SOURCE: BDI Pharma, Inc.

BDI Pharma, Inc.

October 01, 2010 11:39 ET

Pharmacy First™/Wholesale Alliance and BDI Pharma Announce Partnership

COLUMBIA, SC--(Marketwire - October 1, 2010) -  Pharmacy First™/Wholesale Alliance LLC, a national network of over 5,300 retail pharmacies and nine (9) of the country's leading regional wholesalers, and BDI Pharma, Inc. (BDI), the nation's fastest growing national distributor of biotech therapies, announced the new partnership between the two organizations resulting from the "specialty pharmaceutical initiatives" undertaken by the members of Pharmacy First™/Wholesale Alliance LLC. 

"Pharmacy First/Wholesale Alliance has recognized the varied requirements that today's generation of biopharmaceuticals demand," stated Brian W. Huckle, CEO, Pharmacy First/Wholesale Alliance. "With that in mind, in order to provide the manufacturing community with the greatest possible access to those resources necessary to effect the level of control and management necessary for these unique pharmaceuticals, Pharmacy First/Wholesale Alliance has entered into an exclusive agreement with BDI Pharma to represent the members' interests as the official specialty distribution arm of the organization."

"We are pleased to be partnering with the Pharmacy First/Wholesale Alliance and the excellent organizations represented within this group," stated Ed Steres, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships at BDI. "As the specialty distributor arm of the Pharmacy First/Wholesale Alliance, BDI brings a highly specialized sales organization and a valuable limited distribution portfolio as a supplement to the product lines currently being offered by the Alliance members to their existing customers, as well to future potential customers."

About Pharmacy First™/Wholesale Alliance LLC

Pharmacy First™/Wholesale Alliance LLC represents a national network of 5,300+ independent retail pharmacies. Formed in 1996 to provide chain-like services to the retail pharmacy community, it is owned and operated by nine regional wholesalers (Burlington Drug, Dakota Drug, Dik Drug, King Drug, KinRay, NC Mutual Drug, Rochester Drug, Smith Drug, and Value Drug). Headquarters and staff are located in Overland Park KS.

About BDI Pharma, Inc.

Since 1995, BDI Pharma, Inc. has built an exceptional reputation as the industry trusted source for products and service. The company has exhibited an exemplary track record providing an unparalleled level of customer service, market data and product integrity to both its customer base and trade partners. Such commitment to the product channel has earned BDI recognition as "ADR," or Authorized Distributor of Record, for the manufacturers it represents. BDI's specialty pharmaceutical focus is evident in its commitment to biotherapeutics, chemotherapies, vaccines and plasma protein therapies, including albumin, IVIG, coagulation factors, high-titer immune globulins, and injectables. 

BDI Pharma defines its customer-centric approach to serving the nation's healthcare community through innovative inventory supply solutions, unparalleled customer service, extensive product knowledge, 24/7 emergency availability and urgent need delivery. An open-access resource for reference material, educational literature, market data and online ordering, BDI Pharma's home web page has become an industry renowned point of reference. Proprietary programs for product consignment (, influenza vaccine pre-booking (, vaccine ordering ( and purchasing/reward programs ( and round out a family of solutions tailored to the needs of the healthcare community at large.

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