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Kelsey Gerhardt|Daily NewsFamily Discount Drugs is a local family-owned pharmacy that is run by Scott and Jennifer Marcum. Their employees are family and they have survived tough economic times by treating their customers as family also.
Kelsey Gerhardt|Daily NewsFamily Discount Drugs is a local family-owned pharmacy that is run by Scott and Jennifer Marcum. Their employees are family and they have survived tough economic times by treating their customers as family also.
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Flu season is here and if you are in need of a pharmacy that understands your family’s needs, look no further than Middlesboro’s Family Discount Drugs.


The business was originally opened in July 1981 by Trent Walter as Walter’s Pharmacy. When Walter was nearing retirement, he was looking for someone to purchase the business that had grown up in the area and wanted to keep their roots in Middlesboro.


Scott and Jennifer Marcum purchased the business from Walters in September 2011 and changed the name to Family Discount Drugs. The family friendly pharmacy is focused on keeping values and display that in their dealings with customers.


Jennifer is a registered nurse and makes sure customers are informed about what drugs they are taking.


“I can give people information, health-wise and how to use their medicine correctly so we really try to focus in on the individual person,” said Marcum.


The pharmacy is currently in the process of expanding and renovating the store to be able to keep up with their current demand. The Marcums have recently repaved their parking lot, given the building the fresh coat of paint and updated the interior since their purchase.


Walter installed the first pharmacy drive through in the area. The Marcums will be sure to keep that part of their business’s history alive, they said.


Marcum said he believes that even though prescriptions and drugs are necessary purchases, families are being forced to limit their purchases and in turn not receiving all of the medications they may need due to the economy.


Family Discount Drugs helps with this by offering generic alternatives to name-brand prescription drugs.


Family Discount Drugs offers special orders for uncommon prescriptions as well as offering deliveries to people who are unable to come to the store to pick up their prescriptions.


They are open from 9:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and are located at 3603 Cumberland Aveenue in Middlesboro. They can be reached at 606-248-8900.


Reach Kelsey Gerhardt at 606-248-1010 ext. 204, kgerhardt@civitasmedia.com.


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