Fred’s specialty pharmacy takes EntrustRx name

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Fred’s Inc.’s specialty pharmacy unit Eiris Health Services has adopted the name EntrustRx, the specialty pharmacy business that the retailer acquired last year.

entrustrx_eiris_logos_fredsLicensed in all 50 states, EntrustRx dispenses specialty drugs to treat complex conditions and diseases that typically require ongoing or long-term support. Its main therapy lines include hepatitis C, oncology, growth hormones, multiple sclerosis and rheumatology.

Fred’s said that, under the EntrustRx banner, its specialty pharmacy operation will continue to high-touch medication therapy, ongoing monitoring and medication management.

“Our goal is to ensure our specialty pharmacy provides individualized patient care to our customers,” Tim Liebmann, chief operating officer for pharmacy at Fred’s, said in a statement. “While the name has changed to EntrustRx, our customers will not see a difference in service, and our team is ready to take care of their specialized health needs.”

Fred’s finalized the purchase of EntrustRx in April 2015. Under the $66 million deal, the discount store and pharmacy chain acquired Reeves-Sain Drug Store’s EntrustRx specialty pharmacy operation, which has facilities in Spring Hill, Tenn., and Columbus, Miss., and the single Reeves-Sain retail pharmacy in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Overall, Fred’s operates more than 650 discount general merchandise stores in 15 Southeastern states. Of those stores, 304 house full-service pharmacy departments, including four franchised locations. Fred’s also has 57 Xpress pharmacy locations and three specialty pharmacy locations.



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