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About Discount Drug Mart

Discount Drug Mart, Inc., is an Ohio-based drug store chain that opened its first store in Elyria, Ohio in 1969. Since that time, Drug Mart has established stores in over 20 Ohio counties, and currently operates 77 stores, including Dayton and Columbus. The company also expects to announce further expansion within the year.

Low prices, outstanding customer service and broad based product lines are at the heart of Drug Mart’s growth and success. The company slogan says it all: “Discount Drug Mart Saves You the Runaround…We Have Everything You Need.”

The 25,000+ square foot stores stock more than 40,000 items. From health and beauty aides to household merchandise; small appliances, paint, hardware and auto accessories; magazines, greeting cards, paper products,groceries, frozen foods, school & office supplies, and seasonal merchandise, Drug Mart has it all!

Customers can visit our Courtesy Center to pay utility bills send packages UPS or USPS, purchase postage stamps, play the lottery, and buy state hunting or fishing licenses 7 days a week!

Drug Mart’s pharmacies have the latest customized computer system and electronic prescription transfer. Pharmacists also offer disease management and various testing and screening services. Our dedicated and friendly pharmacists fill over 5.3 million prescriptions a year!

Discount Drug Mart takes pride in its customer service, quality products and low discount pricing. Equally important are the company’s charitable, community and education related fund raising activities, and serving the health needs of the communities 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Our History

Parviz Boodjeh graduated from the University of Toledo with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1954. Later, he was honored with a Doctorate Degree from his Alma Mater. Following graduation, he worked with pharmacies and chains in Ohio as both a pharmacist and a businessman.

Mr. BoodjehIn 1969, Mr. Boodjeh established the first Discount Drug Mart in Elyria, Ohio, combining a retail store with the personal care of a Pharmacist’s office. Through his leadership Discount Drug Mart stores integrated disease management and screening services with providing necessities and convenience items. Mr. Boodjeh’s focus on taking care of his customer has allowed him and his family to expand to over 70 stores and growing. He has expanded his family as well, many of which work alongside him and in all aspects of the Company. The Discount Drug Mart family has grown as well including many employees who started with Mr. Boodjeh in 1969 and many others with long-term history throughout our company.

Mr. Boodjeh has also given back to the community through the many charitable contributions and involvement with the needs of his fellow Ohioans. He is committed to providing care and serving the community. For his dedication, Mr. Boodjeh received a commendation from the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy for over a half-century of service to the profession of Pharmacy.

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