Rite Aid Selects Gold Standard Drug Database State and Federal Module

Elsevier's Gold Standard module will help Rite Aid pharmacies track legislation changes and streamline information sharing

Tampa, FL, August 29, 2012Elsevier’s Gold Standard, a leading drug information provider, announced today that Rite Aid Corporation, one of the nation’s leading drug store chains, has selected the Gold Standard Drug Database State and Federal module to monitor legislative updates made to prescription medications.

The integration of the Gold Standard Drug Database State and Federal module allows Rite Aid to streamline and automate the process of tracking changing state and federal regulations for Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and legend status, as well as medication-related guidelines. This integration allows Rite Aid to effectively communicate such modifications to its more than 4,700 pharmacies in 31 states and the District of Columbia.

“The Gold Standard Drug Database State and Federal file will enhance our monitoring capabilities of vital prescription drug legislations,” said Rite Aid Vice President of Pharmacy Operations Scott Jacobson, R.Ph. “Integration of the database will improve our ability to quickly address those changes across our vast network of pharmacies.”

The Gold Standard Drug Database State and Federal module offers a comprehensive, automated means of communicating critical legislative changes. The module provides up-to-date, accurate data that is easily accessible to clinicians who need to make informed decisions that abide by frequently changing state and federal requirements. 

The Gold Standard Drug Database State and Federal module includes:

“Our innovative clinical decision support solutions enable us to incorporate emerging industry policies and standards more rapidly and effectively than other drug information providers,” said Elsevier’s Gold Standard President Marianne Messer. “We look forward to providing Rite Aid with the critical information needed to help speed-up and streamline their daily processes.”

For more information about Gold Standard, please visit www.goldstandard.com.
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Based in Tampa, FL, Elsevier’s Gold Standard uses innovative technologies to provide a complete suite of drug information and decision support solutions. With a tenacious commitment to product quality, Elsevier’s Gold Standard solutions empower healthcare organizations, professionals and consumers to meet the most pressing healthcare challenges, improve patient safety and ensure optimal outcomes. To learn more about Gold Standard, visit www.goldstandard.com.

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