Georgetown Pharmacy was opened for business April 1, 1974 by Dennis Hendershot, R.Ph., F.A.C.A. and Darrel Corson, R.Ph., F.A.C.A. as a full-service traditional "drug store" in Merriam, Kansas, USA. The two pharmacists had two years earlier, July 1, 1971, purchased the Fairway Pharmacy in Fairway, Kansas. In 1976 they purchased their third pharmacy, Spring Hill Pharmacy in Spring Hill, Kansas.
In 1978 Georgetown Pharmacy was equipped with a laminar flow hood housed in a pre-filtered, positive pressure, ventilated laboratory. This is believed to be the first sterile products laboratory in a full line retail pharmacy in the United States. Since that time the staff of Georgetown Pharmacy has been providing patients with intravenous solutions and other sterile products.
In 1979 the Spring Hill Pharmacy was sold and in 1982 the Fairway Pharmacy was merged into the Georgetown Pharmacy.
In 1986 Georgetown Pharmacy was expanded to the Georgetown Health Care Center. An organization of health care professionals which offers a wide range of home and institutional health care products and services.
In 1990 Darrel Corson sold his interest in the pharmacy to the Hendershot Family. Darrel Corson died December 2009.
In November 1998 the Linn's Pharmacy, which was located in an adjacent medical building, was purchased and merged into the Georgetown Pharmacy location.
In October 2001 the Courtney Pharmacy, which was located in the Georgetown Medical Building was purchased and merged into the Georgetown Pharmacy location.
In January 2006 the Shawnee Mission Medical Center, who several years earlier had purchased the Georgetown Shopping Center, tore down the shopping center forcing Georgetown Pharmacy to move. Georgetown Pharmacy moved from 9338 W. 75th Street to a new location at 5605 Merriam Drive, Merriam, Kansas.
The following are pictures from the 75th Street location: