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• Bergen Brunswig’s (Orange, CA) Bergen Brunswig Drug Co. subsidiary has launched www.myGNP.com, a site that establishes an Internet presence for qualified members of the company’s 4,000-plus network of independently owned and operated Good Neighbor pharmacies. Bergen has signed a preferred systems agreement with software provider PDX to provide centralized Internet capabilities for pharmacies in the network.
• FaxWatch (Scottsdale, AZ), a provider of specialty information services to the healthcare industry, has launched a web site designed for managers and executives in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, managed health care, retail pharmacy, wholesale drug distribution and diagnostic equipment industries, as well as physicians and other industry professionals. FaxWatch Online provides subscribers access to an extended version of FaxWatch’s flagship publication, Health Care Business Daily, which is updated throughout the day, as well as links to searchable archives of business news, clinical research updates and industry intelligence.
• MD Inc. (Beverly Hills, CA) now offers free, permanent e-mail addresses for physicians on its web site, www.internet.md. The addresses end in "@internet.md" so as to easily identify the owner as a professional medical practitioner.
• The DataPassportMD laboratory interface system from Specialty Laboratories (Santa Monica, CA) now is integrated into PhysicianLINK Online, the physician portal of VHAseCURE.net, VHA’s healthcare network utility. The password-protected system provides VHA members and affiliated physicians customized test ordering, centralization of hospital and physician data, and timely access to specimen tracking and lab results without manual requisitions. Specialty Laboratories, a clinical reference laboratory, serves more than 10,000 clients throughout the U.S.