Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Co-Founder & President
Mahdi Al Hallaq, R.Ph.
Co-Owner and Pharmacist In Charge
Who we are:
SandsRx is a unique, hybrid type of community pharmacy co-founded in 2013 by two brothers, Mike Sands and Steve Sands. Prior to SandsRx Pharmacy, Mike and Steve each had successful sales careers with industry-leading Fortune 500 companies. Together they built a flourishing pharmaceutical & medical products distribution company, Sands Surgical, LLC. In 2013, the Sands brothers teamed up with their Partner and Pharmacist-In-Charge, Mahdi Al Hallaq, R.Ph. They opened their first pharmacy called Inverness Lone Star Pharmacy. In 2017, they changed the Pharmacy’s name to SandsRx and built a brand new 7,000 square-foot pharmacy headquarters in Wylie, TX. The new facility was complete with two separate state of the art compounding labs and a large front-end lobby for whole food supplements and organic vitamins.
Why Choose Our Pharmacy:
The answer is simple: We believe in treating our customers and employees like family. What sets us apart from our competition is that we are one of the very few pharmacies in Texas that can provide almost any type of medication a patient will ever need. We focus on three areas of expertise:
- Custom Compounded medications
- Complex Specialty Drugs
- Routine Maintenance Prescriptions
We also offer the highest quality selection of whole food supplements, organic vitamins, homeopathic remedies, purification programs, as well as pharmaceutical grade supplements. Other services that we provide are weight loss consultations, nutritional consultations and hormone consultations.
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 Wylie and the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex a better place to live. Since early 2013, our pharmacy has donated a portion of every prescription we fill to the UGM Center of Hope for single women with children as well as to UGM-Dallas (Men only). 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 $2.29 provides a hurting soul a life-changing 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.