Retail Pharmacy Purchasing Group has awarded contract items to: Goldline (305 Rx plus 353 OTC); Geneva Generics (187); United Research Labs (149); LyphoMed (133); Purepac (117); Unit Dose labs (61); Baxter (55); Lederle (47); Roxanne (45); Akorn (19); Muro (18); Carnrick (13); Pharmacia (7) for the contract year of Nov. 1, 1988, through Oct. 31, 1989. Ninety-four percent of the 1,509 products are extensions of current contracts with drug vendors. Price reductions on the new contracts for prescription items will average 15.4%. The Group also has contract prices on brand name products with Carnrick, Lederle, Muro, and Pharmacia averaging 15% below normal wholesale cost.
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