Pharmacy company shortens name, unveils e-prescribing resource

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted March 23, 2009

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Surescripts-RxHub, the result of a 2008 merger between the information networks Surescripts and RxHub, has dropped the RxHub from its name. The company, now just Surescripts, connects physicians to the databases of the nation's largest pharmacy chains to provide prescribing information to physicians at the point of care.

On March 10, the same day the company made the announcement of the name change, it also launched a new online resource, the E-Prescribing Resource Center, where hospitals, practices, physicians and pharmacies can find information and advice on e-prescribing. The resource can be found on the company's Web site (link).

Surescripts was founded in 2001 by the National Assn. of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Assn. RxHub was founded in 2001 by the nation's three largest pharmacy benefit management companies -- CVS Caremark, Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions. The Surescripts founders own half the present company; the RxHub founders share the other half.

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