About PFOA

Pharmacy Franchisees & Owners Association was formed in 2004 when a group of 37 Medicine Shoppe franchise owners organized to discuss problems with their franchisor.  The group has since grown to over 500 members and expanded its offerings to both independent and franchise pharmacy owners. 


In 2009, PFOA assisted in the creation of 2 new franchisee-representative organizations - PFOA-MS and PFOA-MC.  These new organizations have taken on the responsibility of franchisee-franchisor negotiations, while PFOA continues to serve as a support system for all of our members.


PFOA works to bring value to our members through our vendor partners.  The group has negotiated buying programs for many pharmacy programs and services.  The group is a member of the Federation of Pharmacy Networks. We have affiliate agreements with Cardinal Health and McKesson as well as a negotiated program with AmerisourceBergen through our alliance with American Pharmacies. Additionally, PFOA has affiliate agreements with several secondary sources.