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Lynne Fruth

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

Fruth Pharmacy does its part in W.Va. flood relief

Fruth Pharmacy does its part in W.Va. flood relief

Giving back to the community is nothing new for Fruth Pharmacy, which operates 29 pharmacy locations in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. But the regional drug chain took it up a notch to help area residents during the devastating flooding in West Virginia. In an interview with the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Fruth

Fruth Pharmacy ushers in new health clinics

Fruth Pharmacy ushers in new health clinics

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Fruth Pharmacy partnered with local health providers to open walk-in medical clinics at two of its store locations. The regional drug chain said a Holzer Health clinic opened inside its Gallipolis, Ohio, store and a Thomas Care Clinic opening in a storefront adjoining its Nitro, W.Va., store. Ribbon-cutting events were held

Fruth gains flexibility via store-in-a-store format

Fruth gains flexibility via store-in-a-store format

  POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Fruth Pharmacy ventured into a new business model last year by opening three small-format stores. “This store-within-a- store model features a small Fruth Pharmacy inside of a FoodFair, a regional grocery chain,” comments, Lynne Fruth, chairman and president of the drug chain, which has 29 locations in West Virginia, Ohio

CDMA reaches new heights at 90th annual trade expo

LAS VEGAS — The Chain Drug Marketing Association’s 90th annual Trade Expo was hailed by participants as one of the organization’s best. “CDMA continues to hit it out of the park,” said Lanny Doud, executive director of QualityCare Pharmacies. Between the quality suppliers, social networking and entertainment that included a 1920s-themed gala, the show “couldn’t

Fruth honored for role in fight against meth

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Lynne Fruth, president of Fruth Pharmacy, recently attended an event at the West Virginia State Capitol Building where she was honored for her company’s commitment to help prevent the sale of drugs used in the making of methamphetamine. Earlier this year, Fruth Pharmacy participated in the “Our Children, Our Future” Policy

Fruth recognized for stop-meth efforts

Fruth recognized for stop-meth efforts

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Lynne Fruth, President of Fruth Pharmacy, has been honored for her company’s commitment to help prevent the sale of drugs used in the making of methamphetamine, known as “meth.” At the West Virginia State Capitol Building, Fruth participated in the Our Children, Our Future Policy Summit, where she was asked to

Fruth Pharmacy offers children free vitamins

Fruth Pharmacy offers children free vitamins

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Fruth Pharmacy has launched its Free Vitamins for Kids program. The regional drug chain said Friday that, under the program, chairman and president Lynne Fruth and/or members of her staff will visit school districts and children’s facilities to provide a card that will enable children to get a free bottle of

Fruth to bring Rx to two FoodFair locations

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Shoppers who buy groceries from FoodFair will soon have more convenient access to picking up their prescriptions as well. A new partnership will bring Fruth Pharmacy inside two FoodFair locations — in Pomeroy, Ohio, in mid-June and Grayson, Ky., in mid-July. Announcing the deal in May, Forth Foods Inc., FoodFair’s parent

Fruth Pharmacy partners with grocery chain

Fruth Pharmacy partners with grocery chain

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Fruth Pharmacy will expand its footprint into another state this summer with its debut inside two FoodFair supermarkets. The regional drug chain said Tuesday that under a partnership with Forth Foods Inc., the grocer’s parent, Fruth Pharmacy will take over the pharmacy inside Powell’s Food Fair in Pomeroy, Ohio, in mid-June.

Fruth Pharmacy charts course for 2015 and beyond

Fruth Pharmacy charts course for 2015 and beyond

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Fruth Pharmacy is pursuing a number of key objectives to evolve its business in both the pharmacy and front end for this year and beyond, according to chairman and president Lynne Fruth. “Our main priorities are expansion, development of efficient and effective clinical services (Medsync, centralized medication therapy management services, specialty