A horribilis year. Thus defines Asefarma the past 365 days that Spanish pharmacists have had to suffer. And it is not demagoguery. For one of the consultants of leading pharmacies in our country, (), continuous cuts in health spending have damaged much to a collective that has always been a fundamental economic and business engine in our country. Unfortunately, were right when at beginning of year we mentioned that the crisis, far from subside it worsening and that we were pessimistic with respect to measures of health spending cuts that could come. The 2010 go down in history as one of the worst in the life of the pharmacies. 4 And 8/2010 decrees have meant a strong setback economic for pharmacies, plus all this to the new decree of reference pricing which will take effect in March 2011, says Carlos Garcia-Maurino, founder and CEO of Asefarma.
However Asefarma sees the glass half full in what is to come in 2011 and considers that with effort and tenacity all It will pass. We are still optimistic about the future of pharmacies. But these must have in mind that must modernize, implement dynamic management to his pharmacy in various sections (management d stock and purchases, marketing plans fidelity, Robotization, etc). Those who are not willing to do so, should consider sell and get a fair result to so many years of work and effort, adds responsible said. Helping who also Asefarma need it most requests specific economic measures for those serving very small population nuclei both rural pharmacies. This type of Office performed a real public service and improvement in the management may not be sufficient for them by their limited turnover. To these pharmacies, public authorities should consider economic measures which guarantee its survival, fundamental to maintain the exceptional quality of our health system. Finish by saying that such advice considers that despite the times lived, the urge to keep pharmacy gear working in full swing, can with everything.
The pharmacy marketplace is currently very active and Asefarma has a large number of people interested in acquiring pharmacy, that we seek funding to them and provide them with all the tools for better use of the pharmacy. We believe that 2011 is going to be a particularly tough year, but rather than complain and make us victims, we have to redouble our efforts and move forward with the illusion of the first day. Asefarma will be behind each of their pharmacy customers to support them in this endeavour, completes Carlos Garcia-Maurino, founder and CEO of Asefarma.