FRED MEYER PHARMACIES TEST E-MAIL COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A group of in-store pharmacies at Fred Meyer Inc. is preparing for the first trial run next month of a computer system that will connect them to clinics by e-mail for prescriptions, refills and medication questions.The test will be conducted in the Salem, Ore., area. It will link Fred Meyer pharmacies to the 35 physician Salem Clinics.The system can make about 1,000 phone calls daily,

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A group of in-store pharmacies at Fred Meyer Inc. is preparing for the first trial run next month of a computer system that will connect them to clinics by e-mail for prescriptions, refills and medication questions.

The test will be conducted in the Salem, Ore., area. It will link Fred Meyer pharmacies to the 35 physician Salem Clinics.

The system can make about 1,000 phone calls daily, according to Dave Schulberg, vice president and director of pharmacy, for

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