WM Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (WMHS), a subsidiary of Waste Management, Inc., announced today that it has purchased substantially all of the assets of PharmEcology® Associates, LLC.
What does this news mean for our current and prospective clients?
PharmEcology Associates, LLC is very excited about its recent acquisition by WM Healthcare Solutions. As pharmaceutical waste management becomes an increasing issue for healthcare facilities, we believe this partnership will enable our entire team to offer an integrated solution not previously available to PharmEcology customers.
Business as usual?
Absolutely! Our Wauwatosa, WI, office is open for business as usual. Please continue to contact Monica Livingston, Project Manager, or Patti Zager, Administrative Assistant, for any customer service or related questions. All of our current account executives will also be working with you as usual. And we’re bringing all our consultants with us as well, ensuring that our pharmacist-oriented waste categorization and on-site risk assessment activities continue without interruption.
What about Charlotte Smith, PharmEcology founder?
Charlotte is delighted to have the opportunity to continue to grow PharmEcology and develop new services with the support and resources of a company such as WM Healthcare Solutions. She will remain at the forefront of PharmEcology’s sales and marketing efforts, while continuing to develop new service offerings.
Why would WM Healthcare Solutions acquire PharmEcology Associates?
As a subsidiary of Waste Management, the largest waste disposal company in the country, WM Healthcare Solutions is in the unique position of being able to offer a truly integrated healthcare waste management program. Pharmaceutical waste is a rapidly growing new waste management sector, and WMHS has chosen to align itself with PharmEcology as the nationally recognized authority on pharmaceutical waste.
What will change?
PharmEcology and WMHS will be integrating both companies’ resources to offer you a more complete waste management solution. The high level of quality and personal attention you’ve come to expect from PharmEcology will continue and be enhanced through the synergies that exist between the two companies.
How do I contact PharmEcology or my current account executive?
Please continue to call us at 414-292-3959 or email us at email@example.com. If you already have your account executive’s contact information, please continue to call or email them as needed. If you need an account executive to contact you, please call or email the general number above and we will connect you with the appropriate representative.
What about my current Waste Wizard subscription?
WMHS has acquired and will continue to support and enhance all PharmEcology services. Your subscription will continue as usual and you will be contacted by your account executive when it’s time to renew.
What about a contract that’s in process?
Again, it’s business as usual and we encourage you to move forward with our services to ensure compliance with all state and federal environmental regulations.
Will our fees change?
No, we will continue to offer our services at the current 2009 fee schedules introduced on January 1, 2009.
How can my organization benefit from this acquisition?
WM Healthcare Solutions would welcome the opportunity to meet with your organization to present their integrated waste solution, which is based on the premise that "waste" should not be treated as a lost resource and should be evaluated to ensure maximum re-use, recycling, reduction, and optimal disposal technologies. Please call or email PharmEcology to learn more about these opportunities.