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PharmaSmart® and Kinney Drugs Partner up to Unveil Newest Advancement in Pharmacy-Based Biometric Screening and Mobile Interoperability
Date:5/1/2013

Rochester, NY (PRWEB) May 01, 2013

PharmaSmart® International Inc., a member of the exclusive Inc. 5000 list and Rochester, NY Top 100 announced today that it has deployed it’s clinically validated & peer reviewed blood pressure screening program inside all Kinney Drugs stores. This new weapon in the fight against hypertension has now arrived throughout Upstate New York and Vermont.

The new kiosks and interoperable Health IT solutions are manufactured and distributed by PharmaSmart® International. This rollout marks a major milestone for PharmaSmart® as they recently relocated into a brand new state of the art 53,000 sq. ft. facility in Rochester, NY. Kinney Drugs represents the first major launch from the new global headquarters.

“In this era of personalized medicine, the role of the pharmacist continues to expand as a health care provider,” said Mike Duteau, Vice President of Pharmacy Operations at Kinney Drugs. “The PharmaSmart® kiosk technology is a valuable new frontline tool to assist our patients and pharmacists with their efforts to maintain healthy blood pressure and prevent heart disease and strokes.”

PharmaSmart® Chief Operations Officer, Ashton Maaraba states, “Our partnership with Kinney Drugs delivers proof that the traditional drug store can deliver innovative services to address the challenge of chronic disease and spiraling healthcare costs. We are thrilled to be working with Kinney as they promote traditional core values and demonstrate outstanding execution for top-line pharmacy services.” Maaraba adds, “In 2012, a staggering 70 million Americans did not have their blood pressure controlled. Pharmacy chains, like Kinney Drugs and Bartell Drugs, have partnered with PharmaSmart® to address this chronic issue.”

PharmaSmart® reports that its kiosk network has collected and stored over 16 million patient readings on its proprietary PS DataSmart® Health IT Server. This integrated solution enables Kinney Drugs’ pharmacists to conduct timely reviews with patients who do not have their blood pressure controlled, helping them achieve better treatment outcomes. The PharmaSmart® Smart Card is now listed on multiple national compendia and is becoming is a key element of disease prevention programs and pharmacy services remuneration.

About Kinney Drugs:
Kinney Drugs Inc. is a leading pharmacy health care services company that strives to provide the highest-quality pharmacy, health, and retail services at fair and competitive prices in the communities served. Founded in 1903 by Burt Orrin Kinney, the company has gradually grown into a diversified pharmacy health care network that offers retail pharmacy, pharmacy benefits management and institutional pharmacy services. Kinney Drugs retail pharmacy operates 97 drug stores in central and northern New York and Vermont, as well as a distribution warehouse to service each location.

Kinney Drugs is an employee-owned company headquartered in upstate New York. For more information, visit http://www.kinneydrugs.com.

About PharmaSmart® International:
PharmaSmart®, headquartered in Rochester, NY, USA, currently serves more than 6,000 locations, including retail pharmacies such as Kinney Drugs, Bartell Drugs, Coborns, Nash Finch, Roundy’s, Associated Food Stores, Leader, Good Neighbor, Astrup Drug, Winn Dixie, Big Y Foods, Harmons Grocery, Wal-Mart Canada, Safeway Canada, Loblaw’s, Le Groupe Jean Coutu, Shoppers Drug Mart, Rexall/Katz Group, Zellers, Sobey’s Lawton’s, and other fine pharmacies. PharmaSmart® also serves major worksites, military bases, University Schools of Pharmacy, hospitals and medical clinics.

PharmaSmart’s PS Data Smart® Health IT database currently holds more than (16) million targeted patient BP readings. For more information visit the company's website at http://www.PharmaSmart.com or contact corporate communications Shauna Delahanty at (800) 781-0323. Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYGRRxWIuDc&feature=youtu.be

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