Benzer Pharmacy Hires New Executive To Implement 340B Programs

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Specialty pharmacy streamlines its leadership team and strengthens its capacity as it steadily provides access to valuable drug discounts

Benzer Pharmacy has hired Ryan Rushing, a business development expert, to the new position of Director of New Business Development and 340B Programs.

Ryan, whose hiring was announced Monday October 26, 2015, will help Benzer Pharmacy implement 340B programs. 340B is a U.S federal government program that utilizes drug manufacturer discounts to provide outpatient medications to eligible health care organizations/covered entities at significantly reduced prices.

Ryan has held leadership roles within store operations, specialty pharmacy sales, and business development. “The demand for specialty medications has increased dramatically and I am excited to join Benzer, the nation’s fastest growing chain retail and specilaty pharmacy,” Ryan states.

“Through 340B program partnerships, we plan to provide access to valuable drug discounts with a focus on regulatory compliance. Specialty drugs are an important area for 340B eligible entities, as these therapies tend to be higher in cost and the market for specialty medications keeps growing rapidly,” explains Ryan.

Ryan brings tremendous experience in the specialty pharmacy market including, managed care contracting, direct-to-payer relationship development, and government pharmacy programs, like 340B and Ryan White. “I bring with me over thirteen years of progressive leadership and demonstrated success growing sales, developing a solid customer base and launching new products and services into the marketplace,” he adds.

Benzer Pharmacy is rapidly growing its market leadership in America and has over forty store locations throughout Florida, Michigan, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana, Tennessee, Texas and Nevada. The pharmacy has been named among top 50 drug store operators in North America by Chain Drug Review, earned position 1500 on the 2015 Inc. 5000 list and position 39 out of 100 in the Florida Fast 100 as one of the fastest-growing private companies.

Ryan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration of Management and Marketing from the University of Houston. “I am a huge advocate for the HIV community and i have served on the Ryan White Planning Council for Harris County (Texas) from 2009 to 2013, including tenure as Chair for the Quality Assurance Committee,” Ryan concludes.

Ryan’s background and wide-range of skills are a true asset as the pharmacy continues to streamline its goals in the specialty medication field.

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ABOUT BENZER PHARMACY
Benzer Pharmacy is a chain of independent retail pharmacies specializing in compounding and specialty medication. The first Benzer Pharmacy was opened in year 2009. There are currently over 40 locations throughout Florida, Michigan, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Georgia, Nevada and Louisiana. The pharmacy is projected to grow rapidly in-order to make maximum reach to customers. Benzer Pharmacy recently earned position 1500 on the 2015 Inc. 5000 list for the fastest - growing private company in America and position 39 out of 100 in the Florida Fast 100 as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the state of Florida. All Benzer Pharmacy medications require a doctor's prescription. For more information: http://www.benzerpharmacy.com

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