EPIC Rx Announces CEO Appointment

RICHMOND, VA — EPIC Pharmacies, a nationwide buying group dedicated to empowering independent pharmacies, announced that Brian M. Hose, PharmD, will transition from chairperson of the EPIC Pharmacies board of directors to CEO effective November 4, 2022.

“From collaborating on the board to our work together during this transition, Brian has shown a devoted commitment to EPIC Rx and independent pharmacy,” says Robert J. McLaughlin, Jr., R.Ph., outgoing EPIC Pharmacies CEO. “I’m very thankful to have had the opportunity to work with the dedicated team members at EPIC Rx, but I look forward to focusing on my role as owner at my own independent pharmacies.”
Elected to the EPIC Pharmacies board of directors by members in 2016, Hose has played an active role as chair of the EPIC PharmPAC of Maryland.

“In partnership with the board, Joey and I have been planning this transition for some time. I’m thankful to Joey for his leadership, and I am excited to step into this new role with EPIC Rx,” says Hose. “I look forward to continuing my work to give our members the tools to succeed now and in the future.”

Hose has owned and operated Sharpsburg Pharmacy in Maryland since 2008. In addition to his work as a preceptor for multiple pharmacy universities, he is an active advocate for community pharmacy at the state and federal levels. He is a member of the National Community Pharmacists Association, Maryland Pharmacists Association, and American Pharmacists Association.

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