USA Drug

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USA Drug
Type Private
Founded 1984
Headquarters Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Products Retail-Pharmacy
Parent Walgreens
Exterior view of a typical USA Drug store located in Hot Springs, Arkansas

USA Drug is a convenience store and pharmacy chain in the United States that operates more than 160 stores in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee. It was founded in Pine Bluff, Arkansas in 1986. Its headquarters are still located in Pine Bluff with additional offices in Little Rock, Arkansas, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Memphis, Tennessee. Its parent company, Walgreens, operates Super D Drug Stores and Ikes Deep Discount Drug, both acquired in October 1997,[1] and May's Drug, Med-X Drug, Drug Warehouse, and Drug Mart, all acquired in July 2004,[2] as "Part of the USA Drug Family". Wal-Mart and CVS/Pharmacy are two of its primary competitors. The company's slogan is "America's Low Price Drug Store".

Steve LaFrance stepped down as CEO on October 20, 2006 and named Joe Courtright CEO of the company. Courtright was named president of the company in September and was vice president of pharmacy for Region 2 previous to that. LaFrance maintained a presence with the company as chairman.

On July 5, 2012, Walgreens announced the Acquisition of USA Drug.[3] In September 2012, Walgreens announced that they will be closing 76 USA Drug affiliated stores by November.[4] Walgreens took ownership on September 15, 2012.

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  1. ^ Kulpa, Jennifer (1999). "Super D acquired". 
  2. ^ Alexander, Antoinette (2004). "May's Drug Acquired". 
  3. ^ Walgreen, on a Buying Binge, Announces Another Deal
  4. ^ "Walgreens closing 76 USA Drug-affiliated stores including several in Memphis area". Bizjournals. September 11, 2012. Retrieved September 14, 2012.