Kerr Drug and iGuard.org Partnership Provides Patients with Comprehensive Medication Safety Information

Raleigh, NC (PressExposure) March 09, 2009 -- Kerr Drug, an industry leader in health partnerships, patient-care initiatives and community pharmacy care, and iGuard.org, a free web-based drug safety monitoring service, today announce their partnership aimed at helping patients better protect themselves from adverse drug interactions and other medication safety issues through increased knowledge about their medications.

The partnership makes iGuard.org available to Kerr Drug customers through kerrdrug.com and provides their customers and the general community access to timely, personalized drug safety reports, safety alerts and product recalls. iGuard.org health services now provides more than one million Americans with this customized information by utilizing data from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), drug manufacturers, and researchers. Kerr Drug is the only retail pharmacy to provide its customers with the iGuard.org service.

Empowering Kerr Drug Customers with Personalized Medication Information "We chose to partner with iGuard.org because the unique service aligns with our mission of being the most comprehensive and convenient provider of pharmacy and related healthcare services in the industry. This is a fantastic opportunity for us to provide a free service to our patients and help them manage information about their prescription, behind-the-counter and over-the-counter medications and supplements. Today, more Americans are living longer than ever before and more people are seeing multiple doctors and taking multiple prescriptions to stay healthy, which highlights the need for a reliable and timely medication monitoring service," said Anthony N. (Tony) Civello, president and CEO of Kerr Drug. "All of our customers will benefit from this unique and easy-to-use service."

About Kerr Drug

About Kerr Drug
Kerr Drug is one of the most recognized and respected names in the chain drug industry. With its roots in the Carolinas and headquarters in Raleigh, N.C., Kerr Drug's strategic direction is founded in its unique ability to provide patients, the medical community, and health plans access to the most comprehensive and convenient health and wellness offering in the industry. For more information, please visit http://www.kerrdrug.com


The iGuard.org Service
"We are extremely proud to be working with such a visionary organization as Kerr Drug, which has been providing superior pharmaceutical, healthcare and wellness services to its customers for more than 11 years,” says Dr. Hugo Stephenson, president and founder of iGuard.org. iGuard.org, headquartered in Princeton, N.J., is a free and secure source of information for registered users who want to get informed, stay informed and share feedback about their medications. Registration is free online at iGuard.org, or through its partners including the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (http://www.ismp.org), participating e-prescribing physicians (http://www.allscripts.com) and Kerr Drug (http://www.kerrdrug.com).

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Press Release Submitted On: March 09, 2009 at 10:08 am
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