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NYTimes: 3 Companies to Send Rx’s Over the Net

The NY Times (free login required) is reporting that ‘Three companies that operate
most of the nation’s managed
care drug plans agreed yesterday to
establish a joint system to make it
easier for doctors to send
prescriptions to pharmacies
electronically or over the Internet.

The three companies –
AdvancePCS, Express Scripts and
the Merck-Medco unit of Merck &
Company – said the system would
improve patient safety by reducing
mistakes and misunderstandings…