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WellPoint, drugstore.com to Deliver Online Prescriptions

WellPoint Health Networks Inc. and drugstore.com Wednesday partnered to deliver customized online pharmacy services.

WellPoint Pharmacy Management is a leading pharmacy benefits manager (PBM), serving more than 22 million members. Drugstore.com is major player in the online drugstore category.

The partnership enables WellPoint -- through its PBM subsidiary -- to offer its network discounts on over-the-counter products; quick, secure online processing of prescriptions; and access to drugstore.com's pharmacy services and personalized communications.

The five-year partnership is a novel approach to meeting the needs of Wellpoint's online customers, according to Joan Herman, WellPoint's group president, senior, specialty and state-sponsored programs division.

"By linking with a premier online drugstore, our members will benefit from discounts on over-the-counter pharmaceuticals and supplemental products as well as access to health information important to their quality of life," she said.