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 www.fruthpharmacy.com

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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 www.fruthpharmacy.com

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Fruth Pharmacy & The National Federation of the Blind of West Virginia, Huntington Area Chapter to Host Demo of New Audio Prescription Label

Huntington, W.Va. (June 1, 2015) – On June 13th at the Cabell County Public Library, Brad Hodges President of the National Federation of the Blind of West Virginia, Huntington Area Chapter, will join Drew Massey, Clinical Services Coordinator for Fruth Pharmacy in demonstrating a new audio prescription label. The audio label demonstration coincides with the Chapters regular monthly meeting, and will begin at 11:00 a.m.

The new audio label was developed by AccessaMed. For the visually impaired or those who have difficulty reading or reading small print, the AccessaMedaudio label makes prescription label reading more safe and convenient. The prescription bottle has a device attached to it with a button. Once the button is pushed, the directions for the medication are spoken in a loud clear voice. Printed instructions are also located on the bottle.

Example of the digital audio prescription label.

Example of the digital audio prescription label.

“Having Equal access to all of the printed information which appears on prescription packaging is a very important thing,” Brad Hodges began, “many people do not have formal training in the alternative ways of doing things without their vision. Blind people often use alternative techniques of blindness, such as putting a piece of tape or something else that can be felt, to distinguish between prescription bottles. If medications feel similar, a mix-up can occur. This may not be problematic if it were a can of soup. You may have wanted chicken and noodle and end up with tomato, however, when it comes to taking prescription medication a mix-up could potentially be life-threatening. Accessamed’s new audio label will improve the safety of prescription medication for many who experience low to no vision, or other print disabilities,” Hodges completed.

Fruth Pharmacy’s goal was to offer a label that made it easier for patients suffering from vision or reading issues to understand prescription labels. After partnering with Accessamed, Fruth Pharmacy is proud to be one of the first pharmacies in the area to offer this technology to patients requiring assistance with their prescription labels.

“Another great thing about Fruth Pharmacy carrying this label is their delivery service. Other items can be delivered along with your prescription. I checked it out, prices are reasonable. You expect to pay a premium for convenience, but not at Fruth Pharmacy. The price of using cabs really adds up over a month, so for our members who don’t have a regular driver this service can be extremely beneficial,” Hodges added.

If you are interested in a demonstration of this new technology, please visit the Cabell County Public Library on June 13th at 11:00. The demonstration will be held in Meeting Room 2, Third Floor. Cabell County Public Library’s street address is 455 9th Street, Huntington, WV. Free refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to nfbhungtington@aol.com or call Brad Hodges directly at 304-691-0632. RSVP is appreciated but not required.

The Huntington Area Chapter is a part of the National Federation of the Blind, the largest organization of blind people in the country. They are available to help people understand blindness and teach ways to live with blindness. If you need assistance, please contact nfbhuntington@aol.com.

Fruth Pharmacy has been a family owned company for over 62 years. With over 26 locations in Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky, Fruth Pharmacy is a full service pharmacy, providing immunizations, prescription savings club, prescription counseling, prescription ordering online and with a mobile app, and more. To learn more about Fruth Pharmacy, please visit the website at http://www.fruthpharmacy.com.

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AccessaMed™ Partners with Fruth Pharmacy

Example of the digital audio prescription label.

Example of the digital audio prescription label.

Point Pleasant, W.Va (May 18, 2015) – Fruth Pharmacy is excited to unveil new technology to make prescription label reading easier for the visually impaired.  To do this, Fruth Pharmacy has partnered with AccessaMed™ to bring a special prescription label into all 26 Fruth Pharmacy locations.

Taking prescription medication can be an unsafe situation for those that have difficulty reading a label.

AccessaMed’s™ prescription bottle has helped bridge the gap for the visually impaired and other patients that have difficulty reading a label by providing a digital audio label that will speak to the patient.  The label permanently adheres to the prescription bottle or package. A patient simply pushes a button on the new electronic label and instructions for taking the medicine will be provided to the patient in a clear and robust voice.  The digital audio label does not require expensive or complicated reading systems for users. The printed label will also continue to be on the prescription bottle for caregivers or others offering assistance.

“We saw a need in the community with several of our patients,” Tim Weber, Fruth Pharmacy Vice President of Pharmacy explained, “we started researching a way to resolve this issue to help visually impaired patients with medication adherence.  Persons unable to read or understand printed text will also find this technology beneficial.  AccessaMed™ helped us fill our communities’ needs.”

Blind, low vision, and senior customers may find this audio label makes prescription taking safer, easier, and more effective as they are better able to understand the prescriber’s directions.

“This is an amazing advance in technology to help improve the day to day life of our patients,” Drew Massey, Fruth Pharmacy Clinical Service Coordinator stated.

About Fruth Pharmacy

Fruth Pharmacy is a family owned company with 26 stores in Ohio and West Virginia. Fruth Pharmacy is proud to have been “Your Hometown, Family Pharmacy,” for over 60 years. To learn more about Fruth Pharmacy, please visit www.fruthpharmacy.com.

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Forth’s Foods and Fruth Pharmacy Form Partnership

Point Pleasant, W.Va. (May 26, 2015) – Soon FoodFair customers will have a convenient way to pick up prescriptions while they shop. Tim Forth of Forth’s Foods and Lynne Fruth of Fruth Pharmacy are pleased to announce a new partnership which will bring Fruth Pharmacy to the inside of two FoodFair locations this summer.

“The Fruth family and the Forth family have a business relationship that started with founders Jacks Fruth and Charlie Forth years ago.  I am pleased to be expanding on that relationship with Forth Foods through the next generation,” Lynne Fruth stated in regards to the new partnership.

In mid-June, Fruth Pharmacy will take over the existing pharmacy located inside Powell’s Food Fair in Pomeroy, Ohio.  Later in mid-July, Fruth will open a new pharmacy in the Grayson, Kentucky Food Fair.

Opening the location in Grayson, Kentucky will expand the Fruth Pharmacy chain into a new state.

The partnership between Forth Foods and Fruth Pharmacy will bring great convenience to customers.  While shopping for groceries, customers can drop off prescriptions and have them filled during their shopping time.  Although, the Fruth locations in FoodFair will be reduced in size, customers will still get to experience Fruth Pharmacy’s full service pharmacy.  Fruth Pharmacy offers prescription counseling, prescription savings card, prescription rewards club, immunizations, medication flavorings for children, and more.  Customers will also be able to take advantage of the Fruth Mobile App.  The app can be downloaded from the Apple, Android, or Windows app stores for free. Once the app is installed and the customer has registered, prescription ordering is easy.  Customers can request refills, keep track of medications, and receive text alerts when medications are ready for pick-up.  The app also has a special built-in feature to help keep track of family members’ medications, in the event a customer is a caregiver.

“We are looking forward to serving the community of Grayson and entering into business in the state of Kentucky,” Lynne Fruth explained the chain expansion.  “We have a unique variety of services to provide the citizens of Grayson and the customers of FoodFair.  We pride ourselves on customer service and taking care of entire families.  Fruth Pharmacy wants to be ‘Your Hometown, Family Pharmacy’.”

“We are excited to bring all of Fruth Pharmacy’s services to our grocery stores for our customers. We wanted to give them a convenient option for their medications while they shop.  We are looking forward to this new partnership with Fruth,” Tim Forth stated.

Pharmacy hours at both FoodFair locations will be 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturdays beginning in July.  Grand Opening celebrations are also being planned.  As a way to meet the community, customers coming in to speak with a Fruth Pharmacist will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $25 FoodFair Gift Card during Grand Opening week.  Watch for more details.

The FoodFair locations will increase the Fruth Pharmacy chain to 28 stores in Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky.

About Fruth Pharmacy

Fruth Pharmacy has been a family-owned pharmacy for over 62 years.  To learn more about Fruth Pharmacy, please visit http://www.fruthpharmacy.com.

About Forth Foods

FoodFair has served the tri-state area for over 48 years.  FoodFair has 18 locations in WV, OH, and KY.  To learn more about FoodFair, please visit http://foodfairmarkets.com.

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