May 2nd 2019
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Latest News - Out of The Gates April

Some might say this column is going to the dogs -- and cats and other animals in need of veterinary care.

Last month, we announced that our new Associate, Sue Hudson Duran, is a veterinary pharmacist with tremendous expertise and experience in the field.

Today, we're announcing a new relationship with the Massachusetts Veterinary Medicine Association to help its members comply with prospective regulations. You can read more about it on our website by clicking here.

In addition to our growth in the veterinary pharmacy area, we have an exciting new partnership. The details are in the newsletter below, so please read on.  

Best wishes,

Ernest P. Gates Jr., RPh, FASCP, FIACP, FACA
President, Gates Healthcare Associates 
Gates Partners With Contract Testing Lab

Gates Healthcare is pleased to announce a new partner, ARL Bio Pharma.
ARL is a contract testing laboratory that provides analytical and microbiology testing to compounding pharmacies, outsourcing facilities, and pharmaceutical companies. ARL's laboratory is ISO 17025 accredited, FDA registered, and DEA licensed.

The most commonly requested services are: sterility, endotoxin, potency, and stability studies. Many other services are available.
ARL partners with industry suppliers and consultants bringing excellence to the compounding profession.

For more information about ARL, visit or send an email to
Spotlight on Pharmacy Sales 
and Acquisition Support Services

Whether you are interested in buying a pharmacy or selling yours, Gates Healthcare Associates experts can maximize your efforts to find the best opportunities.

Key services include: 
Selling Support
  • Business valuation
  • Operations inspection for compliance
  • Assistance with negotiation
Acquisition Support
  • Search for pharmacy acquisition targets
  • Financial due diligence
  • Regulatory compliance evaluation
  • Assist in negotiations
Gates Healthcare currently has both 503A and 503B listings available. If you are interested in purchasing a 503A or 503B pharmacy, or selling one, please contact one of our representatives.
Healthy Headlines .....................................................

Below are several news stories on compounding and other pharmacy-related topics. Click on the headlines for more:

This Robot Makes Sure You Remember to Take Your Pills

Specialty Pharmacy to Shutter Houston Compounding Labs

Hospital Pharmacists Face Dozens of Drug Shortages

CVS Spreads Same-Day Prescription Deliveries to 36 States

Walgreens to Open Primary Care Doctor's Offices in Some Stores

The 20 Most Expensive Drugs in the U.S. in 2019