The Apothecary Shops Acquires Greater Sacramento Specialty Pharmacy; Increases Reach and Customer Base in United States

August 30, 2010| CATEGORIES: Press Release

PHOENIX, Ariz. (Aug. 30, 2010): The Apothecary Shops, a Phoenix-based chain of specialty pharmacies with 16 locations in six states, has acquired the Greater Sacramento Specialty Pharmacy (GSP), a customer-service focused pharmacy with primary

specialties in oncology and pain management.

GSP, which provides services to patients and practitioners in California, Oregon, Nevada, Washington, Idaho and Montana, will be a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Apothecary Shops and will continue operating under the Greater Sacramento Specialty Pharmacy name. The sales price was not disclosed.

Previous owner and pharmacist Tim Le, Pharm.D. will remain on full time in the role of GSP general manager.

“Greater Sacramento Pharmacy is a significant player in the specialty pharmacy market with a business model very similar to The Apothecary Shops. We have had our eye on GSP for some time, both as a competitor and a potential acquisition,” said Apothecary Shops President Keith Cook. “GSP maintains a very high emphasis on customer service to their patients and physician providers and there is a tremendous synergy between the two companies that will be increasingly valuable as we move forward with the integration.”

The acquisition of GSP adds a substantial volume of oncology specialty business to The Apothecary Shops.

Cook said the acquisition “is strategically important for our growth both geographically and tactically as we continue to aggressively look for opportunities to expand our presence throughout the United States.”

The Apothecary Shops recently opened retail operations in Los Angeles, St. Louis, Mo., Albuquerque, N.M. and Las Vegas. Last year, The Apothecary Shops expanded its state-of-the-art mail order fulfillment center in Phoenix to 21,000 square feet, allowing the company to generate sales in all 50 states.

Founded in 1996 and independently owned, The Apothecary Shops had one of the first pharmacies in the nation to earn Pharmacy Compounding Accrediting Board (PCAB) accreditation.

For more information about The Apothecary Shops, visit

About The Apothecary Shops

The Apothecary Shops is one of the foremost chain of independent full-service pharmacies with specialties in infectious disease, veterinary medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, fertility, pain management, women’s health, transplant, compounding and sports health. A National Specialty Pharmacy, The Apothecary Shops has provided individualized care and support to patients since 1996. The clinical pharmacists and staff members are experts in managing complex disease states and providing compassionate care. The Apothecary Shops offer a nationwide specialty mail-order service to complement 17 physical practices. For more information, visit

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