Rx Response Benefits

Rx Response Benefits

07.01.14 | By Erin Mullen

We all know that it only takes one storm to have severe impact, which is why we wanted to remind you that Rx Response stands ready to support any disaster that has wide-spread impact to pharmaceutical supply, and that all of our services are offered at no cost to government partners.

After Hurricane Katrina, Rx Response was created as a charitable organization to help ensure that during disasters patients can access the medicines they need. The organization was created to be an information-sharing and problem-solving coalition, so both public and private sector stakeholders across the entire bio-pharmaceutical supply chain can prepare for and maintain operations during disasters.

Rx Response provides:

  • Rx Open, our powerful map that, during disasters, shows the location of open, closed and unknown pharmacies. This tool not only helps citizens locate open pharmacies following a major disaster, it also provides this critical information to government officials who need to quickly understand the impact on public health
  • One on one support for local government hurricane preparedness and planning
  • Rx On the Run, an online tool that enables print out of a personalized medication wallet card that documents prescriptions, dosages, and other important medical information
  • Real time information on Rx Response activations and activities at

Today marks the first named Atlantic hurricane of 2014, and Tropical Storm Arthur is expected to gradually curve northeastward along the eastern seaboard over the next several days. While 2014 is predicted to be a slow hurricane season according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), things can change instantly at any moment, affecting millions of Americans. For municipal leadership and local governments worried for their critical patient populations during a hurricane or natural disaster, we strongly recommend they take advantage of Rx Response services and resources. 

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