Healthcare Distribution

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The independent pharmacist today is caught between the rising cost of drugs, the pressure from pharmacy benefit managers for lower prices and the fierce competition from big box retail chains. To navigate this highly competitive market, independents need a healthcare distribution partner who can deliver excellent pricing, responsive customer service and value-added benefits.

Selecting the right source for healthcare distribution is critical to profitability for independent pharmacies.
For many community pharmacies, any pharmaceuticals distributor used to fit this description. But with the healthcare becoming increasingly competitive, independents are having a hard time securing a healthcare distribution contract that will let them compete effectively.
Independent healthcare distribution offers a viable alternative. By partnering with an independent distributor of pharmaceutical products like H. D. Smith, community pharmacies can more easily find the products, pricing and services they need to thrive and succeed.

H. D. Smith: an independent provider of healthcare distribution.

Founded in 1954 to serve the needs of community pharmacies, H. D. Smith is one of the largest independent pharmacy distributor in the nation. We offer better healthcare distribution services, providing independent pharmacies with all the products they need to stock the shelves, drive front-end traffic and continue serving their communities effectively.
As one of the nation’s largest wholesale pharmaceutical distributor, we offer highly competitive prices on generic and brand drugs. Our generic portfolio, PharmaGen, is among the most robust in the market – our team works diligently to ensure the best possible value, coverage, quality and availability of generic medicines. Many of our generic products are available at prices as low as 30% below brand equivalent, and provide profit margins of 40 – 60%.
Our healthcare distribution services also offer excellent pricing on specialty medicines, consumer products and pharmacy supplies. And as a durable medical equipment distributor and home healthcare equipment distributor, we provide a wide selection of products in an area that is increasingly important to independent pharmacy revenue.
Much more than healthcare distribution.
At H. D. Smith, our commitment to serving the needs of community pharmacies isn’t just about healthcare distribution. We also offer a variety of solutions, technology and programs designed to help independent pharmacies improve profits and streamline administration. These offerings include:
  • Retail solutions that increase marketing and merchandising impact to better compete with big box retailers.
  • Management programs that provide tools and resources to manage finances, operations and quality control more effectively.
  • Technologies that simplify order management, billing, retail price maintenance, reporting and data exchange.
  • VentureRx – a program to support the startup, purchase, sale and other transitions for committee pharmacies.
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    Christina Price
    Ray's Pharmacy
    Arlington, TX

    “My experience with customer service is that they ROCK! They are very courteous and helpful in every way. I like dealing with them because they take care of things on the spot. ”

    November 29, 2016

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    Les Williams
    Terry's Family Pharmacy
    Verona, NJ
    H. D. Smith customer for 32 years

    “We always receive an accurate delivery. There is never a shortage, and no question, there is never a mistake in the pick. The return system is the best, and again, no question how it works. Credits are also given so fast.”

    February 3, 2017

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    Village Pharmacy
    Lynnfield, MA
    H. D. Smith customer for 2 years

    “No matter who I call and no matter how busy they are, I am always made to feel that I am the only thing that matters to customer service. Believe me, that goes way beyond the customer service of our previous suppler.”

    January 9, 2017

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