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Lynne Fruth

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

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

Lynne Fruth named a Wonder Woman

Lynne Fruth named a Wonder Woman

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Fruth Pharmacy president Lynne Fruth has been named a West Virginia Wonder Woman by WV Living magazine. WV Living chose a number of women for this year’s honor. The magazine wanted to recognize women who were making their communities, state and world a better place to live. Fruth joined the ranks

Fruth Pharmacy wins with community focus

Fruth Pharmacy wins with community focus

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Not long after Jack Fruth, the founder of Fruth Pharmacy, died in 2005, his daughter Lynne Fruth had to make a decision: continue her successful career in education or take the reins of her father’s business. In 2009, Fruth was elected chair of Fruth Corp., a position that would pose more

Fruth takes leadership role in drug abuse fight

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Drug abuse, including the abuse of prescription painkillers, has reached epidemic proportions in the U.S., and no state has been hit harder than West Virginia. Fruth Pharmacy, according to company chairman and president Lynne Fruth, is trying to make a difference in the lives of those in its communities who are

Regional chain continues founder’s legacy with scholarships

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va — West Virginia is a better place to live today because of Jack Fruth, says Lynne Fruth, president and chairman of Fruth Pharmacy, the company Jack Fruth, her father, founded in 1952. Fruth says her father believed in paying success forward by making a positive impact on the community, and that philosophy

2017 Retail Forecast: Times Are A Changin’

2017 Retail Forecast: Times Are A Changin’

“The times they are a changin’,” Nobel laureate Bob Dylan sang in 1964. It’s as true now as it was 53 years ago, especially for the chain drug industry. With the incoming administration of Donald Trump, all bets are off with health care. The Affordable Care Act appears set for demise, but no one in

Fruth Pharmacy embraces pharmacogenetics

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — In an effort to enhance the efficacy and safety of taking medication, Fruth Pharmacy is offering the Rxight pharmacogenetics program from MD Labs for its patients. Pharmacogenetics works by leveraging information about an individual patient’s genetic profile in order to select the best medications and dosages, which also helps to mitigate

Fruth Pharmacy enlists pharmacogenetics solution

Fruth Pharmacy enlists pharmacogenetics solution

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Taking medication efficacy and safety to an individual level, Fruth Pharmacy plans to offer the Rxight pharmacogenetics program from MD Labs. Pharmacogenetics leverages information about a person’s genetic profile for selecting medications and dosages likely to work best for them, helping them to avoid ineffective or possibly adverse drug reactions. The

Fruth in forefront of retail response to W.Va. flooding

Fruth in forefront of retail response to W.Va. flooding

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Lynne Fruth, president and chairman of Fruth Pharmacy, admits she and her business were among the fortunate ones emerging from the devastation wrought by massive flooding that struck nearby Elkview, W.Va., and several other towns in that state in late June. “There was disaster all around us, but our new store