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BLC 2016


BLC | June 10-13 | Colorado Springs, Colo.

Front End Forum

Perspectives on Managing Consumer Products (HBW/OTC/HHC) at the Independent Pharmacy Front-of-Store

Sunday, June 10–Monday June 11, 2018

Forum Sponsored by The Emerson Group; Reception sponsored by The Emerson Group, Reckitt Benckiser and Hamacher Resource Group

Produced in cooperation with the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA)

The Front-End Forum, convening within the Business and Leadership Conference, will bring together distributor and manufacturer executives to discuss supply chain partnerships that support consumer product distribution. The Forum will highlight the industry’s focus on the independent pharmacy sector, with 22,000 mutual independent pharmacy customers.

Invited pharmacists will share their firsthand experience about their operation, importance of the front-end, and differentiators that advance the importance and relevance of their pharmacy within their community. 

For more information, contact Anne Nevel, Senior Director, Industry Education, at (703) 885-0283.

Sunday, June 10 

5:00 PM–6:00 PM Front-End Forum Reception

Monday, June 11 

11:45 AM–3:30 PM  Front-End Forum and Luncheon 
  (Includes "Roundtable Discussions" with independent pharmacy operators.)

Roundtables are intimate, moderated group discourses, through which attendees can discuss amongst peers a variety of topics important to the industry. They provide an opportunity to learn in small groups through peer discussion of key issues, obstacles and potential solutions. 

3:30 PM–3:40 PM  Networking Break 
3:40 PM–4:35 PM  One-on-One Business Appointments 
6:00 PM–7:00 PM  DIANA and Nexus Awards Reception 
7:00 PM–9:00 PM  DIANA and Nexus Awards Dinner 
9:00 PM–11:00 PM     
DIANA and Nexus Awards Celebration
*Exact Timing and agenda subject to change. 

Past Attendees

Alembic Pharmaceuticals 

Lewisville Drug Company

AmerisourceBergen Corporation 

LifeScan, Inc. - A Johnson & Johnson Company

Astellas Pharma US, Inc.

Major Pharmaceuticals and Rugby Laboratories

Bayer Consumer Health 

McKesson Corporation


Merck & Co., Inc.

Bell-Horn/Dr. Comfort, DJO Professional Retails

Miami-Luken, Inc.

Broadway Industries

Mutual Wholesale Drug Company

Capital Wholesale Drug Co. 

Mylan, Inc.

Cardinal Health, Inc.

National Community Pharmacists Association

Carlsbad Tech

PAR Pharmaceutical and Endo International Company

Consumer Healthcare Products Association

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare

CPG Linkages

PPC Group

Prasco Laboratories

Dakota Drug, Inc.  

Prescription Supply, Inc.

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Inc.

Prodigy Health Supplier Corporation

Exeltis, USA


F. C. Sturtevant Company
Reckitt Benckiser

Fleet Laboratories

Renfo Corporation

ForaCare Inc.

SigmaPharm Laboratories

GE Healthcare Medical Diagnostics 

Smith Drug Company, Div. J M Smith Corporation

Good Day Pharmacy
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc.
H. D. Smith

The Emerson Group

Hamacher Resource Group

The Honest Company

Hayat Pharmacy


HealthCare Distributor, E.L.F. Publications Inc.


Hebron USA Corporation

Upsher-Smith Laboratories, LLC

Impax Laboratories

Value Drug Company 

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.


Johnson & Johnson Sales and Logistics Company

West-Ward Pharmaceuticals Corporation 

Jubilant Cadista Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc.


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