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By JAMES E. CASTO
For The State Journal

The Huntington Internal Medical Group, or HIMG, has opened a new pharmacy at its regional medical center on U.S. 60 East. 

Managed by the Alabama-based company PharmaPoint, the new full--service, point-of-care pharma-cy replaces a privately owned pharmacy that closed at the center nearly a year ago. 

The new, 1,200-square foot pharmacy will offer com-pounding of medications and oral chemotherapy drugs. 

"The health and well being of our patients are the most impor-tant things to our physicians and staff," Dr. Dev Rellan, president of HIMG, said in a news release. "It just makes sense to provide patients with pharmacy services in order to close the continuum of care — all here at one conve-nient location." 

Initially, the new pharmacy is expected to employ four or five people, two pharmacists and two or three pharmacy techs. 

Located in a former Walmart store, the HIMG center is a "medical mall" that houses more than 55 multi-specialty physicians, a diagnostic laboratory and an imaging facility, along with chemotherapy, heart and vascular, optical, hearing and endoscope surgery centers. 

Headquartered in Birmingham, PharmaPoint is a pharmacy management company that serves hospitals, health systems and physician groups. 

"We are extremely excited to partner with HIMG to provide pharmacy services to their patients," said Paul Albano, P.D., senior vice president of pharmacy operations for PharmaPoint. "As the landscape of health care continues to change rapidly, the addition of pharmacy consultation services, medication synchronization programs and medication adherence education is crucial to an organization that prides itself in offering the very best patient care available."