Pharma Powerhouses Merge to Expand Respective Businesses

Move represents ‘shift in operation model’

Epic Pharmacies Inc. and ERX-Direct, two industry leaders, have merged to form ERX-Direct, representing a bold shift in the operational model.

ERX-Direct, a newly formed community pharmacy venture, is part of a comprehensive primary health network, Health in Motion Network. The network is contracted with thousands of clinicians at urgent care centers, primary care offices and retail clinics. All embrace the challenge of leading a productive disruption as a way to streamline on-demand Rx with accompanying med management.

“ERX-Direct is excited to partner with an industry pioneer to expand our collaborative pharmacy business model nationally,” said Brian Slusser of ERX-Direct. “Our success is founded upon consolidating existing strengths in the market, further driven by our leadership, who have a track record of providing sustainable solutions in healthcare over many years.”

With this new partnership, Epic Pharmacies Inc. and ERX-Direct will identify and develop ongoing improvements to pharmacy care management with the aim of servicing their networks with the same ease and consistency as delivering Rx products. This will enable a simplified patient care coordination with both primary and urgent care centers in the Health in Motion Network, removing the current gaps in this coverage, and setting a new paradigm for enhanced care in our communities.

“Epic Pharmacies Inc. is excited to embark on this new partnership to help our pharmacies find growth solutions outside traditional models,” said Epic Pharmacies Chief Executive Officer Jay Romero, R.Ph. “The future of pharmacy needs innovative solutions. This first development is a stepping stone for a stronger future for community pharmacy.”

SOURCE: PR Newswire

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