As opioid addiction continues to plague communities throughout the country, independent pharmacies can help to save lives while maintaining competitiveness by partnering with the right Narcan distributor.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates that as many as 90 people die each day after overdosing on opioids in the United States. The epidemic has reached a crisis level that is affecting public health and social welfare in communities throughout the country.
Independent pharmacies can play a vital role in helping to prevent overdoses by working with a Narcan supplier to make the drug available to individuals, families and community institutions. Narcan™, or naloxone, is an opioid antidote that can block the effects of opioids and reverse an overdose. When given intravenously, Narcan can begin to work within two minutes, helping to save lives by mitigating the effects of opioids on the brain.
Partnering with the right Narcan distributor is important for securing a reliable supply of the drug as well as ensuring sufficient profit margins for community pharmacies. For thousands of independent pharmacies nationwide, H. D. Smith is the Narcan distributor of choice.
H. D. Smith: a leading Narcan distributor for independent pharmacies.
Since 1954, H. D. Smith has built a reputation as a leading wholesaler to independent pharmacies throughout the country. Today, as one of the largest independent pharmaceutical wholesalers in the country, we partner with one in six community pharmacies to provide competitively priced products, exceptional customer service and value-added business solutions that help independents thrive and succeed.
We serve as a Narcan distributor to community pharmacies in many parts of the country that have been ravaged by opioid addiction. Our team possesses a relentless passion for providing quality patient care and lifesaving pharmaceuticals to independent pharmacies and their communities, and being a Narcan distributor is vitally important to our core mission.
As a Narcan distributor, we understand that independents require excellent pricing on these kinds of specialty medicines in order to remain profitable, and we’re happy to offer highly competitive terms. We also supply a wide variety of other specialty products, serving as an HPV vaccine distributor, flu vaccine distributor and diabetic supply distributor to our community partners.
More than a Narcan distributor
While we are proud to be a Narcan distributor for communities throughout the U.S., we also offer much more to our independent pharmacy partners. We provide highly competitive pricing on brand and generic drugs, along with home healthcare supplies, consumer products, pharmacy supplies and other specialty medicines. And we offer a suite of business solutions designed to help independent pharmacies streamline back-end operations and compete more effectively with their big box competitors for script volume, front-end traffic and profits.
Terry's Family Pharmacy
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.”
Jenny Dowhower, Pharmacy Buyer
Schneck Medical Center
H. D. Smith customer for 62 years
“Our sales specialist has always gone above and beyond with our annual inventory process, but this week she went even higher. We have recently gone 340B, and she has helped keep my anxiety down and has been with us physically and on teleconferences. She's the best!”
Never Too Busy to Help
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.”
“Customer service has always been wonderful – I speak to the same people every time who know me by name. I’ve never had a question or complaint that hasn’t been resolved in a reasonable amount of time.” - Kevin Sexton, PharmD, Co-owner, Danny’s Drugs
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