Bridging the gap between the Government and Healthcare industry partners


Founded, owned, and operated by Veteran military pharmacists

Nationwide Pharmaceutical is a licensed pharmaceutical, medical device and Over-the-counter (OTC) Food & Drug company in Texas that was founded in order to bridge the gap between the government and healthcare industry partners seeking to do business with the government. The deep knowledge and understanding of the complexities throughout the acquisition process and the constraints in the procurement of supplies and services for the Government allows NWP to provide high-quality medical products and other services for a variety of private and government customers.

SDVOSB Certified

A CVE Certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business


About Us

Our Team

NWP maintains a network of experienced and knowledgeable partners which greatly expands our scope and capabilities while providing the client with a seamless single point of contact. NWP’s core team includes a talented team responsible for maintaining continuous forward progress on projects and organizing and facilitating clear communication with clients and collaborators.

Practice Areas

Our researchers and consultants have decades of experience working collaboratively across a wide spectrum of activities. NWP’s core capabilities are in five healthcare-focused areas:

  • Pharmaceutical Distribution
  • Medical Supply Distribution
  • Business Consulting
  • Online Clinical Reference and Pharmacy Automation


Ranked in the Inc. 5000 – America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies  

Inc. magazine recognized Nationwide Pharmaceuticals (NWP) as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America.  With 2,718% Revenue Growth within 3 years, NWP ranked #2 in San Antonio, Texas, # 13 in the state of Texas and #141 nationwide on the 2019 Inc. 5000 list. It also placed #8 in Government Services.  

“By God’s grace, it has been an amazing and storied adventure. Our staff is the most dedicated and talented I have ever known, and they go out of their way each and every day for our clients and customers and exemplify our mission. I am so proud of our team and couldn’t be more honored by their stellar accomplishments.” 

-Joseph B. Lawrence

Ranked 14th – As Fastest-Growing Veteran-Owned Business Nationally on VETS100 List

“We are honored at Nationwide Pharmaceutical to be recognized and be in the company of other successful veteran-owned businesses around our nation.” Joseph B. Lawrence, CEO. “We are proudly owned and operated by veteran military pharmacists. We believe our success is grounded in leveraging the unique leadership and strategic skills developed during our military service.” 


Joseph B. Lawrence, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, FAPhA

Joseph B. Lawrence, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, FAPhA

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Lawrence retired on 1 February 2014 from the U.S. Navy with over 20 years of service. He is residency trained and board certified in pharmacotherapy. He was hand-picked to lead the DoD Defense Health Agency’s Pharmacoeconomic Center. In that position, he was in charge of managing and delivering $7.6 billion of pharmaceuticals per year to over 9.6 million beneficiaries. Dr. Lawrence currently provides professional and consulting services to clients doing business with DoD.
Steve Rich, D.Ph

Steve Rich, D.Ph

Chief Financial Officer

Dr. Rich used his pharmacy career to propel him into commercial real-estate development. He no longer practices as a pharmacist as he devotes his attention into the management of his vast portfolio consisting of real-estate developments and numerous self-sustaining businesses.
Dr. Marc Young, PharmD, MS, BCPS, PMP, FASHP

Dr. Marc Young, PharmD, MS, BCPS, PMP, FASHP

Chief Strategy Officer

Dr. Young was commissioned as a Naval Officer and served 20 years under various assignments in ambulatory clinics and in critical care settings before moving into the Informatics arena. He was both a project and program manager and during his last assignment was directly responsible for all of the clinical and business systems used by Navy Medicine Worldwide. Marc also served as the Chief Operating Officer for TelePharm, a digital healthcare company providing software to retail pharmacies in the U.S.
Kyle Lavelle

Kyle Lavelle

Customer Service Manager

Kyle joined NWP in 2016 and has played an integral role in building NWP’s customer service center ever since.

Jeremy W. Briggs, PharmD, MBA, LSS BB., PMP

Jeremy W. Briggs, PharmD, MBA, LSS BB., PMP

Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Briggs has over 10 years of Federal Service experience between the VA and DoD. He served as the Pharmaceutical Industry Liaison for over 5 years at the DoD Pharmacoeconomic Branch. He also served as the co-chair of the Federal Pharmacy Executive Steering Committee Contracting Subcommittee on National Contracts. Strategically minded and an astute student of business he systematically built multiple applications for standardizing databases to be able to synthesize data in reliable ways. He was a member of the DoD Pharmacy Informatics Technology Advisory Committee for 6 years and has vast experience with pharmacy automation and robotics.
Mathew C. Garber, Pharm.D., MA, Ph.D

Mathew C. Garber, Pharm.D., MA, Ph.D

Research Analyst

Dr. Garber retired from the Department of Defense in 2015 with 26 years of service. Dr. Garber possess extensive knowledge in the areas of pharmacy management and administration and brings to Nationwide Pharmaceutical LLC his expertise in Pharmacoeconomic and Outcomes research, Social Administrative sciences and extensive military pharmacy background. His experience is rich in inpatient and outpatient pharmacy operation, medical response teams, human resourcing, government acquisition, medical informatics, and academia. Dr. Garber is the recipient of numerous military and research awards.
Michelle Rice, CPhT

Michelle Rice, CPhT

Pharmacy Business Manager

Michelle joined NWP in 2018.  As a pharmacy technician in the U.S. Navy, Michelle has cared for sailors and marines throughout the world followed by a teaching position at the Military Education Training Campus, a Tri-Service Campus that is located on Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

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Nationwide Pharmaceutical is VA CVE certified as a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB).

Drug Distributor

VA FSS Schedule 65 IB Drugs, Pharmaceuticals, & Hematology
Contract: 36C79721D0157

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