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E.F. Bavis introduces solar version of TransTrax

BY Alaric DeArment

CINCINNATI A company that makes equipment for pharmacy drive-through lanes has a new energy-efficient product.

 

E.F. Bavis announced the launch of the Bavis Solar Captive Carrier TransTrax conveyor delivery system. The new system is a solar version of the original TransTrax, designed to replace pneumatic tube systems. According to comparative estimates, E.F. Bavis said, pneumatic tube systems annually produce nearly 3,000 lbs. of carbon dioxide.

 

 

The company said the new system can save around $6,000 over a 10-year period compared with a typical pneumatic tube system, requires very little maintenance and is made almost entirely from recyclable components. The system also is connected to a battery that can hold reserve power for cloudy days and a backup charger.

 

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Amneal to open new distribution center

BY Alaric DeArment

GLASGOW, Ky. Amneal Pharmaceuticals will have a grand opening of its newly expanded distribution and sales center next week, the generic drug maker said Monday.

 

Amneal announced the grand opening of the center in Glasgow, Ky., set to take place Monday. Representatives from the municipal and state governments, the Tennessee Valley Authority, state legislators and possibly members of Congress are expected to attend.

 

 

Amneal, based in Hauppauge, N.Y., said the center would create nearly 50 new jobs. The $6.6 million center combines existing sales operations in Glasgow and the distribution center in Fountain Run, Ky.

 

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TeleManager’s iRefill app expands to other smart phone platforms

BY Alaric DeArment

NEWARK, N.J. A smart phone application designed to aid customers at retail pharmacies soon will be available for additional smart phone platforms.

 

TeleManager announced that it would make the application, iRefill, available for the Android and Blackberry, in addition to the Microsoft and Apple platforms for which it already is available.

 

 

The application allows users to order prescription refills and pull up information about pharmacies, such as the address, store hours and a "call the pharmacy" option.

 

 

“The iRefill service was an immediate hit with several of my customers,” said Craig McAlister, owner of Conrad Marr Drug in Yukon, Okla., in a statement on behalf of TeleManager. “Not only are they using it to request refills or call my pharmacy, but they are showing their app to [friends] and colleagues.”

 

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