Press Release

Rx Response Activates Open Pharmacy Reporting Tool

PhRMA April 26, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C.  --  Rx Response has activated its unique Pharmacy Reporting Status Tool to aid storm managers and people in communities affected by Hurricane Irene.  The Pharmacy Status Reporting Tool provides real-time information on the operating status of pharmacies in communities affected by Hurricane Irene.  The Pharmacy Status Reporting Tool will cover pharmacies located in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington D.C., as well as select counties in New York and Pennsylvania, based on Federal Disaster Declarations.

“The Pharmacy Status Reporting Tool can play an important role in storm recovery,” said Erin Mullen, RPh, PhD, CEM., Director of the Rx Response program. “First, it lets the public know where they can find an open pharmacy in areas hard hit by the storm so that they can get the medicines they need.  Additionally, it helps emergency managers to better meet medical needs in storm-affected areas.”

RxResponse is a partnership comprised of participants in the pharmaceutical supply chain. It was created after Hurricane Katrina to help emergency managers’ by providing information on the status of the pharmaceutical supply chain so that they can more effectively respond to natural disasters, man-made emergencies or a terrorist attack.  Rx Response members include: 


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