Recognizing the Pivotal Role of Pharmacy Buyers on National Pharmacy Buyer Day

Keeping shelves stocked wouldn’t be possible without the important contributions of pharmacy buyers.

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By: McKesson Health Systems Editorial Team

One of the most recent additions to the designated recognition days that fall within American Pharmacists Month is National Pharmacy Buyer Day, which takes place each year on the Friday of the last full week of October. At McKesson, we recognize and celebrate the extraordinary contributions pharmacy buyers make to the profession of pharmacy, the healthcare system, positive patient outcomes, and more.

Today’s pharmacy buyers are responsible for keeping shelves stocked with essential medications throughout their health systems. At the same time, they have an ongoing mandate to manage costs and expiration dates. Their role requires both in-depth medical knowledge and a keen grasp of the myriad of issues that can lead to drug shortages — giving them the valuable insights they need to anticipate which drugs may soon be in short supply and refocus their efforts on therapeutic equivalents.

To all of the pharmacy buyers who balance the dynamic demands of patient care and fiscal responsibility each and every day, we thank you for your tireless efforts in pharmacy operations and inventory management to positively impact the health of patients and health systems everywhere.

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