BIG CHAINS SIGN ON FOR ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTIONS

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Four large supermarket companies with a total of more than 2,200 pharmacies recently signed up for a system that will allow them to receive electronic prescriptions from physicians.Hannaford Bros., Scarborough, Maine; Safeway, Pleasanton, Calif.; A&P, Montvale, N.J.; and Ahold USA Chantilly, Va., reached an agreement with SureScript Systems here, an e-prescribing venture founded

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Four large supermarket companies with a total of more than 2,200 pharmacies recently signed up for a system that will allow them to receive electronic prescriptions from physicians.

Hannaford Bros., Scarborough, Maine; Safeway, Pleasanton, Calif.; A&P, Montvale, N.J.; and Ahold USA Chantilly, Va., reached an agreement with SureScript Systems here, an e-prescribing venture founded by the National Community Pharmacists Association and the National Association of C

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