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North Bend pharmacy now online

NORTH BEND _ Customers of Drug Center Pharmacy in North

Bend can now fill their prescriptions with the simple click of a mouse.

The pharmacy, owned by John Marshall, has begun selling its

prescription and over-the-counter medications on the Internet

at www.drugcenterinc.com. The new Web site was designed specifically

for independent Valu-Rite pharmacies.

Through the Web site, customers will be able to order prescriptions

24 hours a day, as well as gain access to information about different

medications. The site also provides information about store hours, payment

methods and other pharmacy services. It incorporates a pharmacy locator,

information about member pharmacies and links to national

health-related organizations.

"Our patients and customers have told us that they appreciate the

convenience of ordering prescription refills and purchasing

[over-the-counter] products over the Internet,"

Marshall said. "However, our customers also

tell us how much they appreciate having a real pharmacist that knows them,

is available to answer questions and provide valuable information.

Now, through our Internet site, we can do both."

The Web site was developed by McKesson HBOC Inc., one of

the nation's leading providers of programs and services for independent

pharmacies. Its Internet program, called

".com Pharmacy Solutions," gives independent pharmacies, such as Drug

Center Pharmacy, the ability to design, build and maintain Web sites.

Marshall opened Drug Center Pharmacy, 484 E. North Bend

Way, in 1972. He has 28 years of experience as a pharmacist, while

pharmacist Barry Crosson, has 22 years of experience. For more information,

call 888-2357, or visit www.drugcenterinc.com.

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