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“Thank You”: NACDS TV Ad Honors Pharmacists’ Pandemic Response

This is a “Hats-Off” to everyone working at Fruth Pharmacy.  The pandemic came, and pharmacy answered.  Everyone at Fruth worked throughout the pandemic as essential employees to help take care of one another, our customers, and our communities.  This video highlights pharmacists and pandemic response, but it signifies so much more.   The pandemic helped to highlight a fraction of what pharmacists and pharmacies are capable of as providers, and hopefully, this is the beginning of national recognition.  As members of the Fruth Pharmacy Family, the Leadership Team thanks each and every Fruth employee and their families for their sacrifices, teamwork, and commitment to the healthcare of our communities.  Everyone deserves a big round of applause!!!! Drew Massey,

PRESS RELEASE “Thank You”: NACDS TV Ad Honors Pharmacists’ Pandemic Response May 9, 2023 Lauds pharmacy teams as “one trusted force for hope” during the COVID-19 emergency; positions their “commitment to a healthy America” that remains essential for the future NACDS Arlington, VA – Timed with the formal end of the COVID-19 public health emergency on Thursday, a National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) television and digital ad is punctuating the occasion with a “thank you” to pharmacists and pharmacy teams. Watch Ad

The ad states: “It’s a normal day again in America. We’ve all been through a lot the past few years. But when things have seemed most uncertain there has been one constant, one trusted force for hope: America’s pharmacists. Dedicated, relentless, with more than 300 million COVID shots given in local pharmacies. With a commitment to a healthy America that is unbreakable – that opened the nation and our lives. It’s a normal day again. Thank you.” The TV ad will begin to appear on Thursday in the Washington, D.C. market, and will extend to selected states. NACDS began to distribute the ad digitally today. In releasing the ad, NACDS President and Chief Executive Officer Steven C. Anderson said, “We want pharmacists and pharmacy teams to know that their dedication, professionalism, knowledge, trust, accessibility, and sacrifice remain deeply appreciated and top-of-mind. They helped to save and reopen America, in ways that include the more than 302 million COVID-19 vaccinations provided in pharmacies – including more than two-thirds of all adult COVID-19 vaccinations given during the 2022-2023 season. Pharmacists and pharmacy teams also helped to address individuals’ needs within their communities, as the healthcare professionals who kept their doors open at a time of extreme concern and uncertainty. “Just as NACDS advised the federal and state governments of policies needed to make possible pharmacy’s pandemic response, we will continue to convey clearly the policies necessary for the pharmacy access that patients need and expect. In just a few examples, states need to make permanent the pharmacy access made possible by the federal PREP Act (Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act). The U.S. Congress needs to enact the Equitable Community Access to Pharmacist Services Act (H.R. 1770) to ensure Medicare beneficiaries have access to pharmacist services approved by the states. The federal and state governments need to do their part to bring about comprehensive pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) reform to take on the practices of pharmaceutical middlemen.” Over a one-week stretch in April, NACDS lauded two major victories for patient access. The Biden Administration it would extend through December 2024 many of the PREP Act pharmacy-access provisions and also announced action on COVID-19 vaccine access for uninsured individuals. NACDS had advocated consistently for these initiatives over the course of approximately two years.
NACDS represents traditional drug stores, supermarkets and mass merchants with pharmacies. Chains operate over 40,000 pharmacies, and NACDS’ member companies include regional chains, with a minimum of four stores, and national companies. Chains employ nearly 3 million individuals, including 155,000 pharmacists. They fill over 3 billion prescriptions yearly, and help patients use medicines correctly and safely, while offering innovative services that improve patient health and healthcare affordability. NACDS members also include more than 900 supplier partners and over 70 international members representing 21 countries. Please visit
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Fruth Pharmacy Announces 4th Annual Baby Face Winners

Point Pleasant, W.Va. – (May 20, 2019) – Each year, Fruth Pharmacy chooses 4 babies to represent Fruth in advertising.  Fruth Pharmacy held its 4th Annual Baby Face Event on April 6th, 2019.  Over 100 babies entered for a chance to be a Mister or Miss Fruth.

The annual baby event is held in-part to help raise donations for area baby organizations, while Fruth searches for babies to use in seasonal campaigns.  Customers may make a $10 donation to a local baby organization to enter their child for a chance to be a Mister or Miss Fruth, babies must be in the age range of 0 -36 months.   Other customers, who do not want to enter a child in the contest, may donate an item an organization needs.

Thanks to many generous customers and employees, Fruth was able to raise over $7,000 worth of items for local baby charities.

This year’s Mister and Miss Fruths are:

Shannon Montgomery, 29 months, daughter of Wes and Tabithia Montgomery of Vinton, Ohio and granddaughter of Jeff and Joyce Oiler and Ed and Laura Lewis; Everett Skidmore, 8 months, son of Chelsey Fellure and Keith Skidmore of Vinton, Ohio and grandson of Larry and Carolyn Fellure, Jeff Rodgers and Delsa Skidmore; Graceyn White, 16 months, daughter of Terry and Danielle White of Culloden, West Virginia; and Zayn Sheppard, 6 months, son of Bernadette and Steve Holbert of Elizabeth, West Virginia.

Winners of the Baby Face event will have their picture hanging at their Fruth location as well as the Fruth corporate offices.  Each winner receives a photography package valued at $250.00.  Winners will also be featured throughout the year in Fruth Pharmacy’s advertising.

Fruth Pharmacy has been a family owned company for over 67 years.  Currently, Fruth Pharmacy has 31 locations in West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky.

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Robert Keith Wins Pigeon Forge Trip for 2

Point Pleasant, W.Va. – (May 7, 2019) – Fruth Pharmacy is pleased to announce Robert Keith recently won a prize package to Pigeon Forge.

Keith entered to win a trip for two, when he came to Fruth Pharmacy in Mineral Wells to purchase flowers for his wife, Elaine, for Valentine’s Day.

Fruth Pharmacy is a family owned company.  Currently, Fruth Pharmacy has 31 locations in West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky.

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Fruth Pharmacy Donates to Mason County Homeless Shelter

Point Pleasant, W.Va. – (April 29, 2019) – On Friday, April 26th, members of the Fruth family came to The Mason County Homeless Shelter to present a check from the Fruth Charitable Trust.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack and Frances “Babs” Fruth started the Fruth Charitable Trust in 1998. The Fruth Charitable Trust was established to help with community needs, such as educational scholarships and more.

Mrs. Frances “Babs” Fruth passed in January of this year and left instructions for her family to distribute funds to several organizations in Mason County to continue their good works.

The check for $52,000 was presented to the Mason County Homeless Shelter on behalf of Jack and Frances “Babs” Fruth by their children: Mike, Joan, Carol, Lynne, and John Fruth. Fruth cousins Jim and Sharry Rossi serve on the Advisory Board for the Homeless Shelter committee and were also available for the check presentation.

“Our mom had a passion for this place,” Lynne Fruth explained, “it was a quiet passion. At Christmas time she and her helper, Lynne Fetty, would put together gift bags for the people at the shelter. Mom always included socks, gloves, toiletries, and a Fruth Pharmacy gift card, so everybody here got Christmas; they got things they needed, but if they also wanted to buy a box of candy, they could buy a box of candy. She really got a satisfaction knowing she made someone’s Christmas better,” Lynne Fruth shared with members of The Mason County Homeless shelter staff.

Fruth also shared several stories Mrs. Fruth told her five children about when she grew up in a small Ohio town during The Depression and how her mother decided if she ever had the opportunity to help someone in the future, she would do so. One story included having to wear shoes too small as there was no money to get new shoes that year or watching her mother help feed “hobos” with bread and butter sandwiches.

“Even though some of us live in other places now,” John Fruth spoke to the committee, “Mason County will always be special to us. We will always have a heart for this community. Our parents wanted this donation to go to people in Mason County.”

“This donation places us at a point now where we can draw down the community foundation funds for preliminary architectural work for our new facilities, we are very happy about that. This gets us past one of our thresholds. Our plan is to name the new homeless shelter, The Frances Fruth Homeless Service Center, in her honor,” John Machir, Housing Director of the Mason County Homeless Shelter shared.

Machir informed the group that the new facility will have 3 family rooms, all with their own bath. There will be a women’s dormitory with a bath, a men’s dormitory with a bath, a laundry facility, a large kitchen, and living area.

Last year, 111 families were turned away due to space at the shelter.

If you would like to donate or if you need the services of the Mason County Homeless Shelter, please call 304-675-1840.

Fruth Pharmacy is a family owned company. Currently, Fruth Pharmacy has 31 locations in West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky.

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