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Smith Drug creates new strategic accounts post

Smith Drug creates new strategic accounts post

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Joe Willaman has been appointed associate vice president of strategic accounts, a newly created position, at Smith Drug Co. The pharmaceutical distributor said Tuesday that, in the role, Willaman will partner with regional chains to help them realize the benefits of Smith Drug’s array of products and services. “I am looking forward

J M Smith to acquire Burlington Drug

J M Smith to acquire Burlington Drug

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — J M Smith Corp. plans to acquire drug wholesaler Burlington Drug Co. and certain retail operations assets of Pharmacy Health Services (PHS). Financial terms of the transaction weren’t disclosed. J M Smith said Tuesday that Burlington and PHS will operate as subsidiaries when the agreement is finalized, which is expected in early

Smith Drug hires long-term care pharmacy VP

Smith Drug hires long-term care pharmacy VP

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Smith Drug Co. has named pharmacy veteran Jeff Schneider as vice president of long-term care pharmacy solutions. The drug wholesaler said Monday that Schneider will lead a newly dedicated department and be responsible for developing solutions for new and current LTC customers. “We’re not new to the LTC market. We have great

Community Rx solution suite unveiled by Smith Drug

Community Rx solution suite unveiled by Smith Drug

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Smith Drug Co. has launched a suite of services that it said gives independent retail pharmacies access to offerings and information previously available only to major chains. Called HealthWise Pharmacy, the suite includes a specialty-at-retail pharmacy network, clinical solutions, consulting services, long-term care solutions, market intelligence, over-the-counter product merchandising and branding solutions,

Smith Drug taps Diplomat for specialty Rx services

Smith Drug taps Diplomat for specialty Rx services

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Smith Drug Co. is providing independent pharmacies access to specialty pharmacy services under a new partnership with Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. Smith Drug said Friday that through the Diplomat Retail Specialty Network, the drug distributor’s community pharmacy customers have 24/7 access to specialty pharmacists and technicians and services that can improve medication adherence

Purscell takes pharmacy post at Smith Drug

Purscell takes pharmacy post at Smith Drug

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Smith Drug Co. has hired Brian Purscell as senior vice president of pharmacy solutions, a newly created position. The J M Smith Corp. subsidiary said Tuesday that Purscell, who joins the company from Walmart, will provide expertise to Smith Drug customers in business strategy and development, market analysis and business growth. “I

J M Smith acquires Integra NV business

J M Smith acquires Integra NV business

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — J M Smith Corp. has acquired pharmacy-related technology products and services offered by Integra NV and will manage them as a subsidiary called Integra LTC Solutions LLC. J M Smith said Tuesday that the acquisition, financial terms of which weren’t disclosed, will further enable the company to leverage best practices and explore