Veterinarian

Wedgewood Pharmacy Merges With Diamondback Drugs

Swedesboro-based Wedgewood Pharmacy has merged with Diamondback Drugs, which is located in Scottsdale, Arizona. As a top compounding pharmacy in the US, the new, combined company will operate as Wedgewood Pharmacy, with two geographic centers that offer extended customer-service hours and faster delivery nationwide.

More than 500 employees will serve over 40,000 prescribers and hundreds of thousands of animal-owners, with  a comprehensive portfolio of formulations and industry leading technology, to better help them care for the unique needs of their animals. The integration of the two companies will build on their shared histories of advocating for pet owners and caregivers to ensure access to customized medications for pets, horses, and other animals when commercially available drugs cannot meet their needs.

The combined organization will be led by Marcy A. Bliss, Wedgewood Pharmacy’s president and CEO. Bliss said, “Combining our two pharmacies will provide more capabilities and enhanced service for all of our customers. Our deep, combined expertise in compounding medications, together with best-practice prescribing tools, will enhance our customers’ experience of doing business with us. We look forward to sharing new preparations, services and tools as they are rolled out. During the process, our integrated pharmacist, customer care, and sales teams will allow us to stay connected with the unique needs of each veterinarian and patient we serve.”

Fabian McCarthy, president and CEO of Diamondback Drugs, added, “Our two organizations have a great deal in common, both historically and in serving the unique needs of veterinary medicine today. We both have service- and quality-focused cultures that deliver the best in customer care. That will only get better as we join together to move forward.”

Compounding pharmacies make customized medications for pets, horses, and other animal species when commercially available drugs cannot meet their needs. Compounded medications are created and prepared by specially trained veterinary pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in state-of-the-art, accredited facilities. These medications are prescribed and dispensed under orders written by veterinarians. The use of compounded medications in veterinary practices is vital and widespread. Virtually every veterinarian depends on rapid access to these specialized medications.

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