The Family Medical Center Pharmacy is now Fred's Pharmacy Express.
Stacey Love, Pharmacist in charge, said the change in ownership took effect last Thursday. "We were bought by Fred's. We are now Fred's Pharmacy Express. We have the same friendly staff and the same quick service. We have been very pleased with Fred's as a company. We're owned by Fred's now but they are allowing us to continue as an independent store. They have not come in and changed a lot. Things are still run the same way they were. We are staying in the same location with the same hours, which is Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. We are called a Fred's Pharmacy Express store. Right now we have just the pharmacy but within the next couple of weeks we'll be getting Fred's products out front. It'll just be the over the counter medicines, toiletries and those kinds of items as well," said Love
The Family Medical Center Pharmacy's history goes back almost 40 years starting out as Price-France Pharmacy and later Cripps-France Pharmacy. Both the pharmacy and the Doctor's Building got a name change when they were re-located to new facilities a few years ago on North Congress Boulevard.