Leader Pharmacies was developed in
the early 80s when a small group of independent pharmacy owners began looking
for a more economical way of doing business that would help them survive as well
as prosper. Contracts were negotiated on a group basis, which aided them in
acquiring a more competitive purchasing level. The group incorporated in 1986
and quickly grew in members.
Advertising was and still is an
important part of the strategy that led to greater visibility in the Sacramento
Valley and surrounding areas. Leader Pharmacies has an advertising program that
includes major television visibility along with radio and print. We employ a
professional advertising agency whose expertise in production and media buys has
made Leader Pharmacies a well-known name in Northern California.
As part of the Leader Pharmacies
network, our members can take advantage of a vast array of marketing and support
services. Leader’s administrative office is always working to negotiate lower
contract pricing and at the same time, obtaining customer related programs for
our pharmacies from major pharmaceutical wholesalers and manufacturers.
In the past 10 years, we have
branched out in other areas that have benefited our members in many ways. Leader
Pharmacies administered the capitated Omni Medi-Cal pharmacy contract for 4 ½
years and during that time, successfully developed disease-state
education/management programs. Our documented interventions addressed resolvable
medication-related problems, and demonstrated the value of pharmacists in
reducing health costs and improving patient outcomes.