Outcomes Pharmaceutical Health Care(r) Names Kerr Drug 2007 National MTM Chain Provider of the Year

Released on: March 14, 2008, 11:27 am

Press Release Author: Alison Kramer

Industry: Healthcare

Press Release Summary: Leading local pharmacy chain wins accolades for giving
personal attention to each customer

Press Release Body: Raleigh, N.C. - March 14, 2008- Outcomes Pharmaceutical Health
Care recently named Kerr Drug, one of the leading pharmacy chains in North Carolina,
a top chain pharmacy for medication therapy management (MTM). To be eligible,
pharmacies must provide services through an Outcomes-administered MTM program. The
purpose of MTM programs is to help ensure patients are appropriately taking their
prescribed and over-the counter medications.

"We are honored by this recognition," says Lori Brown, PharmD, and Manager of
Clinical Services for Kerr Drug. "It underscores our commitment to meaningful
interaction between the pharmacist and patient, improved medication use, and
enhanced patient safety."

MTM, which includes a collaborative relationship between patients, their pharmacist,
and physicians/prescribers, promotes safer and more effective use of medicines and
helps patients reach better outcomes through optimal medication use. MTM consists of
a comprehensive medication review (CMR) between the patient and the pharmacist, in
which the pharmacist reviews all the patient's medications to ensure a clear
understanding of their purpose and proper use.

Kerr Drug is an active participant in an MTM program, ChecKmeds NC, launched in
October 2007 by North Carolina Lt. Governor Beverly Perdue and supported by the NC
Health and Wellness Trust Fund. One of the purposes of ChecKmeds NC is to help
ensure that patients take their prescribed and over-the counter medications
appropriately. Since the program was launched in October, Kerr Drug pharmacists have
conducted more than 2000 comprehensive medication reviews with patients in the
program. ChecKmeds NC is available to any North Carolina senior who has a Medicare
drug benefit, which makes it more widely available than other MTM programs.

"By far, the best aspect of providing MTM services is the patient response," says
Brown. "It is amazing how much difference in quality of life a single comprehensive
medication review can make."

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, Kerr Drug is
taking the vision of community pharmacy farther than any other drug chain. The
company has placed its future on its unique ability to provide patients, the medical
community, and health plan sponsors, access to the most comprehensive and convenient
health and wellness offering in the industry. With a mission to be the most
comprehensive provider of pharmacy and related health care services, while
continuing to be the most reliable provider of health related and convenience items,
Kerr is currently providing services that far exceed the traditional drug store mix.
For more information visit: http://www.kerrdrug.com

About Outcomes Pharmaceutical Healthcare
Outcomes Pharmaceutical Healthcare is the national leader in administration of MTM
programs, which are comprised of a distinct set of services to optimize therapeutic
outcomes for individual patients. For more information visit:

Web Site: http://www.kerrdrug.com

Contact Details: Contact:
Alison Kramer

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