Los Angeles, CA, March 7, 2017 - EZC Pak, the first physician formulated tapered immune support pack targeting inappropriate antibiotic use in colds and flu has agreed to terms with Rochester Drug Cooperative (RDC), the nation's fastest growing pharmacist-owned healthcare distributor, to expand EZC Pak placement in pharmacies across the East Coast.
EZC Pak is currently the fastest growing combination immune support product in the United States and was recently awarded the prestigious Buyer's Choice Award at the ECRM National Cough, Cold & Allergy Conference sponsored by Drug Store News. With over 1200 pharmacy members, the agreement with RDC will allow EZC Pak to scale its existing business, especially within the Northeast corridor.
"Our nation's community pharmacists play a vital and critical role in both taking care of and educating Americans about their good health. The EZC Pak team is excited to work with RDC and its independent pharmacy members in reducing inappropriate antibiotic use and expanding patient awareness to the complexities of the drug resistance problem we are facing in our US healthcare system through EZC Pak," said EZC Pak Creator Sarath Malepati, MD.
About Rochester Drug Cooperative:
Since 1905, Rochester Drug Cooperative (RDC) has combined the attributes of a powerful purchasing group with technology-driven distribution and a unique investment opportunity. Now ranked as the 7th largest wholesaler in the US, RDC services over 1,200 northeastern community retail pharmacies, long-term care pharmacies, and home health care stores & is the nation’s fastest growing healthcare distributor owned and directed by pharmacist-entrepreneurs. For more information, please visit http://www.rdcdrug.com.
About Sarath Malepati, MD:
Dr. Malepati is a former faculty member of Georgetown University School of Medicine and health care policy fellow at the National Institute for Health Care Management, where his research focused on how flaws in the design and delivery of health care contribute to patient disease and public health problems. Dr. Malepati is the current Medical Director of the PPC Group, a California-based health products team focused on improving patient care and public health. The PPC Group works to develop solutions for common health care problems that support closing the knowledge gap between clinicians and patients.
About EZC Pak:
EZC Pak is the first physician formulated Immune Support Pack composed of certified organic Echinacea, Zinc, and Vitamin C designed to reduce inappropriate antibiotic use. EZC Pak is available online at ezcpak.com and a growing number of pharmacies, medical offices, academic centers, and retailers. EZC Pak is a National Partner of the CDC's Get Smart About Antibiotics Initiative. For more information, please visit http://ezcpak.com.