Specialty distribution services will be a significant revenue stream for independent pharmacies in the coming years.
Speciality pharmacy distribution has risen dramatically in the last 25 years, and within 10 years, spending on specialty medicines will likely account for 50% of all spending on drugs in the U.S.
Specialty distribution services are a perfect match for community pharmacies. Long known for their service and dedication to customers, independent pharmacies can make specialty drugs available to help save and improve the quality of patients’ lives. And with the right specialty drug distribution partner, independents can make specialty medicines a reliable revenue stream as well.
When choosing a provider for specialty distribution services, a growing number of independents are looking past the suppliers not dedicated to the success of community pharmacies to find better pricing and customer services with independent focused distributors, like H. D. Smith.
H. D. Smith: specialty distribution services for independent pharmacies.
H. D. Smith is one of the largest wholesale distributor of independent pharmacy supplies in the country, partnering with one in six community pharmacies nationwide. Providing competitive pricing, excellent service and value-added solutions, we help our customers to identify their highest-value opportunities, solve their most pressing challenges and streamline their operations.
With a long history of providing plasma derivatives, oncology medicines, biologics and vaccines, our accounts teams have developed deep expertise in specialty pharmacy services. We offer clear insight into industry trends and work closely with independent pharmacies to navigate new product introductions, solve backorder issues, ensure accurate deliveries and process timely orders.
Our specialty distribution services include capabilities for supplying complex treatment regimens to cover a full range of disease states. Our solutions include:
- Customized delivery and shipment.
- Cold chain distribution.
- Customer screening and registry.
- Product warehousing and logistics.
Specialty distribution services for a broad range of conditions.
Our specialty distribution services provide medicines that include:
- Women’s health products, including fertility treatments, family planning products, and oral and injectable generic antibiotics and contraceptives.
- Blood and plasma-derived products, including coagulation factors and immunoglobulins that can be provided via next day shipping to reduce on-hand inventory expenses.
- Oncology products, with comprehensive solutions for oncology treatment regimens.
- A wide variety of vaccines at competitive prices.
- Additional specialty distribution services for urology, rheumatology, orthopedics, ophthalmology, urology, dermatology and other areas of healthcare.
In addition to specially distribution services, we are a leading durable medical equipment supplier and provider of home healthcare products, consumer products and pharmacy supplies.
Learn more about specialty distribution services from H. D. Smith.
Brenda Lay, Purchasing
Complete Pharmacy Solutions
West Chester, OH
H. D. Smith customer for 7 years
“Your customer service is the best I have worked with. They are always helpful and very good at their job.”
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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.”
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!”
“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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