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When it comes to choosing a wholesale distributor, independent pharmacies have a pretty clear choice: wholesale pharmaceuticals distributor not focused in the success of community pharmacies or an independent focused wholesale distributor.

For years, independent pharmacies inevitably chose a wholesale distributor that simply don’t have the best interest in mind for independent pharmacies. These mega-suppliers offered what seemed like the lowest prices and decent customer service. But with the rise of the big box retail pharmacies, independent pharmacies can no longer expect lowest prices or the best service – steep discounts and responsive service are now reserved for the big box chains. And community pharmacies are even charged higher prices to help make up for the discounts provided to their competitors.

Today, more independent pharmacies are turning away from their current supplier and looking to an independent wholesale distributor like H. D. Smith for competitive prices on wholesale prescription drugs and superior pharmaceutical wholesaler customer service.

H. D. Smith: one of the largest independent focused wholesale distributor in the United States.

With more than 5800 accounts nationwide – essentially one in every six community pharmacies – H. D. Smith is the number one independent full-line wholesale distributor in the country. And it’s no wonder – we’ve been focused on serving the needs of community pharmacies for more than 60 years, providing highly competitive prices on brand and generic pharmaceuticals as well as consumer products, home healthcare goods, specialty medicines and pharmacy supplies.

Knowing how important competitive generic drug prices and availability are to the independent pharmacist, we have developed one of the most robust generic portfolios in the industry: PharmaGen. By monitoring the generic markets on a daily basis and partnering with leading manufacturers, we are able to offer the best possible availability, coverage, value and quality in generic medicines. And with rapid distribution of both generic and brand pharmaceuticals, we enable pharmacies to ensure sufficient stock of new FDA-approved medicines to help build customer loyalty and broaden the customer base.

A wholesale distributor with value-added retail solutions.

As a privately held business for more than 60 years, we understand the pressures of running a business. We know that while having a superior pharmaceutical wholesale distributor is important to profitability, independent pharmacies need more than competitive prices and rapid distribution. That’s why we provide a suite of retail solutions designed to help pharmacies compete more effectively with their big box competitors.

From marketing resources and pricing tools to in-store advertisements and order management software, our solutions help community pharmacies to simplify administration and enhance profits.

Learn more about making H. D. Smith your wholesale distributor, and about options for clinical trial drug procurement.


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  • Excellent Service

    Gregory Ferraro
    Robert Jacobson Surgical Pharmacy
    Mount Kisco, NY
    H. D. Smith customer for 35 years

    “Inventory cant be beat, customer service is excellent, deliveries are dependable and returns are smooth. ”

    December 18, 2017

  • Excellent!

    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

  • Exceptional Service

    Mannie C.
    Mercy Pharmacy
    Brooklyn, NY

    “Our sales rep is AMAZING!! He truly goes above and beyond to make our ordering process seamless. Just wanted to take a moment to commend and thank H. D. Smith for providing us with such an amazing rep!”

    November 30, 2017

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    "Every day at H. D. Smith, I feel valued and respected. By far this is the best company I have ever worked for, and I cannot imagine ever finding a company that values its employees as much as H. D. Smith does.

    With its strong core values, family feel and employee development, there really is no better place to work."

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    “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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