Caring For Our Community!
Eden Drug was founded in 1982 by two local pharmacists, Willie Shoemaker and Wendell Evans. They built a successful business and ran it until their retirement in 2006. Upon their retirement, Pete and Debbie Crouch bought the business and continued to provide the great service the pharmacy was known for. They focused on how to give a world-class experience to all patients through adding new programs, installing new technology, and training an amazing team of workers. Eden Drug is a shining example of how a business can prosper through continuous improvement and a passion for serving others.
We are proud to offer various services to help keep our community thriving. Whether it’s a simple blood pressure check, medication for an unexpected cough or fever, or speaking to a pharmacist about adding a daily supplement to your diet, Eden Drug has you covered. We pride ourselves on providing top-notch pharmacy services and high-quality products at affordable prices. This helps ensure our customers receive the healthcare they deserve at a price they can afford!
Meet Our Pharmacists
Pete Crouch, RPh
Pete Crouch, the owner/pharmacist, graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1976 with a B.S. Degree in Pharmacy. He has been with Eden Drug since 2000 and became the owner in 2006.
He is a member of the NCPA and is past president of the Rockingham County Society of Pharmacists. He also served as a Pharmacist Consultant for Hospice of Rockingham County for fifteen years.
Pete has continued his education by achieving certifications in Asthma, COPD, Diabetes, and Immunizations. In addition, he is recognized by N.C. Medical Board as a Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner, one of the first in North Carolina.
He is very active in the community. He is a former member of the Board of Trustees at the former Morehead Memorial Hospital, now known as UNC Rockingham Health Care. He served on the Executive Board of the Eden Chamber of Commerce. Pete encourages his employees to support local organizations like The Lord's Pantry, The American Red Cross, The Pregnancy Center, Relay for Life, and Hospice. Pete enjoys fishing and visiting his seven grandgirls when not in the pharmacy.
Amanda Crouch Perfetti, PharmD
Amanda grew up in Eden, NC, and moved back to this area after graduating from Wingate University School of Pharmacy in 2014. Her inspiration for independent community pharmacy came from working alongside her dad, Pete, for many years.
She is passionate about the growing clinical services pharmacists can now offer patients, including providing vaccines, long-acting injections, prescribing birth control, and nicotine replacement for smoking cessation.
As a pharmacist at Eden Drug, Amanda serves as the site coordinator for the UNC Community-Based Resident and a preceptor for pharmacy students. Additionally, Amanda strives to foster a positive workplace culture while giving patients a great experience.
In addition to the pharmacy, Amanda enjoys nature photography, learning calligraphy, and creating memories at home with her husband, Dave and daughter, Kennedy.
Cathy Barnett, RPh
Cathy graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy. She worked as a community pharmacist for Kerr Drug and Kroger Pharmacy for several years before devoting herself full-time to motherhood. As her children entered school, Cathy became an avid school volunteer serving as a reading tutor, PTO vice president, and robotics team mentor. Her advocacy for students eventually led her to serve as a founding board member of Piedmont Classical High School, where she served as the board secretary and chairperson of the academic committee.
Cathy re-entered the workplace as a staff pharmacist at Friendly Pharmacy, a start-up independent pharmacy in Greensboro, NC, where she became a certified immunizer and eventually the pharmacist manager. Cathy met Pete Crouch at Eden Drug as Pete offered his expertise in the med sync program and other pharmacy services. Cathy was inspired by the breadth of pharmacy and clinical services Eden Drug offered its patients, leading her to apply for a job where she now serves as a staff pharmacist.
Cathy is married to Joe, also a pharmacist, and they have two sons, Robert and Jacob, who are studying to be engineers. Outside of practicing pharmacy, Cathy enjoys coaching her son’s robotics team, singing in the church choir, and hiking with her Husky, Luna, and Golden Retriever, Marley.
Sarah Hadden Bridges, MBA, PharmD
I graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University's Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy and Rinker School of Business with my PharmD and MBA, respectively, in May of 2022.
I have been in West Palm Beach, FL, for the past seven years, and my husband and I moved to Greensboro, NC, so that I could join Eden Drug in June of 2022. During my fourth year of pharmacy school, I found a passion for working within independent community pharmacies, specifically those that offer enhanced services to enrich the lives of their patients. Eden Drug provides the perfect platform to serve their rural community in ways that allow pharmacists to be utilized to their full potential.
I look forward to working at Eden Drug to assist in cultivating an environment that cares for their patient population and helps meet their healthcare needs. I think pharmacists have a unique opportunity to connect with their patients and help them along their journey with disease state management.
When I am not working, I enjoy being outside (parks, hiking, etc.) with my husband, Shane, and our standard poodle, Dewy. I also love coffee, and you will find me on the couch for SEC Saturdays, cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs! Spending time with friends and family is vital and part of what keeps me being me.