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Sterling shows impact Rx can have in combating hypertension

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Sterling Drug, in collaboration with HealthPartners and PharmaSmart, has demonstrated the potential of community pharmacists to reduce ­hypertension. A six-month pilot program included 270 HealthPartners members who had a diagnosis of hypertension and a prescription at Sterling to lower blood pressure. Members who enrolled received a Smart Card allowing them to routinely

PharmaSmart, Astrup Drug partner in BP pilot

PharmaSmart, Astrup Drug partner in BP pilot

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Blood pressure kiosk maker PharmaSmart took part in a pilot with Astrup Drug’s Sterling Pharmacy and nonprofit health group HealthPartners to show the potential of community pharmacists in helping patients with hypertension. PharmaSmart said the six-month pilot involved 270 HealthPartners members with hypertension who had a prescription from Sterling for medication to