December 6, 2012

Rockview Telepharmacy receives Farm Credit grant

Rockview Telepharmacy receives Farm Credit grant
By Jerry W. Kram
Three Farm Credit organizations announced more than a quarter of a million dollars in grants for projects that support Western North Dakota communities. The Rockview Pharmacy was the recipient of one of the grants for $20,000.
The Rockview Pharmacy opened last month in the Rockview Plaza. The business is owned by Mark Malzer who owns the Rexall Drug in Turtle Lake. Malzer lives in the Max area.
The Rockview Pharmacy is a 1,200 square foot store in the Rockview Center. It is a telepharmacy. Malzer said telepharmacies are becoming increasingly common in North Dakota.
“The technician will fill the prescription and the pharmacist will check it over the Internet,” Malzer said. “Then the pharmacist will council the customer by phone as well. You get your prescription immediately just like the pharmacist was there.”
Malzer said he will be splitting his time between the pharmacies in Turtle Lake and Parshall. The store will be manned full time by pharmacy technician Traci Weaver, who lives in Stanley. Malzer has been a pharmacist since 1985 and worked in Arizona and Minnesota until buying the pharmacy in Turtle Lake in 1996. Weaver has been a pharmacy technician since 2001.

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