News & Updates

Smith Drug Company Names New Vice President, Finance

Jun 9, 2017 Tags: Business, J M Smith Corporation, Smith Drug Company

Lena Jouran to lead finance team

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Smith Drug Company (SDC) has announced that Lena Jouran has joined the company as Divisional Vice President, Finance. She will support both Smith Drug Company and Burlington Drug Company in her new role. Jouran replaces Kyle Waltz, who has accepted the position of Vice President Corporate Controller at the J M Smith Corporation. “Lena brings with her an extensive background in managing the finance complexities of the pharmacy supply chain,” said Jeff Foreman, RPh, President, Smith Drug Company. “We are excited to have her join the team and expect she will be a tremendous asset to our organization.”

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Smith Drug Company supports end to pharmacy fees that drive up drug costs

Mar 30, 2017 Tags: Capitol Hill, Medicare, NCPA, Pharmaceuticals, Smith Drug Company

Smith Drug Company and Burlington Drug Company recently joined with more than 115 other health care groups to endorse bipartisan legislation that would prohibit pharmacy benefit managers from adding retroactive charges on Medicare Part D prescription drugs.

The effect of those fees is to raise costs for seniors, taxpayers and pharmacies.

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South Carolina’s Third-Largest Privately Held Company Announces New CEO

Mar 1, 2017 Tags: Business, J M Smith Corporation, Smith Drug Company

Alan Turfe to Lead J M Smith Corporation

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Board of Directors of J M Smith Corporation has named A. Alan Turfe as the new CEO and Chairman of the Board, effective March 1, 2017, following the retirement of long-time Chairman and CEO William R. Cobb. Turfe was selected by the board following a nationwide search, and brings a wealth of experience in the life sciences, medical device, e-commerce and automotive industries.

“In a pool of incredibly qualified candidates, Alan demonstrated the leadership skills, business acumen and background best suited to lead J M Smith Corporation into the future,” said board member Terry Cash, who chaired the search committee. “Alan is growth-minded and believes, as we do, that the future is bright for J M Smith Corporation. We believe he will both honor the proud history of this organization while leading it through the dynamic times ahead.”

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Flu Update

Feb 3, 2017 Tags: CDC, Influenza

ATLANTA — The flu is continuing to impact the United States, especially across the Southeast U.S. for the week ended Jan. 21 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday.

The proportion of outpatient visits for influenza-like illness was 3.4%, well above the national baseline of 2.2% and an increase from the week prior ILI report of 3.2%.

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