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2008-10-15 12:00:33

Mirixa, a provider of pharmacy-based patient care services, and healthlinks.net, a subsidiary of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, have signed a definitive technology licensing and business consulting agreement, paving the way for the use of MirixaPro in Australia's pharmacies nationwide. Mirixa Australia, a newly formed business venture, will be operated by the Guild's healthlinks.net subsidiary. Under the agreement, Mirixa, which is sponsored by the National Community Pharmacists...

2008-09-26 12:00:35

US-based pharmacy chain Rite Aid has announced that customers will be able to realize savings on more than 10,000 prescription drugs with the free Rite Aid RX Savings Card available at all Rite Aid drugstores across the US, beginning September 29, 2008. The card, which requires no membership fee and is free to anyone who enrolls, also provides an immediate 10% discount on more than 3,200 Rite Aid brand products, including 1,500 over-the-counter medications. Cards can be obtained at any...

2008-09-03 12:00:33

More than one million pharmacy patients are now enrolled in Walgreens (NYSE:WAG)(NASDAQ:WAG) Prescription Savings Club, the retail pharmacy industry's most comprehensive prescription discount plan. Each day, thousands of new members opt to take advantage of savings on more than 5,000 brand name and generic medications, including a 90-day supply of more than 400 generic medications for less than $1 per week. The Prescription Savings Club spans every drug category with significant savings...

2008-08-04 09:01:04

Walgreens (NYSE:WAG)(NASDAQ:WAG): -- Walgreens Prescription Savings Club Offers 90-Day Supply of More Than 400 Generic Drugs for Less Than $1 Per Week -- Savings also Available on More Than 5,000 Brand Name and Generic Drugs Across Every Therapeutic Class -- Club Members Avoid Risk of Filling Medications at Multiple Pharmacies MEDIA ALERT: For Walgreens b-roll, including a pharmacist soundbite and video of pharmacy patients and interior and exterior signage, please...

2008-07-31 06:00:23

A report from the Government Accountability Office has blamed the FDA for the increase in 'off-label' prescribing, according to the Associated Press. According to the report, there is an inordinate delay in taking action on companies which practice off-label prescribing. While the federal agencies take approximately seven months to issue a warning to drug company peddling prescription medications, it takes another four months for the company to fix the problem. Although drug companies...

2008-07-29 15:01:14

By Whitney Stewart, The Washington Times Jul. 29--There's a new pharmacist in Germantown, but she's determined not to be a stranger for long. Giao Phung is one of CVS's newest druggists. She works in an area where she has lived for six years, and her ready rapport with customers she already knows many people by first names is making trust-building easy. "As a pharmacist, you are the first line of communication with the patient," she said. "You're always going to be there whenever...

2008-07-21 03:00:43

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been struggling as it tries to deal with rogue Internet sites that sell medications, a researcher says. Francis Palumbo of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, the author of the report, Policy Implications of Drug Importation, said U.S. consumers face a growing risk of getting counterfeit drugs because of rising Internet sales of medical drugs -- projected to reach upwards of $75 billion by 2010. When consumers buy from those, it is...

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2008-07-10 06:30:00

Researchers found online pharmacy drug sales - without the use of a prescription - are alive and well, despite recent efforts to crack down on illegal pills. The report, conducted by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University in New York, found 85 percent of Internet pharmacies do not require a prescription. Researchers found the majority of orders filled by the 365 Internet pharmacies were for controlled substances, especially benzodiazepines like Xanax and...

2008-07-02 15:00:04

By ALEX NUSSBAUM, BLOOMBERG NEWS Medco Health Systems, CVS Caremark Corp. and Express Scripts Inc., the three largest managers of U.S. pharmacy plans, will merge their electronic drug prescription network with one operated by a group of drugstore chains that includes Wal-Mart Stores Inc. The combined network expects to transmit 100 million drug orders this year via computer, accelerating the nation's move toward paperless prescribing, said Rick Ratliff, acting chief executive officer of...

2008-06-30 21:01:11

What you should know Prescriptions or over-the-counter medicine can help you or harm you. You must follow instructions to be safe. Electronic prescriptions are often much easier for pharmacists to read and fill accurately. Handwritten prescriptions can be difficult to read. Poor handwriting can cause delays in filling; pharmacists often must confirm information. It is very important to use the right amount of medicine - at the right time - in the right way. Some people mistakenly think...


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