WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. – The vision of Lou and Bill Kennedy – to offer employees of Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation an in-house pharmacy for their health care, prescription medication and over-the-counter drug needs – became reality this week.
Bill Kennedy, the company chief business development officer and a pharmacist by trade, opened the full-service pharmacy on Thursday, January 2. Located inside of Nephron’s state-of-the-art 400,000 square-foot manufacturing facility, the pharmacy fills prescriptions for employees and family members who participate in the Nephron health plan.
“A team of the best pharmacy professionals in the Midlands will be on-hand every day at the pharmacy to give Nephron employees the very best counseling regarding medications and treatment right here at one of South Carolina’s fastest growing businesses,” said Kennedy. “We are excited to provide our employees with the opportunity to save their hard-earned dollars while delivering superior service and quality of care through Nephron Pharmacy.”
Nephron employees can fill prescription drugs at a lower cost than external retail outlets, such as Walgreens or CVS, when they use Nephron Pharmacy. They can fill generic prescriptions at a cost of only $3.50/Rx. In addition to filling prescriptions, Nephron Pharmacy offers a variety of over the counter health products, such as Elderberry, CBD, herbal supplements and vitamins. Pharmacists can also administer vaccines.
Employees interested in improving their health through smoking cessation or nutrition and fitness will be able to work with health and wellness coaches at the pharmacy.
“Nephron is a family,” said CEO Lou Kennedy. “There is no better way to take care of our family than to help them keep more of the money they earn and to make sure they have access to the very best health care and medications available. We are proud of Team Nephron, and we are proud of Nephron Pharmacy.”
Nephron Pharmacy details are as follows:
8:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Monday – Friday
firstname.lastname@example.org: for general information, refill orders, and information about your prescription
If employees reach the pharmacy after hours, they can leave a voicemail or send an email. Pharmacists will check them every morning and respond as soon as possible.