William J. Spear, BS, R.Ph.
Bill graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia in 1958 receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy and has been the driving force behind Hazle Drugs Inc. since 1960.
As an independent community Pharmacist for over 50 years, Bill has been involved in retail pharmacy all of his professional life. He has experienced and gone through many changes in retailing from discount pharmacies to 3rd party programs and most importantly the new technology for retail pharmacy: moving from the typewriter to the computer.
Today, Bill keeps up-to-date with new developments and techniques by attending special seminars and taking continuing education courses designed in the use of herbs and nutritional supplements for wellness and disease management.
He is a member of the International College of Integrated Medicine (ICIM), American College of Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) Luzerne County Pharmacists Association, Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association, American Homeopathic Pharmacist Association, and the American Society of Natural Pharmacists.
Bill is also very active in the community. Having served on many boards and agencies over the years including the United Fund Agency, Hazleton Chamber of Commerce, Hazleton Area Public Library Board for 11 years and First Federal Bank advisory board for 21 years. He is also a member and president of the Hazleton Board of Health which he has served on for the past 30 years.