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New Mexico Business Weekly

By Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter

Lovelace Health System said Tuesday that its retail pharmacy arm has launched a free prescription drug delivery service in Albuquerque, Bernalillo and Rio Rancho.

The firm’s 10 retail pharmacies in the Albuquerque metropolitan area began offering the free prescription delivery Nov. 5, said Lovelace spokeswoman Laurie Volkin.

Patients who call a Lovelace pharmacy before 10 a.m. will have their prescriptions delivered by 6 p.m. the same day, Mondays through Fridays, Volkin added.

Lovelace pharmacies accept all major insurance plans, so patients don’t have to be members of Lovelace Health Plan to take advantage of the free delivery service, Volkin added.

Lovelace said it has contracted with Albuquerque-based DMC Logistics to deliver the prescriptions.

Over the past two years, Lovelace had been offering free prescription deliveries at three of its Albuquerque-area pharmacies. The effort proved so popular that Lovelace decided to expand the program to the other pharmacies.

“We have expanded the pharmacy delivery program due to positive feedback we received from customers over the past two years,” said Brad Trom, CEO of Lovelace Retail Pharmacy.

Lovelace pharmacies fill more than 750,000 prescriptions a year, Volkin said.

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