State Pharmacies

The savings measures adopted by the Ministry of health and the CC.AA will help the pocket of the State but not so much to the pharmacists. And it is that Asefarma, one of the consultants of leading pharmacies in our country (, believes the recent Covenant of health and of the autonomous communities to reduce 1.5 billion euros of course will again affect the profitability of pharmacies. A further fall of the price of drugs and the intensive use of generics will affect the profitability of pharmacies that will have to sell more to earn the same or less, tal and comoafirma Carlos Garcia-Maurino, its managing partner. Also counseling believes that this clipping, the situation of crisis that we suffer, is only the beginning of others that might come. I understand there could even be more, because in a context of crisis, with widespread cuts spending, the heading pharmaceutical is one of the most sensitive and easy to attack as have the figures to the cent. Like this things the recipe Asefarma proposes to vaccinate against this reduction in profitability and others coming is not other that the dump in the active management of the pharmacies.

The pharmacist to avoid further losses have to work in areas such as purchasing and stock management, training of personnel, marketing plans, fidelity plans, human resources, manuals of procedure, etc., in order to optimize the management of the pharmacy. There is a wide margin of improvement in numerous pharmacies Spanish applying these concepts, which can reach 30-40% on average in the increase of profitability. From Asefarma provides clients the tools and the necessary counselling so that they implement them successfully, ends Garcia-Maurino. About ASEFARMA: ASEFARMA, S.L. is a global consultancy of pharmacies and pharmacists with areas of buying and selling of offices of pharmacy, tax, labor, accounting, financial, insurance, legal and strategic consultancy committed to finding solutions to the problems arising from the professional activity of the pharmacist, with a direct and continuous contact with their customers, which they reported the innovations that occur in all areas above, and how affect both to them and to their pharmacy.