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High-impact audit and compliance resources for community pharmacy professionals nationwide.
Founded by pharmacist Edward Heckman, Ed has dedicated his life to helping independent pharmacies prosper. In 1993, Ed founded two companies: PAAS National® to help community pharmacies defend themselves from unfair PBM audit practices and Compliant Pharmacy Alliance® (CPA), a member owned GPO. Ed retired from CPA in 2014 and now devotes all of his attention to PAAS.
In 2018, Trent Thiede joined PAAS and oversees the daily operations as President. Trent came from a community pharmacy background, starting with a regional retailer, Shopko, in 1999. He held several roles, including Regional Pharmacy Supervisor and Director of Operations for their Long-Term Care division. With his operations experience, Trent knows what’s involved, and at stake, with pharmacy audits; taking pride in helping independent pharmacies win against ruthless PBMs.
PAAS consistently captures national recognition and respect as the best-in-class leader, setting industry standards. Living our vision means we never rest on past accomplishments, rather we bring continuous enhancements to the services we offer.
The infrastructure of PAAS National® is built around winning and retaining clients. We accomplish this and make a difference by focusing upon these core values: