On Sept 3, 2019, Malheur Drug in Vale, Oregon celebrated its 65th anniversary! Current owners Adam and Jennifer Tolman credit many reasons for the pharmacy’s long-lasting success, but first and foremost they say that community is key. “When you support the community, the community supports you.”
“When you support the community, the community supports you.”Jen is the pharmacist and Adam manages the store. Being in a rural setting, they have found uniquely valued products, services, and programs that make Malheur Drug an active community hub.
Jen enjoys community pharmacy care and is key in keeping healthcare available to their community. This includes offering 340B services. “We love our community and want to make it better,” said Jen. “It is important to ensure it for the future and continue our way of life.”
Bob Davis, PA of Valley Family Healthcare, said, “Without Jen and Adam, affordable pharmacy care would be very limited in the region.”
Malheur Drug is a go-to destination, much like a Western-style general store, with one-stop shopping. Upon entering the pharmacy, there is a welcome sense of family. The pharmacy includes Melissa and Doug toys, giftware and accessories, fishing poles, sports gear for active outdoorsman, and even a Radio Shack, offering inspiration for the wish lists of kids of all ages.
In their tight-knit community, Malheur Drug hosts events that bring families and friends together. Like many independent pharmacies and businesses, Jen and Adam face the challenges of providing health and retail services. They serve their patients and community through their dedication to patients, community support, and saying thank you.