Express Rx announced the acquisition of Cantrell Drug Company’s retail pharmacy and compounding operations on Feb. 22.
The purchase makes Express Rx one of the few pharmacies in the state with the capability to provide patient-specific medications that are not commercially available.
“Express Rx has continually invested in new technologies and services to improve our customers’ experiences,” said Galen Perkins, CEO and principal of Express Rx. “We are excited to be one of a handful of pharmacies in Arkansas to offer specialty compounding services.”
As of Friday, Feb. 19, Express Rx assumed control of Cantrell Drug Company’s retail prescriptions and expert compounding services. This move allows ExpressRx to offer medications with strengths and dosages tailored to meet patients’ specific medical needs.
Cantrell Drug Company will maintain its sterile compounding business on Cantrell Road in Little Rock and at its new location at Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock.
“We know that our customers’ time is valuable,” said Kent Vinson, pharmacist and co-owner of Express Rx. “Express Rx is looking forward to providing our customers with both retail prescription and expert compounding services — all at one convenient location.”
In May 2013, four former USA Drug executives opened the first Express Rx. It has since expanded its independently owned pharmacies to 45 employees and five locations in Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. A sixth store is scheduled to open in Cabot in April.