We care for the communities we serve.

Company History 1

Family Business

Michael R. Nadeau, P.D., grew up in the family business, and has been working at Bedard Pharmacy since his teenage years. In 1997, he bought the business from his father with his wife, Annette, and together they strive to maintain a philosophy and practice of caring for customers like they are family.

Since 1898

Bedard has a long history of serving friends and neighbors in Central Maine, having been in business for more than 120 years. As the area has grown, we have grown with it, from a small local pharmacy to a thriving health care company, serving the ever-increasing, ever-changing medical needs of our customers.

We Care

We’ve come a long way since 1898, and one thing hasn’t changed: Bedard is still locally owned and operated. Our roots are firmly planted in the communities we serve. We are proud to support local charities, organizations, and events right here in Lewiston – Auburn and throughout Maine.

Company History 2

The original pharmacy was
founded on College Street,
Lewiston.

1898

Company History 3

Louis Bedard
purchases the
Pharmacy and
renames it Bedard.

1939

Company History 4

Alcide Nadeau buys
into Bedard Health
Care Pharmacy.

1967

Company History 5

Maine Pharmacists pay tribute to Nadeau with presenting the Bowl of Hygeia.

1980

Company History 6

Mike Nadeau
joins Bedard as a
Pharmacist.

1983

One million prescriptions milestone reached.

1984

Bedard becomes computerized.

1985

Company History 7

1986

Annette Nadeau
joins Bedard
as an Accountant.

1995

Company History 8

Michael and Annette
Nadeau purchase
Bedard Pharmacy.

1997

Company History 9

Bedard takes to the
Internet launching
BedardPharmacy.com.

1998

Company History 10

Bedard Medical
opens on Lisbon
Street, Lewiston.

2001

Company History 11

Bedard Long Term
Care Pharmacy
(Senior Care) opens
on Horton Street,
Lewiston.

2002

Company History 12

Website Redesign

2003

Company History 13

We bought a robot.

2004

Company History 14

Website redesign

2005
Company History 15

Christopher Nadeau
joins as a
4th-generation
pharmacist.

2010

Company History 16

Bedard opens state-of-the-art
facility on Minot Avenue that consolidates the pharmacy,
medical supplies and
Senior Care operations
under one roof.

2011

Company History 17

Bedard is recognized as
one of the Best Places
to Work in ME.

2014