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Navarro implements EZ Meds
January 6th, 2014
MEDLEY, Fla. – Navarro Discount Pharmacy has introduced the EZ Meds medicine packaging system that organizes a patient’s prescription medications into individual packets with labels and complete instructions.
The company is the first pharmacy chain in South Florida to offer the compliance packaging innovation.
“Lack of medication adherence has serious health implications and is the No. 1 reason why people become hospitalized,” said Albert Garcia, executive vice president of pharmacy and president of Navarro Health Services.
“People taking medications face many challenges, such as consistent timing, interactions with food or other medicines taken, and not understanding the need to take their medicine as prescribed,” he said. “Opportunities such as EZ Meds make it easier for people to adhere to their prescription regimens and keep track of their medications.’’
Launched by Navarro Health Services, EZ Meds is powered by the Parata EZ Med Machine purchased by Navarro for $500,000.
The equipment is in Navarro’s 2,500-square-foot fulfillment center at its headquarters here. The center is used as a centralized prescription-filling site for all of the chain’s pharmacy locations.
The EZ Meds program improves communication with customers and allows Navarro’s pharmacists to review their prescription history and make recommendations to help improve the customer’s health.
Upon receiving a prescription, the Navarro pharmacy staff determines what medications can be packaged with the EZ Med Machine, which then packages the medicine according to dosage. A reusable dispenser box is provided, including a roll of EZ Meds packets.
Prescriptions enrolled in the EZ Meds program can be picked up at any Navarro location or delivered to a home or office.