About Our Owner

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Chris Johnson, Pharmacist

I grew up in the Dallas/Fort Worth area before moving to Austin to attend The University of Texas. There I received my Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy in 1995, and became a registered Pharmacist in the State of Texas soon after.

It didn’t take long for me to realize that practicing pharmacy was not what I thought it would be. Ten years of working in independent and grocery store pharmacies was more than enough for me to grow frustrated with insurance companies running the show, mostly at the uninsured patient’s expense. Day after day, uninsured patients walked away from the counter empty-handed because they could not afford the exorbitantly high-priced medication. It was frustrating to say the least, especially knowing how much the medication actually cost the pharmacy. I knew there had to be a better way.

On April 11, 2005, I opened MedSavers Pharmacy with the hope that I could help people with the cost of their medications. I made it my personal mission and the mission of the pharmacy to provide affordable medications to everyone.