The Genesis of Rx relief in 1978

Rx relief® began back in 1978 in the second bedroom of a pharmacist’s home in Fallbrook, California as a small staffing company specializing in placing pharmacists in retail practice settings. As it became evident there was a regular need for pharmacists for vacations, illnesses, and staffing shortages, Dr. Roy Long expanded his company into the Los Angeles Area and eventually throughout the State of California. Dr. Long saw this need for pharmacists in other practice settings grow and began recruiting for hospital, long-term care, and home infusion. In the late 1980s, Dr. Long investigated the need for his new service in other states and soon opened for business in Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. Rx relief continues to expand and has done business in Alaska, Idaho, and Colorado and has even placed a pharmacist in the U.S. Territory of Guam.

Transitioning Leadership in 1997

After building a great company with a great reputation that lasted over twenty years, Dr. Long decided it was time to reap the fruits of his hard work and retire. Rx relief was offered to Carl Franklin, who had been with the company since 1990 and was the Regional Manager for the Fresno Area since 1992. With limited resources, Mr. Franklin was referred to George Rogers, President and CEO of PrideStaff®; a national staffing firm looking to expand through acquisitions. Mr. Rogers liked what he saw and elected to purchase Rx relief with the stipulation that Mr. Franklin would accompany the sale and become Vice-President and General Manager. On November 1, 1997, Rx relief became PrideStaff’s eighteenth office.

Upholding Excellence: Rx relief’s Commitment Since 1997

Since 1997, Rx relief has focused on providing dependable, competent, and productive pharmacy professionals; and has become known for treating employees fairly and with respect. Rx relief has also strived to provide a cost-effective solution to staffing issues for its clients by providing responsive, creative, and flexible alternatives to hiring commitments. Rx relief’s strength is in establishing relationships with its clients by helping them assess their needs through personal sales calls by Regional Managers, that know and understand what the costs are associated with operating a pharmacy without adequate staff. With over 800 active pharmacy professionals in our network, Rx relief continues to accept and place only the finest pharmacy professionals and is a leading provider of recruiting solutions for the pharmacy community.


Gold Certified

Rx relief has received The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® healthcare staffing certification for over a decade.

Award-winning service

Top 0.1% in America!

Rx relief has earned ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing Client and Talent 10-Year Diamond Awards for 5 years. Less than 0.1% of all staffing firms receive this level of achievement.

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