Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Co-Founder & President
Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer
Mahdi Al Hallaq, R.Ph.
Pharmacist In Charge
SandsRx Pharmacy was co-founded by Mike Sands, Steve Sands, and Bill Fixler, R.Ph. Before starting SandsRx Pharmacy, the Sands brothers had already enjoyed a successful working relationship with Bill through their medical products distributorship company, Sands Surgical. Bill Fixler, a Registered Pharmacist and Co-Founder of four other thriving pharmacies, was the ideal partner for Mike and Steve.
Bill brought his contagious passion for what he does and his vast knowledge of pharmacy. The expertise he gained from successfully operating multiple pharmacies in different states as well as his experience working for major chains like Walgreens proved to be invaluable. Mike and Steve brought 24 years of successful sales experience with industry-leading Fortune 500 companies and operational excellence acquired from building a prosperous medical device distributorship. Their track record of constructing a sales force that consistently generates business through strong relationships and marketing expertise would become a key ingredient.
The three partners decided to open a walk-in community pharmacy in Murphy, TX that specializes in both routine retail prescriptions and non-sterile compounded medications. They wanted to create a pharmacy with a small town feel, where employees and customers are treated like family. SandsRx Pharmacy is not just another pharmacy or retail venture. The owners view it as way of life. They love what they do, they have fun doing it, and they take immense pride in striving to be the best in the business at caring for their customers.
Mahdi al Hallaq, R.Ph.
Mahdi is the Pharmacist In Charge at SandsRx Pharmacy. He is a licensed pharmacist who lives and works in the Murphy community. Mahdi graduated from St. Louis College of Pharmacy in 1998 and is currently licensed to practice pharmacy in 6 states: Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Ohio, Kentucky and Illinois. Mahdi has 15 years experience in retail pharmacy. He worked for a major retail chain for over 12 years, with 5 years as a District Manager overseeing 33 operations in the state of Alabama. Mahdi also worked as a Pharmacy Director for a leading company that specializes in long-term care serving 60 nursing homes in Alabama. Growing up in a family owned pharmacy, Mahdi spent his childhood working as a clerk at his father’s store. We invite you to stop by to meet Mahdi and our staff.
The Union Gospel Mission
SandsRx Pharmacy is committed to doing what we can to help make the city of Murphy as well as the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex a better place to live. Since early 2013, our pharmacy has donated $1.00 for every compounded prescription that we receive to the Union Gospel Mission (UGM).
Union Gospel Mission is a faith-based organization that started in 1949 to help people who are hungry and homeless recover and rebuild their lives. Money donated to the UGM is used to feed, clothe, and house the homeless men, women, and children of Dallas.
Just $1.92 provides a hurting soul a meal and more…
Hope begins with a meal and continues with UGM’s life-changing programs. To learn more about UGM or to donate please visit: www.ugmdallas.org
The Wounded Warrior Project
At SandsRx Pharmacy, we proudly support the noble efforts behind the Wounded Warrior Project. The Wounded Warrior Project seeks to raise awareness of the needs of injured service members and veterans who have sacrificed in the line of duty for our nation. They help wounded veterans get care and assistance, integrate back into society, and support themselves and their families through adversity and challenge. More information about the Wounded Warrior Project can be found at their website, www.woundedwarriorproject.org.