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The Apothecary Shops & Town of Gilbert Prepare Crisis Readiness Plan for First Responders

February 22, 2012| CATEGORIES: Press Release

PHOENIX, AZ, Wednesday, February 22, 2012 – The Apothecary Shops, a National Specialty and Compounding Pharmacy based in Phoenix, Arizona, announced today a “Crisis Readiness Plan” partnership with the Town of Gilbert, Arizona, which will ensure first responders have appropriate access to pharmaceutical care services in the event of a bio-terrorism attack within the town.

Working closely with officials from The Apothecary Shops, the Town of Gilbert bio-terrorism response action plan will allow existing medical emergency and public safety responders to be quickly assessed and treated with the appropriate medications, thereby able to perform their critical duties providing services in the event of a terrorist attack.

“We have the clinical experts specifically trained to coordinate pharmacy care with catastrophic bioterrorism events and work with Town of Gilbert officials to implement treatment plans and get the right medications at the right time into the hands of first responders,” said Keith Cook, R.Ph., President of The Apothecary Shops. “Rapid response in a crisis situation is crucial, and we encourage all towns and cities to think about their action plan in the event of a biological or chemical event.”

About The Apothecary Shops, Inc.

The Apothecary Shops is a National Specialty and Compounding Pharmacy, providing individualized care and support to patients since 1996. Specialties include ophthalmology, oncology, infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS and hepatitis, fertility, pain management, women's health, and transplant-related medicines. The Apothecary Shops’ clinical pharmacists and staff members are experts in managing complex disease states and providing compassionate care. The Apothecary Shops offer a nationwide specialty national distribution service to complement 16 physical locations. For more information, visit:www.theapothecaryshop.com.


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