PharmaSmart® and Chain Drug Review Announce “Pharmacist Challenge” Winners

We are honored as we strive to make an impact on patient health

PharmaSmart International Inc., a Rochester, N.Y. based, “Inc. 5000” company, and Chain Drug Review, the leading publication in the retail pharmacy sector, recently concluded a yearlong initiative to improve patient blood pressure control.

In February 2016, the PharmaSmart and Chain Drug Review kicked off the “Lower My Blood Pressure” challenge, which featured a yearlong competition to determine which pharmacies could a) enroll the most patients into PharmaSmart’s Smart Card tracking program, and b) demonstrate the greatest improvement in average blood pressure rates among enrolled patients. Participating pharmacists enrolled into the contest through Chain Drug Review’s website ( or PharmaSmart (

Apple Discount Drugs on Fruitland Blvd in Salisbury, MD, was the Grand Prize Winner, earning them an all-expense paid trip for two to Miami, FL. Apple Discount Drugs saw the greatest overall improvement in blood pressure control, with an average reduction of 16 mmHg systolic, and 6 mmHg diastolic. “We are honored as we strive to make an impact on patient health,” said Jeff Sherr, Apple Discount Drugs.

Further analysis by PS DataSmart®, (PharmaSmart’s health data resource center generating more than one million new readings per month), determined the following winners based on strong patient enrollment into the PharmaSmart clinical program: Brookshire Grocery Co.’s Pharmacy #90 in Robinson TX, earned 1st place, followed by Brookshire’s Pharmacy #34 in Monroe LA, and Brookshire’s Pharmacy #62 in Ashdown AR, respectively. Brookshire’s is a leading regional grocer across Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas “We are thrilled…

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