Magazine article Drug Topics

Dispensing by Remote Control Cuts Drug Costs at Clinic

Magazine article Drug Topics

Dispensing by Remote Control Cuts Drug Costs at Clinic

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An Iowa community pharmacy helped lower drug costs in a rural clinic 30 miles away by dispensing prescriptions via an automated remote control unit produced in North Billerica, Mass. The average price of a prescription filled by remote control at a clinic in Rockford, Iowa, was $19.93 compared with the average price of more than $30 in a typical retail pharmacy. The price reductions are the result of using cutting-edge technology to facilitate drug formulary management. The technology in this case is ADDS Telepharmacy Solutions, a remote control dispensing device in the clinic that is operated by a pharmacist in the Sheffield Pharmacy Sheffield, Iowa.

The dispensing pharmacy and the rural clinic are both owned by the North Iowa Mercy Health Center in Mason City The lower drug prices at the clinic held across major therapeutic classes. For example, the average antibiotic at the retail pharmacy sold for $24.82 compared with $20.80 at the clinic. Anti-inflammatories averaged $39. …

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