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Mr. Stanley G. Tangalakis

Wrong Stanley G. Tangalakis?

Chief Executive Officer

Mercury Medical Communications, Inc.
Phone: (727) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: m***@***.com
Mercury Medical
11300 49Th Street North
Clearwater , Florida 33762
United States

Company Description: Mercury Medical provides a full service approach to maintain anesthesia equipment, ventilators, gas delivery systems and biomedical equipment. We provide turnkey...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • bachelor's of science degree , pharmacy
    University of Michigan
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Stan Tangalakis is IMDA ..., 27 Oct 2015 [cached]
Stan Tangalakis is IMDA Lifetime Achiever
Stan Tangalakis (left) receives IMDA Lifetime Achievement Award from IMDA President Don Sizemore.
Stan Tangalakis is IMDA Lifetime Achiever. IMDA President Don Sizemore of D&D Medical showed up at Mercury Medical's Clearwater, Fla.-based headquarters on a surprise mission this summer -- to honor Mercury CEO Stan Tangalakis with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
IMDA Update - October 2006, 4 April 2014 [cached]
IMDA member Stan Tangalakis says the answer is yes.
Tangalakis is concerned about the issue, to the point of giving assistance to one wholesaler - Port Washington, N.Y.-based RxUSA - in a class-action lawsuit it initiated against the Food and Drug Administration, which will enforce the Dec. 1 rule. Tangalakis is also spreading the word about a lawsuit filed in July by RxUSA against a number of drug manufacturers and national wholesalers, accusing them of conspiring to shut secondary wholesalers out of the market. Tangalakis has sent letters to lawmakers, in which he pointed out that: 1) the big wholesalers have been reluctant to give companies such as Mercury verification or validation of the drugs Mercury purchases from them; 2) at least one of the big companies, McKesson Corp., has stopped shipping to secondary distributors in Florida; and 3) drug manufacturers have refused to list Mercury as an authorized dealer of record. (No lawmakers have responded.)
"We've been licensed by the state, and we're ethical operators of our business," says Tangalakis. Even if manufacturers won't consider companies such as Mercury Medical to be authorized distributors, because of insufficient volume, Mercury and others should be considered extensions of the big wholesalers, he says. "Why can't we, as a licensed pharmaceutical distributor, be audited three or four times a year, so [the government and public] is assured we are buying through an authorized distributor? asks Tangalakis.
In a letter to drug manufacturers, Tangalakis made essentially the same case, calling for them to "assist in influencing a more rational, logical approach, which is a logistically sound distribution channel…incorporat[ing] the following -- manufacturer, authorized distributor of record, distributor, to end user."
Concerns about where it might lead
Tangalakis doesn't dispute the need for the tracking of drugs throughout the supply chain, but he is worried that if current legislation stands, smaller wholesalers will be forced out of business because they cannot produce pedigrees.
Tangalakis is also worried about the onerous requirements to which pedigree legislation might lead. Procedural packs, for example, might contain multiple drugs. "If we have to authenticate those drugs, how do we do that? he asks.
Tangalakis has one more concern, namely, that the clamor for pedigree will extend to med/surg devices. Thus far, devices have been spared from pedigree legislation, but the topic has been raised. He believes that the FDA's interest in the so-called unique device identifier, or UDI, does not bode well for device distributors. (See "Got your number," September 2006 IMDA Update.) And Mercury is already facing a $400 licensure fee from state of Louisiana for the privilege of shipping drugs and devices into that state.
IMDA - About IMDA, 7 May 2005 [cached]
Stanley Tangalakis, Mercury MedicalDirectors-at-Large
IMDA Update - October 2010, 4 April 2014 [cached]
That familiar face in the October issue of Repertoire magazine is Stan Tangalakis, Mercury Medical, talking a little about himself, a lot about his company, and even more about specialty distribution.
Stan Tangalakis, Mercury Medical That familiar face in the October issue of Repertoire magazine is Stan Tangalakis, Mercury Medical, talking a little bit about himself, a lot about his company, and even more about specialty distribution.
Tangalakis graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor's of science degree in pharmacy. He worked for several months in a retail pharmacy, then was called to military duty during the Korean conflict. Upon his return to the States, Tangalakis joined Parke Davis (now Pfizer), first as a sales rep, then as a manager, and then finally, as a product manager in the home office.
Tangalakis is bullish on the future of independent specialty distributors…so long as they stay focused on what they do best. "You have to look at yourself as a provider of evolving technology in healthcare, not as a provider of, for example, anesthesia and respiratory equipment and products," he told Repertoire.
"I believe there will always be an opportunity for a specialty marketing organizations," but they must consider distribution to be a function of their business -- not the primary focus, he said.
IMDA Update - November/December 2010, 4 April 2014 [cached]
On Day Two of the meeting, while the reps were immersed in product training, the distributors' principals met with Mercury CEO Stan Tangalakis, Tyson and others to talk about Mercury's strategic plan.
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