Site helps people find open pharmacies post-Sandy

Oct 31, 2012 by The Associated Press

(AP)—The pharmaceutical industry has activated an emergency website to help patients affected by Superstorm Sandy find nearby pharmacies that are open.

The pharmacy status site, called Rx Response, is at www.rxresponse.org/PharmacySta… s/Pages/default.aspx .

It's been activated in the District of Columbia and 11 states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia and West Virginia.

With widespread in those areas, many pharmacies aren't open. Patients who evacuated from coastal areas may have left behind their medications and those with darkened homes may not be able to find them. Others may need to fill a new prescription.

The site was created after by the drugmaker trade group, and Manufacturers of America, and other groups involved in the medicine supply chain.

Explore further: Startups offer banking for smartphone users

not rated yet
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

US clinics rush to warn of tainted steroid; 5 dead

Oct 05, 2012

(AP)—Health providers scrambled to notify patients in nearly two dozen U.S. states that the steroid injections they received for back pain may have been contaminated with a deadly fungal meningitis. Five ...

Earth from space: Irene's eye

Sep 02, 2011

This week we look at two images taken simultaneously with different Envisat sensors of Hurricane Irene, which struck the US east coast last week.

Wegmans recalls pine nuts over salmonella concerns

Oct 27, 2011

Wegmans Food Markets has recalled 5,000 pounds of pine nuts sold in the bulk foods department of its stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, and Maryland after salmonella sickened 42 people.

Recommended for you

Startups offer banking for smartphone users

13 hours ago

The latest banks are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Startups, such as Moven and Simple, offer banking that's designed specifically for smartphones, enabling users to track their spending on the go. Some things ...

'SwaziLeaks' looks to shake up jet-setting monarchy

Aug 29, 2014

As WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange prepares to end a two-year forced stay at Ecuador's London embassy, he may take comfort in knowing he inspired resistance to secrecy in places as far away as Swaziland.

Ecuador heralds digital currency plans (Update)

Aug 29, 2014

Ecuador is planning to create what it calls the world's first digital currency issued by a central bank, which some analysts believe could be a first step toward abandoning the country's existing currency, ...

WEF unveils 'crowdsourcing' push on how to run the Web

Aug 28, 2014

The World Economic Forum unveiled a project on Thursday aimed at connecting governments, businesses, academia, technicians and civil society worldwide to brainstorm the best ways to govern the Internet.

User comments : 0