H. D. Smith Pharmacy Podcast Series interview with Alan Wilson with Espha & Tony Ferrante with H. D. Smith.
Buying groups have been an important part of the community pharmacy landscape for nearly four decades. Their original purpose was to give independent pharmacies buying clout with wholesalers. Now these groups, estimated to number more than 30, have become full-service organizations with the tools and talent to help single-store independents and regional chains compete successfully in a chain- and PBM-dominated world.
Alan Wilson brings a diverse and unique experience-based skill set and perspective to the Enhanced Service Pharmacy Alliance team. Prior to joining the healthcare industry, Alan spent 16 years in ever-increasing sales and operations leadership roles in manufacturing, managing global sales andmanufacturing organizations in the industrial, medical and beverage industries. One of Alan’s key accomplishments as a manufacturer was taking a traditionally industrial product and marketing it to the beverage industry… a product that today provides the carbonation for fountain sodas in stadiums, casinos, fast food restaurants and convenience stores worldwide.