American Associated Pharmacies (AAP)

American Associated Pharmacies (AAP)

American Associated Pharmacies is a nationwide member-owned cooperative comprised of over 2,000 independent pharmacies. AAP began operations on September 1, 2009 when two major pharmacy cooperatives - United Drugs of Phoenix, Arizona and Associated Pharmacies, Inc. of Scottsboro, Alabama - joined forces to form one of America's largest and most comprehensive independent pharmacy organizations. Three companies comprise the AAP family of service organizations:

  • American Associated Pharmacies (AAP) oversees cooperative membership and manages major vendor agreements.
  • Associated Pharmacies, Inc. (API) is AAP’s distribution operation offering brand Rx, generic Rx and select OTCs at competitive prices, with rebates that will improve your bottom line.
  • Arete Pharmacy Network is AAP’s wholly-owned Pharmacy Services Administrative Organization (PSAO) and the 4th largest in the nation.

AAP is overseen by a Board of Directors elected from our membership - real independent pharmacy owners who face the same industry challenges on a daily basis. Last year alone, AAP and its subsidiaries paid hundreds of millions of dollars in rebates and dividends, and saved our pharmacies millions more in operating and acquisition costs. We're able to achieve this level of return due not only to size, but through strong market relationships built upon trust. AAP is considered the 9th largest drug chain in America according to Drug Store News.

We hope you will consider the possibility of joining AAP as a member. Remember, at AAP we work for you! As a member this is Your Company, and we continually work for Your Bottom Line.

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