Consumers will also see signs on the doors and counters saying that they CAN fill electronic prescriptions...coming to a pharmacy near you soon...now if we can just get the DEA to join in and go paperless and quit worrying about the 3 part scripts where the doctor has to bring out the old paper to create one...if you need a free esprescribing plan, look in the right hand side of this page for more information on NEPSI or click on the picture to the right....and a good time to start using a tablet PC for these...BD
Ten major pharmacy chains are launching a national marketing campaign to raise consumer awareness about electronic prescriptions. According to SureScripts, more than 70% of community pharmacies can receive electronic prescriptions but only 6% of physicians can send them.
Participating pharmacy chains include CVS, Duane Reade, Giant Food, Kerr Drug, Longs Drugs, Rite Aid, Stop & Shop, SUPERVALU Pharmacies (Acme, Albertsons, bigg's, Cub, Farm Fresh, Osco, Shop & Save, and Shoppers), Walgreens and Wal-Mart.
The marketing campaign comes as physicians face a Jan. 1, 2009, mandate for all computer-generated prescriptions covered under the Medicare Part D program to be transmitted electronically and not via fax.