Navigation Links
Pharmacy Franchise Owners Association: Medicine Shoppe International and Medicap Face Claims Filed by Numerous Franchisees

ST. LOUIS and DES MOINES, Iowa, Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --  Medicine Shoppe and Medicap pharmacy owners from across the nation are filing claims against their parent companies Medicine Shoppe International (MSI) and Medicap (MC) for breach of contract for their failure to support the franchise systems.  Medicine Shoppe and Medicap are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Cardinal Health Inc., one of the nation's largest pharmaceutical distributors.

The independent pharmacy owners claim that they invested into a thriving system of branded stores, supported with a variety of agreed-upon services to be provided by MSI/Medicap. In recent years, those services have dwindled in an arbitrary decision by MSI/Medicap to stop supporting its own franchise system, while remaining steadfast in its collection of exorbitant franchise fees.

Concurrent with the reduction in services, Medicine Shoppe and Medicap have introduced an offer to new franchises whereby they may join the system for just $499 per month.  The remaining franchisees, such as those involved in the litigation, pay more than 5 percent of store sales as royalties to MSI/Medicap, a figure that reaches $25,000 per month in some cases.  

"American consumers overwhelmingly prefer independent pharmacies over "big box" retailers, yet MSI/Medicap has treated their own franchisees in such a hostile and unfair way as to make our businesses uncompetitive," says Gaye Moseman, one of the pharmacy owners filing a claim.  "For Medicine Shoppe and Medicap, by their own hands, to so damage our livelihoods and ability to fulfill the needs of our customers is morally unacceptable."

The filing of legal claims is the last step in a multi-year effort on the part of the franchisees to negotiate with MSI/Medicap and to re-align the franchise relationship to better reflect the real value of MSI/Medicap diminished support services.

"Medicine Shoppe and Medicap's failure to provide meaningful support, coupled with their exorbitant franchise fees, put the independent pharmacists in an untenable position through no fault of their own," says Robert Zarco, lead attorney representing the claimants, and member of Miami-based Zarco Einhorn Salkowski & Brito specializing in franchise, licensing and distribution law. (

SOURCE Pharmacy Franchise Owners Association
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. CVS/pharmacy Offers Flu Vaccinations in Over 4,000 Stores
2. Genzyme Corporation Selects Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy for 2008 Renagel Medicare Part D Assistance Program
3. Pharmacyclics Announces Data and Publication Characterizing Highly-Selective HDAC Inhibitor
4. Pharmacyclics Announces Preclinical Results Supporting Development of Its Novel Btk Inhibitor in Immune Mediated Diseases
5. Pharmacyclics Reports Multiple Presentations at AACR on Its HDAC and Selective HDAC Inhibitors
6. Pharmacyclics Novel Factor VIIa Inhibitor Demonstrates Potential Inhibition of Tumor Growth in Multiple Types of Cancer
8. Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy Develops and Launches Best-In-Class Electronic Navigator (eNAV(TM)) Patient Care System
9. Pharmacyclics Novel Btk Inhibitor Shows Efficacy in Preclinical Models of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lymphoma
10. Cardinal Health Expands PET Nuclear Pharmacy Services to Support Clinical Drug Trials
11. McGraw-Hill Professional Launches Drug Effectiveness Resource on AccessPharmacy
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/26/2016)... 27, 2016  VMS Rehab Systems, Inc. ( ... whatever measures required to build a strong and stable ... currently listed on the OTC Markets-pink current trading platform. ... CEO, "We are seeing an anomaly in market trading ... only by the Company, but shareholders and market players ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Calif. , June 24, 2016  Global ... a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics for the ... needs, today announced the closing of its previously ... common stock, at the public offering price of ... the offering were offered by GBT. GBT estimates ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) ... would allow biopharmaceutical companies to more easily share health ... and coverage decisions, a move that addresses the growing ... The recommendations address restrictions in the sharing of ... label, a prohibition that hinders decision makers from accessing ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... 27, 2016 , ... "FCPX editors can now reveal their media with growing ... said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProSlice Color brings ... users can now reveal the media of their split screens with growing colorful panels. ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... ePAY ... partnership with Connance, a healthcare industry leader providing predictive analytics to optimize ... combine to provide health systems, hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers with dramatic ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... 2016 , ... recently awarded their highest five-star rating to Best Buy ... in the United States and Canada wear eyeglasses. Once considered to be a purely ... make a fashion statement. Even celebrities use glasses as a way of creating an ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... On June 10-11, 2016, A Forever Recovery, a ... and World’s Longest Breakfast Table in Battle Creek, MI, where the rehabilitation facility is ... to some of the world’s leading providers of cereal and other breakfast foods. Its ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... , ... PawPaws brand pet supplements owned by Whole Health Supply ... health of felines. The formula is all-natural and is made from Chinese herbs that ... Cat Kidney Support Supplement Soft Chews are Astragalus Root Extract and Rehmannia Root ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):