Discount Drug Mart taps McKesson HVS system for central fill pharmacy

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Discount Drug Mart taps McKesson HVS system for central fill pharmacy

By Antoinette Alexander - 05/17/2018
MALVERN, Pa. — McKesson High Volume Solutions (HVS) will provide a dispensing automation platform for Discount Drug Mart’s central fill pharmacy to be located in Avon Lake, Ohio, the company has announced.

The move will enable the retailer, which operates more than 70 pharmacies in Ohio, to optimize prescription processing across the board, while also maximizing staff efficiency and reducing inventory carrying costs. Other benefits of the McKesson HVS system will include the ability to ensure patient medication safety through robotic counting and packaging and the opportunity to redirect pharmacy resources to clinical programs that enhance patient care.

“The efficiencies we expect to gain from implementing a central fill operation will allow our pharmacy staff to enhance the customer service experience by providing better patient care while promoting many of our professional and clinical services such as immunizations, medication adherence, and medication therapy management, to name just a few,” said Pete Ratycz, senior vice president of pharmacy for Discount Drug Mart. “McKesson HVS provides us with the technology, expertise and resources necessary to implement a pharmacy automation platform optimized for our business.”

“We are excited that Discount Drug Mart has selected our pharmacy automation technology to streamline its operations so that it can continue to deliver outstanding service and patient care,” added Ross MacMurray, vice president of strategic account sales for McKesson HVS. “With central fill, Discount Drug Mart staff will be able to provide patients with multiple convenient prescription dispensing options, spend more time counseling patients on medication regimens and develop clinical programs that promote healthy outcomes.”

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