using our platform. Together, this year, we processed over 5,458,467 refill submissions. See the infographic below for the full break down. 

2018 infographic

 

And best of all, we were able to sponsor filmmaker, Sydney Gawlik, to make a short film called ‘Who Cares for America Today?’ to help explain why independent pharmacy is so important to our future.

Happy New Year!

The Digital Pharmacist Team