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franklin county times

Hometown Pharmacy now open for business

By Staff
Kim West
Franklin County Times
The former Medical Center Pharmacy building has a new tenant – another pharmacy.
Hometown Pharmacy opened in late August and celebrated its official grand opening Oct. 25.
The pharmacy offers free delivery service and staffs four people, including pharmacy technicians Tammy Taylor and Dee Smith, pharmacist and co-owner Dr. Carrie DeArmand and her husband, Mark DeArman, who is also a co-owner and crertified technician. Both DeArmands grew up in Russellville, and Dr. DeArmand would love to see her younger sister, Dr. Christy Pounders, join her staff after she completes her pharmaceutical residency.
DeArmand, who graduated from Auburn University, formerly worked at pharmacies in Publix and Fred's, but she prefers the smaller scale of an independent pharmacy.
"We have a full inventory, and we can order something if we don't have it and receive same-day service," Dr. DeArmand said. "There was a need for a local pharmacy to replace the three independent ones that sold to CVS. It's important for some people to have a close relationship with a pharmacist, and that's hard to do in a corporate setting."
In addition to medicine, Hometown offers a drive-thru window, annual free flu shots and free delivey service and basic medical supplies.
Hometown Pharmacy is open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon. For more information, call 332-7400.