CARE Pharmacies Partners with GrayRobinson to Obtain Quality Legal Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 8, 2021

CONTACT

CARE Pharmacies
Michael Wysong, mwysong@carepharmacies.com, 571.282.7828

GrayRobinson
Kristen Bridges, kristen.bridges@gray-robinson.com, 850.545.1917


CARE Pharmacies Partners with GrayRobinson to Obtain Quality Legal Services

Linthicum, Md., and Orlando, Fla. – CARE Pharmacies Cooperative, Inc. (“CARE Pharmacies”), one of the fastest­ growing drug chains of independent community retail and specialty pharmacies in the U.S., and GrayRobinson, an AmLaw 200 full-service law and government consulting firm, today announced that GrayRobinson has become a preferred provider of legal services to CARE’s 115+ pharmacies nationwide. GrayRobinson Shareholders Kenneth D. McArthur, Jr. and Rupasri S. “Rupa” Lloyd will lead the GrayRobinson team supporting CARE Pharmacies. 

CARE Pharmacies, ranked among Chain Drug Review’s Top 20 Retail Pharmacy Chains, combines the quality of a trusted community pharmacy with the growth and stability of a national organization. It is dedicated to understanding patients’ special needs and the importance of providing personalized care and quality services. For more than 60 years, the CARE Pharmacies brand has become synonymous with quality, respect, and superior service.

GrayRobinson’s health care team has extensive experience working with pharmacy organizations and pharmacies in nearly all 50 states across the U.S. Consequently, GR attorneys and consultants understand the complex industry and challenging business environment in which CARE Pharmacies and its members operate and the unique legal and political issues they face.

“GrayRobinson, like CARE Pharmacies, combines local service with the experience and growth of a large organization behind them,” said Mike Wysong, CEO for CARE Pharmacies. “Ken and Rupa will be invaluable resources to our pharmacies, our patients, and the communities we serve.”

“As a result of my longstanding relationship with CARE Pharmacies, I have deep insight into the organization, which allows us to provide quality, efficient service,” said McArthur. “We are thrilled they’ve chosen GrayRobinson to serve in this capacity, and are excited for the years to come.”

McArthur, a nationally-known expert in the pharmacy world, has represented independent pharmacies and their supporting organizations nationwide for nearly 27 years. In addition to providing legal services to thousands of pharmacies, he has served in numerous litigation, regulatory, and government relations matters as a consulting expert on the subjects of pharmacy law, pharmaceutical care, pharmacy benefit management, prescription drug benefit plans, prescription drug pricing practices, and the roles of pharmacists and pharmacies in the U.S. health care system. Having taught pharmacy law at the graduate school level and served clients from every segment of the U.S. pharmaceutical supply chain, McArthur has an uncommonly deep knowledge of pharmacy law and the U.S. pharmaceutical industry.    

Lloyd has two decades of experience in health care operational, corporate, transactional, and regulatory matters. She advises health care provider, institutional, pharmaceutical, medical device, and health insurance clients in many facets of their businesses, including privacy and data security, fraud and abuse, corporate governance, labor relations, licensure and discipline, regulatory compliance, FDA classification, registration and listing, quality improvement and health care risk management.

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About CARE Pharmacies Cooperative, Inc.
CARE Pharmacies is a member owned and operated Cooperative of independent community and specialty pharmacies. CARE offers a full range of programs and services designed to meet the dynamic needs of the independent pharmacy owner operator. CARE’s mission is a promise to its members to represent their interests, support their growth, and enable them to provide superior patient satisfaction and outcomes. CARE does this to enhance the success of its member pharmacies, as well as, to ensure the future of community pharmacy. For more information, please contact CARE by emailing info@carepharmacies.com, calling 866.CARE.RXS, or to locate a CARE Pharmacy near you, please visit Carepharmacies.com.

About GrayRobinson, P.A.

GrayRobinson is a full-service law and government consulting firm with 15 offices in Florida and Washington, D.C. GrayRobinson attorneys, lobbyists, and consultants provide legal and government affairs counsel to Fortune 500 companies, emerging businesses, financial institutions, state and local governments, developers, entrepreneurs, and individuals in Florida and throughout the Americas. GrayRobinson is at the forefront of emerging legal, legislative, regulatory, and market trends and works closely with clients to help them identify opportunities, overcome challenges, and accomplish their business objectives. For more information, please visit Gray-Robinson.com.


Press coverage:

"CARE Makes GrayRobinson Legal Service Provider," Chain Drug Review