Over 40 Years of Community Care

About Us

Center Drugs was started by pharmacist Sid Pridgen and his wife Jeani on November 22,1971. The original store was located in the downtown shopping center in Cairo,GA. The store was later moved to its current location on 2nd Ave.SE. The Pridgens sold their store to Drew and Shanda Pyrz on May 31,2008. Center Drugs continues to offer a full-service pharmacy and gift store at the same downtown location.

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Drew Pyrz, Pharmacist, RPh

Drew and his wife Shanda are the owners of Center Drugs. He is a 1993 graduate of the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. His is a certified pharmacist immunizer which enables him to vaccinate for flu, pneumonia, shingles, and several other diseases. He completed training in 2009 to become a compounding pharmacist and Center Drugs to become a compounding pharmacy.

Drew is a Cairo native and is happy to serve the community in which he grew up. Drew is excited the opportunites pharmacy has given him to serve those around him, and is constantly trying to keep up with the latest health care developments. Feel free to contact Drew with any of your pharmaceutical needs or concerns.

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Shanda Pyrz, Pharmacist, RPh

Shanda and Drew have been the owners of Center Drugs since 2008. Shanda is a 1993 graduate of the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. She is a certified immunizer and helps Drew do flu clinics on location at several of the local businesses.

Shanda and Drew have two sons and all enjoy hunting and fishing when they are not at the football field!

Shanda enjoys Cairo and her customers and is eager to help with any of your pharmaceutical needs.

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Connie Butler, Pharmacist, RPh

Connie is a 1989 graduate of the University of Georiga College of Pharmacy and started working for Center Drugs that same year.

Connie has a been a vital part of the pharmacy team at Center Drugs for the past 30 years. In this time she has become an expert on medications, diseases states, dosing and side effects. She is a certified pharmacist immunizer which enables her to vaccinate for flu, pneumonia, shingles etc.. She is also very knowlegable on all of the current pharmacy insurance plans.

Connie and her husband, Walt live in Whigham and have 2 children. They are very involved in their church and all also enjoy camping and water sports.

Connie is always more than happy to discuss any of your pharmacy questions or concerns!

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Sid Pridgen, Pharmacist, RPh

Sid is the original owner of Center Drugs which he founded in 1971. Sid is a 1967 graduate of the Auburn University School of Pharmacy.

Sid and his wife Jeani moved to Cairo from Ozark, AL and have called Cairo home for more than 50 years. Center Drugs has become a landmark in this community. His commitment to the profession of pharmacy thru the years is evident as Center Drugs celebrated it's 45th Anniversary a few years ago!!

To Sid, customers still come first! Talk to Sid about any of your pharmacy needs.

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Janice Lindsay, Pharmacy Technician

Janice is a Cairo native and has worked for Center Drugs since 1996. She has become a very valuable part of the pharmacy team over the past 23 years.

Janice handles insurance claims, prior approvals, inventory control, and fills prescriptions. Janice has a specialty in working with our diabetic patients.

Janice enjoys time with her family and loves working with people. Janice provides excellent customer service and is available to assist you with any of your pharmacy needs.

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Calah Aldridge, CPhT

Calah is a Cairo native and has worked as a Certified Pharmacy Technician for more than 15 years. She joined the Center Drugs Pharmacy team in March 2018.

Calah handles insurance claims, prior approvals, inventory control and fills prescriptions. She is our in house Medicare specialist.

Calah and her husband, Gerrell have two sons, Noah and Ty, and make their home in Cairo. They enjoy spending most of their free time together between church and any sports field.

Calah is pleased to help with all your pharmacy needs and looks forward to helping you soon.

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Paige Moore, Front-end Manager

Paige is a Cairo native and has worked for Center Drugs since 1994.

Over the past 25 years, Paige has become our wedding registry expert. She can assist the bride to be with almost everything, from ordering the invitations, to picking out just the right items for thier bridal registry. Paige's vast knowlege of china, crystal, and flatware patterns and trends is by far the best in this area! She is always available to make recommendations for wedding registries or any special occasions.

Paige and her husband, Dusty have 2 sons, and enjoy spending family time together. Paige is happy to help with all of your bridal and gift-giving needs!

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