I'm opening an independent pharmacy in 6 months, (crazy I know), and would like some advice on whether it is worth it to join a buying group? I hear they are thousands of dollars to join, is anyone aprt of one and think it is worth the fee? Alternatively, what about a franchise such as Health Mart? I'd rather not have to join one as I have a certain brand in mind and i want to get away from the chain feel, but do they offer much lower prices from the wholesaler, or larger reimbursements? Any other advice on starting up would be appreciated (aside from don't, it's already well in the works). Thank you I'm advance!