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TechRx: From Purchaser to Purchased

Magazine article Drug Topics

TechRx: From Purchaser to Purchased

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NDCHealth Corp. made a $52 million investment to acquire controlling interest in TechRx, a Pittsburgh pharmacy automation software firm that had been on its own buying spree in recent years. NDCHealth has the right to buy the rest of TechRx next May for $100 million to $200 million. NDCHealth also paid Arclight Systems $81 million in cash to acquire selected assets of ScriptLINE, a provider of pharmacy network editing services.

CE an Immunology

Pharmacists can pick up some free CE credits on the latest advances in immunology, immune-mediated diseases, and therapies at a Web site hosted by ZLB Bioplasma Inc. Dubbed the University of Plasma, the CE courses are accredited by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education. To sign up, go to Click on the "ZLB for Pharmacists" button on the left, and when the new page opens, click on "University of Plasma."

Pharmacy ID card guide

The National Council for Prescription Drug Programs has released the Pharmacy ID Card Implementation Guide Version 1.6. The new guide will accommodate North Carolina's mandate for encoded, machinereadable ID information on pharmacy cards as of next Jan 1.

McKesson comes on stram McKesson has signed up to distribute the Lifestream Cholesterol Monifor to its independent pharmacy customers. Wholesaler AmerisourceBergen and Cardinal Health Inc. already distribute the monifor produced by Lifestream Technologies, Post Falls, Idaho. With a suggested retail price of $129.95, the monitor has a smart card that stores up to 200 test results, which users can share with their healthcare professionals. …

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