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Fruth Pharmacy

Dana Richardson promoted to CFO at Fruth Pharmacy

Dana Richardson promoted to CFO at Fruth Pharmacy

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. –  Fruth Pharmacy is pleased to announce the promotion of Dana Richardson to the role of chief financial officer. Dana’s added responsibilities as a senior member of the executive team will include finance, accounting, financial business developments and relationships, debt management and internal controls. Dana will report directly to Lynne Fruth, President of

Regional chains meet up at Annual Southern Drug Store Association Meeting

Regional chains meet up at Annual Southern Drug Store Association Meeting

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. – The Annual Southern Drug Store Association Meeting was held at the beautiful Coeur d’Alene Resort in northern Idaho on August 18-21. Bill Ladwig, SVP of Lewis Drug, was the host of this year’s event which was attended by CEOs, Pharmacy Executives and CFOs from Hi-School Pharmacy, Sav Mor Drug, Osborn Drug,

Fruth teams up with non-profit to promote drug safety

Fruth teams up with non-profit to promote drug safety

CHARLESTON, W.V. — The West Virginia Drug Intervention Institute Inc. (WV DII), DisposeRx, Inc., and Fruth Pharmacy are collaborating to bring a medication safety and disposal campaign to the region. The campaign will take place through June 30, 2021 and will include counseling from Fruth pharmacists on proper medication disposal at 28 Fruth locations throughout

Credit NCPA for suing to eradicate DIR fees

Credit NCPA for suing to eradicate DIR fees

After several years of unsuccessful efforts by pharmacy advocates to persuade members of Congress and the executive branch to put an end to inequities in direct and indirect remuneration under Medicare Part D, the National Community Pharmacists Association is taking the fight to court. NCPA last month filed a lawsuit against the Department of Health

Andy Becker promoted to vice president of pharmacy at Fruth

Andy Becker promoted to vice president of pharmacy at Fruth

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. – Fruth Pharmacy  announced Andrew “Andy” Becker has been promoted to vice president of Pharmacy for Fruth Pharmacy. Becker has been with Fruth Pharmacy for almost 4 years. In addition to his previous duties, Becker’s promotion will include all aspects of the practice of pharmacy at Fruth, including management of the IT

Retail Forecast 2020: Chain Drug Execs Look Ahead

Retail Forecast 2020: Chain Drug Execs Look Ahead

DIR fees are again top of mind for pharmacy operators beginning another year without relief from these “phantom” expenses. At the same time hope springs eternal for retailers looking to broaden affordable and accessible health care offerings when such services from more traditional providers can be out of financial reach for many people. Chains also

Fruth Pharmacy teams with LeSage Water

Fruth Pharmacy teams with LeSage Water

POINT PLEASANT, W. Va. –  “It’s about the mission,” began Matt Muller, sales and distribution manager for LeSage Natural Water, “LeSage Water is about creating job opportunities for disabled people. Our people love to come to work, they always arrive early, and they love what they do.” Recently, Fruth Pharmacy announced it will be partnering

Scenes from 2018 NACDS Regional Chain Conference

Scenes from 2018 NACDS Regional Chain Conference

Executives from regional drug and supermarket chains from across the country met in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., earlier this month at the 2018 NACDS Regional Chain Conference. This year’s theme, “Igniting Possibilities,” underscored the opportunity for attendees to share insights and ideas, engage in business and benefit from strategy sessions conducted by peers. “I have a

2018 Retail Forecast: Learning to Adapt

2018 Retail Forecast: Learning to Adapt

What will the second year of the Trump administration look like? Is the demise of the Affordable Care Act imminent? Will pharmacists get the greater role in health care they have long sought? These are among the questions top chain drug industry executives are pondering as they look to 2018. With spiraling health care costs and

Fight against Rx abuse stepped up at Fruth

Fight against Rx abuse stepped up at Fruth

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Drug abuse, including the abuse of prescription painkillers, has reached epidemic proportions in the U.S., and Fruth Pharmacy, based here, is on the front lines of the fight, says Lynne Fruth, the company’s chairman and president. Along with West Virginia, Fruth has stores in Ohio and Kentucky, all of which have

Fruth Pharmacy steps up fight against drug abuse

Fruth Pharmacy steps up fight against drug abuse

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Sens. Joe Manchin (D.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R.) of West Virgina helped Lynne Fruth, president of Fruth Pharmacy, launch the Bridge of Hope Fund, aimed at fighting the drug abuse epidemic. The Bridge of Hope Fund will help people in sustained recovery from drug addiction with job training or help

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