Monday, August 10, 2009

New online drug listing service may eliminate print catalogues

From the New Brunswick Business Journal:
Tired of receiving a plethora of different drug catalogues at his Saint John pharmacies, Peter Hebert knew there was a more organized and innovative way to get drug information out to pharmacists.

So in 1991, the now-retired pharmacist approached his salesman brother Tony for help and together they created Moncton-based drug catalogue company, Total Pricing Systems Inc.

This fall the Heberts will launch the mobile version of their online catalogue, PPS Pharma, which healthcare workers can access using any smart phone in any wireless network.

The first cellphone-friendly drug listing service in Canada, it will further eliminate the unwanted stacks of print catalogues Peter grew so tired of nearly 20 years ago.

"We believe what we've developed is very innovative," says Tony, the company's president. "We're trying to be the electronic connection to the drug industry." ...more

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