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Medicine Shoppe expands into the Middle East

According to a report published on the website,, the Lifeline Group LLC of Abu Dhabi has acquired the master franchise rights for The Medicine Shoppe pharmacy chain for the Middle East. The agreement was signed by Bruce Burnett, Vice President International for Medicine Shoppe, and Dr Shamsheer of Lifeline Group LLC.

In an interview, Bruce Burnett said, "Medicine Shoppe International is looking forward to our relationship with the Lifeline Group. Medicine Shoppe's pharmacy model for providing superior customer service together with Lifeline's commitment to excellent healthcare will bring a higher level of patient care than what is currently experienced in the Middle East market".

Founded in 1970, Medicine Shoppe International, Inc. is committed to providing expert, personalized health care. According to information provided by the company, Medicine Shoppe International, Inc. is the largest franchisor of independent community pharmacies in the U.S. In 2003, the company acquired Medicap Pharmacies, Incorporated which franchises independent community pharmacies in the U.S. under the Medicap Pharmacy® trade name. There are currently nearly 1,000 domestic pharmacies operating under The Medicine Shoppe® and Medicap Pharmacy® trade names and more than 400 franchised pharmacies in Canada, China, Japan, India, Indonesia, and Taiwan. (kbp)

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