Thursday, April 26, 2007

RX for disaster: Service makes drug info mobile: Scientific American

RX for disaster: Service makes drug info mobile: Scientific American: "Drug store chains are banding together to bring emergency prescription drug information to people stranded by natural disasters. A group representing some of the nation's biggest drug retailers -- including CVS, Eckerd, Rite Aid, Walgreens and Wal-Mart -- said on Tuesday they have developed Rx History, a service that can allow licensed prescribers and pharmacists anywhere in the country to securely access a patient's prescription history. The move comes in response to displaced hurricane victims and is part of a larger movement to make health information more portable."

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