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Good Neighbor Pharmacy announces collaboration with Purdue’s RxPatrol program

BY Alaric DeArment

STAMFORD, Conn. A major manufacturer of prescription painkillers often targeted by drug addicts is giving free ceiling mobiles to members of a network of independent pharmacies as part of an effort to combat pharmacy crime.

Purdue Pharma said Monday it would give the mobiles and the RxPatrol Pharmacy Safety and Security video to the 3,600 members of Good Neighbor Pharmacy, a network operated by AmerisourceBergen. Purdue mailed the mobiles and videos to GNP members in June. RxPatrol is a national database that keeps track of pharmacy crime and provides it to law enforcement and pharmacies.

The mobile features a message designed to ensure the safety and security of pharmacy staff and patients from criminal activity, and to emphasize the importance of keeping medications safe.

“Good Neighbor Pharmacy welcomes the collaboration with Purdue’s RxPatrol program to protect pharmacies and their customers,” AmerisourceBergen SVP retail sales and marketing Jerry Cline said. “By displaying the mobile and training their staff with the video, pharmacists can help ensure that safety is a priority.”

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Roxane launches generic Amerge, Arimidex

BY Alaric DeArment

COLUMBUS, Ohio Roxane Labs announced Thursday the launch of two new generic drugs.

 

The Columbus, Ohio-based generics subsidiary of German drug maker Boehringer Ingelheim, launched naratriptan tablets in the 1-mg and 2.5-mg strengths, and anastrozole tablets in the 1-mg strength.

 

 

Naratriptan tablets are used to treat acute migraine and are a generic version of GlaxoSmithKline’s Amerge, which had annual sales of around $60.2 million, according to IMS Health. Anastrozole is used to treat postmenopausal women with breast cancer and is a generic version of AstraZeneca’s Arimidex, which had annual sales of around $916.8 million.

 

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Navarro Discount Pharmacies unveils revamped flagship store

BY Allison Cerra

MIAMI The largest Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain recently reopened its renovated flagship store.

Navarro Discount Pharmacies said the store — located on SW 8th Street in Miami — opened in 1961 as El Nacional Drug Store. Hundreds of customers attended the reopening, held June 24, along with City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and the entire City of Miami Commission, local business owners and residents. 

The renovation of the 10,000-sq.-ft. store includes a new merchandise layout, new colors, enhanced signage and such improved services for customers as a pediatric pharmacy for busy parents, free compounding pharmacy services, a free Diabetes Club for adults and children with diabetes and free prescription delivery for all customers.

Other stores in the Miami chain will undergo the same renovations and enhanced services, Navarro said.

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