Ocean Springs Pharmaceutical Company Donates N95 Masks to Firefighters Across the United States

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Gulf Coast Pharmaceuticals Plus in Ocean Springs recently donated hundreds of N95 respirators to fire departments in numerous states. Since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the specialty pharmaceutical distributor has continued to donate large quantities of personal protective equipment to healthcare workers and first responders across the nation.

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Our firefighters already risk their lives every day in order to save others and protect their communities, and with the current health crisis, it is even more important that we all come together to help protect those who protect us.

Gulf Coast Pharmaceuticals Plus (GCPP), a leading specialty pharmaceutical distributor based in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, recently donated hundreds of N95 respirator masks to fire departments across the United States. The donation comes as firefighters and other first responders across the nation have been experiencing critical shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

“Disruptions in global supply chains have caused acute nationwide shortages of N95 masks and other personal protective equipment that our first responders depend on,” said GCPP Managing Director Ken Ritchey. “Our firefighters already risk their lives every day in order to save others and protect their communities, and with the current health crisis, it is even more important that we all come together to help protect those who protect us.”

Gulf Coast Pharmaceuticals Plus donated the much-needed N95 face masks to the following fire departments:

  • City of Lufkin Fire Department in Lufkin, Texas
  • El Paso Fire Department in El Paso, Texas
  • Kansas City Kansas Fire Department in Kansas City, Kansas
  • University City Fire Department in University City, Missouri
  • Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department in Doral, Florida
  • Hillsborough Fire Rescue in Hillsborough County, Florida
  • Unified Fire Authority in Taylorsville, Utah
  • Virginia Fire Department in Virginia, Minnesota

Understanding how critical it is to ensure the safety and security of the nation’s pharmaceutical supply chain, Gulf Coast Pharmaceuticals Plus maintains an extensive inventory of more than 25,000 types of healthcare products, including both PPE (personal protection equipment) and non-PPE supplies. Maintaining a large inventory enables GCPP to service medical facilities and first responders throughout the United States without interruptions caused by potential backorders and shortages.

Since the start of the pandemic, Gulf Coast Pharmaceuticals Plus has been donating large quantities of PPE supplies to hospitals and state-run medical facilities across the U.S., as well as to healthcare workers in the state of Mississippi where the company is headquartered.

About Gulf Coast Pharmaceuticals Plus

Gulf Coast Pharmaceuticals Plus (GCPP) is a comprehensive pharmaceutical distributor for many of the leading U.S. Pharmaceutical companies, delivering products quickly and accurately to a network of hospitals, pharmacies, and physician practices across the United States. Over the past 20 years in business, Gulf Coast Pharmaceuticals Plus has become one of the most reliable distributors of medical supplies in the nation through its quick delivery, excellent customer service, and access to over 25,000 healthcare products. Learn more about GCPP products and services at http://www.gulfcoastpharmaceuticalsplus.com, and get the latest on company news by visiting its Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages.

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