Wholesale Prescription Drugs

Securing competitive prices on wholesale prescription drugs

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The cost of wholesale prescription drugs is extremely important to independent pharmacies.

By securing the most competitive prices on pharmaceutical wholesale products, independents are better able to protect one of their most important revenue streams.

When purchasing wholesale prescription drugs, the vast majority of independent pharmacies used to work with suppliers not focused on independents. Those suppliers would provide the best prices on wholesale prescription drugs to the independents’ biggest competitors – the big box retail chains – while charging independents higher prices in order to offset these discounts.

Unwilling to continue supporting a wholesale pharmaceuticals distributor that offers preferential treatment to their competitors, many community pharmacies are turning to an independent wholesale distributor like H. D. Smith for wholesale prescription drugs.

H. D. Smith: a leading independent distributor of wholesale prescription drugs.

As one of the nation’s largest independent pharmaceutical wholesaler, H. D. Smith has been serving community pharmacies for more than 60 years. Today we serve more than 5800 accounts, partnering with one in six independent pharmacies nationwide. As a privately held company, we have first-hand experience with the pressures of running a business and we’re here to provide community pharmacies with everything they need to thrive and succeed – including superior pharmaceutical wholesaler customer service.

Because wholesale prescription drugs account for the largest percentage of pharmacy sales, we’re committed to delivering highly competitive prices on brand and generic pharmaceuticals. Our generic portfolio, PharmaGen, is one of the most robust collection of generics in the market, thanks to the partnerships we’ve made with leading generic manufacturers. By ensuring the best coverage, quality, value and availability of generic medicines, we enable independent pharmacies to efficiently fill prescriptions while remaining competitively priced and profitable.

We also understand that rapid distribution is critical to winning and keeping customers. Having new FDA-approved wholesale prescription drugs in stock helps to generate sales, broaden the customer base and increase loyalty. Our QuickShip service for brand drugs and PharmaGen Express for generics ensures that new products are available for dispensing when customers arrive with their prescriptions.

Beyond wholesale prescription drugs: pharmacy supplies, home healthcare products and more.

In addition to wholesale prescription drugs, we offer access to everything the independent pharmacy needs to keep the front end stocked. From specialty medicines like vaccines and options for clinical trial procurement to consumer products and home healthcare supplies, H. D. Smith can easily serve as the sole supplier for independent pharmacies nationwide.

Learn more about purchasing wholesale prescription drugs from H. D. Smith.

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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

  • Extraordinary Service

    Jenny Dowhower, Pharmacy Buyer
    Schneck Medical Center
    Seymour, IN
    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!”

    November 8, 2016

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