NABP Awards VIPPS Certification to Anthem Rx Direct

September 18, 2002

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Anthem Rx Direct, a wholly owned subsidiary of Anthem Prescription Management, LLC, is the most recent online pharmacy to receive Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites™ (VIPPS™) certification from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®). Anthem Rx Direct is located at www.anthemprescription.com.

“NABP is pleased to add Anthem Rx Direct to the list of VIPPS-certified Web sites,” says John A. Fiacco, NABP president. “The VIPPS seal attests that Anthem Rx Direct is properly licensed with the appropriate state boards of pharmacy and has met a rigorous criteria review that considers patient confidentiality, security of prescriptions, a quality assurance program, and patient-pharmacist consultation.”

“Earning the VIPPS certification is one more way in which we can assure our online customers the highest quality Internet pharmacy experience available today. This certification proves our safety and quality and demonstrates that we are trustworthy and reliable,” states James Lang, president of Anthem Prescription Management, LLC.

Headquartered in Mason, OH, Anthem Rx Direct offers pharmacy benefits management services, as well as prescription medications and medical products.

As a VIPPS-certified site, Anthem Rx Direct may display the VIPPS hyperlink seal of approval on its Web site. By clicking on the VIPPS seal, consumers will be able to find the verified information they need to make informed decisions regarding their choice of online pharmacies. Consumers may also access the VIPPS database directly via NABP’s Web site at www.nabp.net.

Participation in the VIPPS certification program is voluntary. The program was developed to provide consumers with a reliable means to identify those online pharmacies that have proven their preparedness to meet the unique challenges of the practice of pharmacy via the Internet.

For more information about the VIPPS program or the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, please call NABP at 847/698-6227, or log on to NABP’s Web site at www.nabp.net.