Navigation Links
State of Patient Care and Humanitarian Aid Amid the California Wild Fires
Date:10/24/2007

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Association of Chain Drug Stores:

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) and community pharmacy join with our neighbors nationwide in sympathy, support, care and prayer for those affected by the tragic wild fires in California. We would like to provide information that might be helpful to those who are impacted by, or engaged with, this situation.

Most Pharmacies Open; ICERx Activated

We understand that most pharmacies are operational. Also, many NACDS member companies offer the capability for their patients to fill their prescriptions at any of the chain's locations. In addition, it is appropriate to mention the role of SureScripts, of which NACDS is a co-founder. SureScripts is a leader in the electronic exchange of prescription information between pharmacies and physicians. For chain pharmacies providing care to evacuees displaced by the fires in Southern California, SureScripts and the nation's pharmacies have activated access to Emergency Rx History. This will make it possible for pharmacies to obtain and fill some people's prescriptions through the use of a secure network, even when the prescription is at another pharmacy. For more information, go to http://www.ICERx.org or call 1-888.ICERX.50 (1-888-423-7950).

Of course, patients who find themselves unable to have their prescription filled at their pharmacy also may contact their doctors to obtain new prescriptions that may be filled at an open pharmacy.

NACDS would like to take this opportunity to remind the public that it always is a good idea to maintain a record of one's prescriptions, including the medications and dosages. The "Be Prepared" section of the http://www.RxResponse.org web site includes a feature that allows patients to customize and create a convenient card that lists this information.

RxResponse Alert, but Activation Not Currently Necessary

NACDS participates in RxResponse, a collaborative effort designed to help support the continued delivery of medicines during a severe public health emergency. Please see http://www.RxResponse.org to view a public statement on behalf of RxResponse, and for more information. In summary, with the pharmaceutical supply chain operating without disruption and most pharmacies able to serve their patients, RxResponse will not be formally activated at this time, but will continue to remain on alert to assess the situation and respond as needed. This is good news, in terms of the current state of prescription medication availability, as well as the fact that RxResponse is demonstrating its ability to facilitate communications and quickly assess situations.

Commending Humanitarian Efforts

NACDS would like to pay tribute to the firefighters and rescue workers, and to all those aiding the individuals who have been evacuated. From those who risk their own wellbeing to fight the fires, to neighbors helping neighbors, this time of need is bringing out the best in so many true heroes.

NACDS also would like to recognize and commend the response of its member companies. Their response includes continuing pharmacy operations, but also the contributions of financial resources, products and services to the people in the evacuated areas. Their humanitarian efforts are consistent with their day-to-day commitment to patient and customer care, as well as with their swift and vital responses to prior tragedies, including Hurricane Katrina.


'/>"/>
SOURCE National Association of Chain Drug Stores
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Cancer Doctors Okays Controversial Prostate Therapy
2. More Accurate "PROSTATE CANCER" Test can save Unnecessary Biopsies
3. Scientists plan human cloning clinic in the United States
4. Radioactive Seeds used in Prostate Cancer treatment can migrate with the body
5. Better prostate cancer detection
6. Protective effects of tomatoes in prostate cancer
7. Early detection of prostate cancer
8. Prevention of Prostate Cancer
9. Low grade prostate cancer may be treated with mild treatment
10. British MPs Say Prostate Cancer Receives Low Priority in the NHS
11. Diagnosing Prostate Cancer is Harder in Obese Individuals
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/11/2016)... Island, NY (PRWEB) , ... February 11, 2016 ... ... has enhanced and updated its hallmark resource, Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice, to ... leader in vein illumination with an estimated 85% share of the market, facilitates ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... February 11, 2016 , ... The annual list showcases the 20 Most Promising ... team dedication and commitment to the SharePoint ecosystem. A panel of experts and ... goal is to recognize and promote technology entrepreneurship. , The survey was made ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... , ... February 11, 2016 , ... ... dynamometers and ergoFET force gauges used in physical therapy, occupational therapy and sports ... sensor for resistance cord exercise and therapy, introduces its new microFET Digital Pinch ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 11, 2016 , ... ... coverage results in significantly higher rates of several common cancer screenings, especially among ... in better outcomes and survival rates. , The study,“What Does Medicaid Expansion ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... Sherly Sulaiman, certified clinical ... of therapeutic sessions to help Los Angeles-area actors cope with rejection, improve their ... series, known as “Mindfulness for Actors and Artists,” has been featured in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/11/2016)... Fla. , Feb. 11, 2016 PLAD, ... started out 2016 with sales exceeding company targets, are ... have received their trademark from the United States Patent ... Bobby Clark , Chief Executive Officer of PLAD, Inc.  ... of Pennsylvania with two new ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... Feb. 11, 2016  Delcath Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... device company focused on oncology with an emphasis ... cancers, announces the engagement of Lars E. ... Medical Consultant. Dr. Birgerson will provide strategic medical ... operations team to help ensure timely facilitation of ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ENGLEWOOD, Colo. , Feb. 11, 2016  Aytu ... on developing treatments for urological and related conditions, announced ... for the second fiscal quarter of 2016 on Tuesday, ... will review recent accomplishments and provide an overview of ... financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2015. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: