Generic Drug Availability

Generic drug availability drives sales for independent pharmacies

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Generic drug availability is key to profitability for community pharmacies.

Discount generic drugs are one of the most reliable sources of profit for independents, especially at a time when drug costs are on the rise and pressure from pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) is increasing. With competitively priced generic drug availability, independent pharmacists more easily compete with their big box retail competitors for traffic, script volume and customer loyalty.
The challenge today is finding a generic drug supplier that offers great pricing and availability. While other larger wholesalers offer strong generic drug availability, pricing for independent pharmacists is not necessarily advantageous. This has led many community pharmacies to abandon their wholesaler and to rely instead on a distributor who primarily serve independent pharmacies, like H. D. Smith for generic drug availability.

Increase generic drug availability with H. D. Smith.

As one of the largest pharmaceutical distributors of wholesale drugs and pharmacy supplies in the nation, H. D. Smith delivers generic drug availability that can match any other provider of generic medicine wholesale. For more than 60 years, we have dedicated ourselves to serving the needs of independent pharmacies. Today, that means providing access to PharmaGen, one of the most robust generic portfolios on the market.
To ensure maximum generic drug availability, our PharmaGen team contracts with leading manufacturers and monitors the generic market daily to deliver the best possible coverage, value and quality. The breadth of our portfolio ensures that independents can source their entire stock of cheap generics from a single supplier.

Rapid distribution for generic drug availability.

Superior generic drug availability depends on fast pharmaceutical distribution – pharmacies need to be sure they have generics in stock when customers first arrive with their prescriptions. Our PharmaGen Express service provides rapid distribution to the pharmacy shelf, enabling pharmacies to generate new sales and increase customer loyalty more easily.
With PharmaGen Express, independent pharmacies can:
  • Receive auto shipments of up to a 30-day supply of generics based on history of brand usage.
  • Enjoy price protection against market-driven price decreases on full auto -shipment, up to a 30-day supply.
  • Get 100% refunds on unopened bottles of brand equivalent.
  • Receive invoice messages when products are auto-shipped via PharmaGen express.
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