POWERFUL AIDS DRUG NEARS PHARMACY SHELVES

One of the most successful drug treatments for AIDS thus far, Crixivan, may finally be available for dispensing through supermarket and other community retail pharmacies by April 1997, according to Merck & Co., its manufacturer.The development follows protests by independent pharmacists and community pharmacy associations that pushed to get the drug, which is now being dispensed primarily through

One of the most successful drug treatments for AIDS thus far, Crixivan, may finally be available for dispensing through supermarket and other community retail pharmacies by April 1997, according to Merck & Co., its manufacturer.

The development follows protests by independent pharmacists and community pharmacy associations that pushed to get the drug, which is now being dispensed primarily through a Pittsburgh-based mail-order pharmacy, Stadtlanders, into broader retail distributi

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