Our story began June 10th, 1976 when Roger Murray, 22 years old and fresh out of pharmacy school, bought into Kare Drug, Inc. The name Kare was comprised of the four owner’s first names Ken, Al, Rudy, and Eric who, at the time, owned two pharmacies in Farmington, NM and one pharmacy in Aztec, NM. When Roger came into ownership he proceeded to open the Bloomfield, NM location where he was located on Salmon Drive until 1984. He moved the pharmacy to its current location on Church Street at that point, where he and his family have provided care for the Bloomfield community ever since.
Over time, the two Farmington stores closed and owners have come and gone but the Aztec store along with Roger’s Bloomfield Kare Drug remain strong in their respective communities. Products and services have also changed over the years from selling cigarettes, perfume, and an abundance of veterinary medications to a wide range of herbals, vitamins, and “over-the-counter” self-care products. While the store has always tried to keep an assortment of gifts and cards in stock for anniversaries, birthdays, and holiday’s with free gift wrapping for that special occasion.
The dynamics of the pharmacy are constantly changing as pharmacist start to play a more integrated role in patient care with providing immunizations, smoking cessation, medication therapy management, TB skin testing, working closely with doctors regarding medication therapy, and much more. Our plan is to continue serving the Bloomfield, NM community for many years to come, even as needs change.