Fruth Pharmacy Partners with Gallia County Health Department for Harm Reduction Program

Fruth Pharmacy Partners with Gallia County Health Department for Harm Reduction Program

Point Pleasant, W.Va. (September 11, 2015) – Recently, Fruth Pharmacy made a donation of 8,000 new syringes to the Gallia County Health Department.

The donation comes as part of a Harm Reduction Plan for the county.


Left to right: Latasha Alvaro, BSN, RN and Mellissa Conkle, BSN, RN, Director of Nursing from the Gallia County Health Department thank Fruth Pharmacy for their donation to Gallia County’s Harm Reduction Plan.

“Our hepatitis rates are increasing each year – not only in Gallia County, but the country as a whole is seeing increased rates.  The Gallia County Health Department wanted to be proactive to help prevent the transmission of this disease and other diseases brought on by non-sterile syringe use,” stated Latasha Alvaro, BSN, RN from the Gallia County Health Department.

The Harm Reduction Plan for Gallia County’s Health Department works like this:  for every non-sterile syringe brought in, a patient will receive a sterile syringe for free.  The Gallia County Health Department also has free condoms available and free educational materials for the prevention and treatment of Hepatitis & HIV.

Harm reduction plans do not use tax dollars.  All items are donated by businesses and individuals.

“Because Harm Reduction Plans do not use tax dollars, we wanted to help provide some of the tools that the Gallia County Health Department needed to assist in their Harm Reduction Plan,” Tim Weber, Vice President of Fruth Pharmacy added. “The CDC has proven statistics in areas where there are Harm Reduction Plans – the numbers of infected persons goes down.  Fruth Pharmacy believes we have a responsibility to the health of our communities.  If we can find a way to assist organizations, such as the Gallia County Health Department, we will do so.”

The Gallia County Health Department has referral services available for drug treatment & health recovery.

If you would like to know more about the Gallia County Health Department’s programs, please contact Latasha Alvaro at 740-441-2958 or stop by the Gallia County Health Department’s offices Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. located at 499 Jackson Pike, Suite D, Gallipolis, OH 45631.

About Fruth Pharmacy

Fruth Pharmacy has been a family-owned pharmacy for over 62 years.  Fruth Pharmacy has over 28 location in West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky. To learn more about Fruth Pharmacy, please visit

About Gallia County Health Department

The Gallia County Health Department, Gallipolis, Ohio, is a public agency whose purpose is to promote the health of the people and to prevent or control disease through its numerous services.

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Fruth Family Fun Day

Point Pleasant, W.Va. (June 24, 2015) In the midst of a very rainy summer, families from Fruth Pharmacy were blessed with perfect weather to attend the Annual Fruth Family Fun Day event.

In attendance for this exciting were about 300 people. The event was held at the Valley Park and Wave Pool in Hurricane, WV. The afternoon Text Box: Fruth’s friendly staff welcoming everyone to the event.started with inflatables and a giant water slide for the kids. This year, each participant received a ticket and a chance to spin the Fruth Wheel of Fortune to win one of many great prizes. Adults and kids alike got a thrill by watching the wheel spin, hoping to land the big prize.

After a delicious picnic several large prizes were awarded by random drawing. Some of the large prizes included: 4 Kings Island tickets, autographed footballs, Best Buy and Subway gift cards. On site was The Huskey Ice Cream Truck which provided free ice cream cones for everyone. After enjoying food, prizes, and bounce houses the group moved to the Wave Pool for an evening of riding waves and slides. As the kids left for home after an exciting night, each child was given a glow-in-the-dark bracelet provided by Pharmacist Jamie Bennett.


Perfect weather, great food and good fellowship made this year’s Fun Day a huge success. Special thanks to everyone who made this day one to remember!


Fruth Pharmacy has been a family owned company for over 62 years. Currently, Fruth Pharmacy has over 28 stores in West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky. To learn more about Fruth Pharmacy, please visit our website at



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Fruth Pharmacy holds 24th Annual Golf Tournament Scholarship Fundraiser

Ravenswood, W.Va. (July 30, 2015) – On July 30th, Fruth Pharmacy held its annual golf tournament at Greenhills Country Club in Ravenswood, WV.

For 24 years, the golf tournament has been a tradition to help raise scholarship funds for deserving students at many local universities. Several scholarships provide an opportunity for Fruth employees or their children to seek a college degree. Fruth Pharmacy also contributes to the national NACDS Scholarship Program which provides scholarships to pharmacy students. Overall, Fruth Pharmacy and the Fruth Family support over 28 scholarships.

Vendors from all over the country came to Ravenswood to participate. These vendors generously donated funds, prizes, and other items needed for the event.

Golf tournament participants are treated to breakfast, lunch on the course, a drive-thru ice-cream stand, dinner, silent auction, putting and chipping contests, and door prizes for every golfer. All participants also receive a goody bag.

“I enjoy seeing the students that our scholarships have helped come out to participate. It’s good for the students to see how this event unfolds to raise money for their scholarships. It’s also great that our donors get the opportunity to meet and speak with our scholarship students,” Lynne Fruth, President for Fruth Pharmacy commented.

Fruth scholarship winners participate during the day by helping out as needed with the various contests, delivery of drink and food items, taking photos and more, during the tournament.

This year’s scholarship winners were: Marshall University – Ali Burdette, Dylan Lageman, Braxton Maddox, Bradley McCoy, Amanda McGhee, Jessica McGhee, Erik Vint, Devin Cottrill, Rachel Smith, Janae Cundiff, West Virginia University – Wesley Kafka, Kaitlyn McPherson, Katherine Jarrell, University of Rio Grande – Scarlett Denney, Tanisha Armstrong,

University of Charleston School of Pharmacy – Jeremy Arthur, Ojong Bate, Ohio State University – Christopher Salmons, Kelsey Turrill Ohio University Southern – Ashley Chapman, Winfield High – Jeremy Huff, Merryc Batt, Putnam County Math Field Day – Chance Williams, Elijah Schultz, Luke Neal, Parker Holstein, Lincoln Patton,

This year’s tournament winners were:

1st Place Team 3A

  • Bryan Stepp                   Ohio Valley Bank
  • Mario Libertore
  • Allen Bell
  • Ron Harris

2nd Place Team 6B

  • Amy Nelson                Fruth Pharmacy
  • Greg Christopfel          Merchandise, Inc.
  • Mark Williams             Mark Williams & Company
  • Tom Fink                     Spoontiques

3rd Place Team 7A

  • Dr. Bill Willan             Ohio University Southern
  • Don Moore
  • Joe Freeman
  • Evan Hill

4Th Place Team 12B

  • Wyatt Young               Arnett, Carbis, & Toothman
  • Rick Owens                 Sun Trust
  • Ed Moss                       Sun Trust
  • Steve Farkasovsky      Cardinal Health








Other Contest Winners:

Longest Putt – men’s Mike Davis – No women’s winner

Longest Drive – men’s John Disher – women’s Terry Potts

Closet to the Pin – men’s Allen Bell – women’s Terry Potts

Chipping Contest – iPad – Neil Schilling and Doug Bentz- tied

Putting Contest- 50/50Greg Trimble

If you are interested in helping to support these scholarships or would like more information on how to participate in the golf tournament, please contact, Sandy Keefer at 304-675-1612, ext. 118 or e-mail

If you are a student interested in applying for a scholarship, please visit

Fruth Pharmacy is a regional chain with 28 locations in West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky. Fruth Pharmacy has served local communities for over 62 years.

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Fruth Pharmacy Says Goodbye to Bruce Scarberry

Point Pleasant, WV (June 24, 2015) – On Wednesday, June 24, 2015, Fruth Pharmacy said a sad farewell to Bruce Scarberry, an employee with Fruth Pharmacy for 40 years. Fruth Pharmacy Says Goodbye to Bruce Scarberry-2

Bruce served in the warehouse department at the corporate office.  He got his start with Fruth Pharmacy after high school.

“I was thinking of quitting school my senior year,” Scarberry shared during the opening of his retirement party, “when Mr. Fruth came up to me and told me that if I graduated from high school, he would give me a job.  He did, and I have been here since.”

Mr. Scarberry was presented with a plaque inscribed with thanks and his years of service.  He was also given a rocking chair to enjoy during his retirement, as well as other fun retirement gifts from fellow employees.

Fruth Pharmacy Says Goodbye to Bruce Scarberry-3“Bruce, I have always thought of your role in our business as similar to my mom’s role with my dad when he founded the company.  You quietly work in the background, making sure everything is going smoothly – you never get any recognition, but if it weren’t for you, things would not function as well.  You have been a dedicated worker for 40 years.  You are just like a brother to us Fruth kids.  You will be missed,” Lynne Fruth, President of Fruth Pharmacy stated as she awarded Bruce his service plaque.

Fruth Pharmacy has been a family owned company for over 62 years. Currently, Fruth Pharmacy has over 26 stores in West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky. To learn more about Fruth Pharmacy, please visit our website at

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Fruth Pharmacy Celebrates Birthdays Corporate Wide Huntington, WV to Celebrate Over 40 Years in Business!

Huntington, W.Va. (July 10th, 2015) –Fruth Pharmacy has been celebrating the birthdays of each of their store locations all year long. In July, Fruth Pharmacy in Huntington celebrates over 40 years in business.huntingtonstorebirthday

Fruth Pharmacy on 125 Seventh Ave., Huntington West Virginia was the second Fruth Pharmacy location to open, followed by Fruth Pharmacy on 425 Camden Road and Fruth Pharmacy on 1419 U.S. Route 60 East.

To thank customers for 40 years – Fruth Pharmacy will be hosting a birthday event on July 10th – July 18th.

On July 10th, the first day of the event, the store will have a special birthday celebration with cake for customers while supplies last. Each location will be hosting different activities that include an Adopt-A-Pet (to benefit Huntington, Cabell and Wayne Animal Shelter), Sidewalk Sale, Hot Dog Sale, and a Car Wash.

Fruth will be giving away lots of great prizes as a way to say “Thank You” to the community for 40 great years.  Stop in and register for your chance to win a Go-Go Elite Scooter or 32” Flat Screen TV.  There will be other prizes given away all week long, such as gift cards and gift baskets.

Fruth Pharmacy has been a family owned company for over 62 years. Currently, Fruth Pharmacy has over 26 stores in West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky. To learn more about Fruth Pharmacy, please visit our website at

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