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Mutual Drug and PerceptiMed enter into a strategic alliance

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DURHAM, N.C. — Mutual Drug has entered into a strategic alliance with scripClip to introduce the pick-to-light will-call system to pharmacies.

Meredith Lauderdale

Mutual Drug, based in Durham, North Carolina, helps ensure that its members are successful through strong group buying power, transparent pricing, improved access to products and services, legislative advocacy, and a full suite of business support solutions. To further support their members, they offer sophisticated marketing and business support programs as part of their participation in the cooperative.

According to Meredith Lauderdale, vice president of sales. Mutual Drug, the agreement with PerceptiMed, the maker of scripClip, will allow Mutual Drug members to more efficiently serve their patients. The scripClip system uses proprietary software to support a system of LED imbedded clear plastic hanging prescription bags as well as plastic clips which can be affixed to paper bags and large containers. The system speeds up the process of placing prescriptions in the will-call area without alphabetizing prescriptions. With scripClip, prescriptions can be quickly retrieved by pharmacy staff simply by looking for the bag(s) with the flashing, color coded, LED.

“We are excited to be working with PerceptiMed to bring this new technology to our members,” said Lauderdale. “One of our important goals is to help our pharmacies provide better clinical services to their patients. PerceptiMed streamlines their workflow so the pharmacist can deliver enhanced services to their patients including immunizations and diabetes education.”

Frank Starn, chief executive officer of PerceptiMed says that working with Mutual Drug is both an honor and an opportunity. “Mutual Drug, being a cooperatively owned distributor, has extremely close relationships with the pharmacies they serve. We feel that by working together we’ll be able to bring the customer service benefits of scripClip to hundreds of more pharmacies than we could on our own. We look forward to partnering with the Mutual Drug sales and customer service teams to introduce scripClip to their members.”


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