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Kerr Drug Introduces Free Translation Service in 11 Charleston


Local pharmacy chain provides safe, convenient healthcare services to Spanish speaking patients.

Raleigh, NC, September 11, 2006 --(PR.com)-- Kerr Drug Inc., the pharmacy chain pioneering "community pharmacy care" in their more than 100 retail locations across the Carolinas, today announced that the company will provide free Spanish-to-English translation services in its 11 Charleston area pharmacies.

Available through in-store telephone-based technology, this new service will facilitate regular communication among Kerr Drug registered pharmacists and Spanish speaking patients. By dialing 1-800 number, pharmacists and Spanish speaking patients can be instantly connected to a translator and carry on interactive conversations regarding OTC and prescription medications, as well as other health-related issues. This free service will also be available for Spanish speaking patients taking advantage of Kerr Drug’s full range of clinical services and educational programs, including cholesterol screenings, blood pressure checks, flu vaccinations and skin cancer screenings, to name just a few.

“By overcoming language barriers in the pharmacy, Kerr Drug is uniquely positioned to better serve the thriving Hispanic and Latino community in the Charleston market,” commented Anthony Civello, president and CEO of Kerr Drug, Inc. “We are proud to be facilitating crucial interaction between this often underserved population and our nationally recognized staff of registered pharmacists and healthcare professionals in a comfortable and convenient environment.”

“It is critical that all members of our community have access to information and resources that help them make the best decisions possible regarding their healthcare,” said Tom Baster of Hands on Health – South Carolina. “By offering free translation in its pharmacies, Kerr Drug is certainly providing an invaluable and much needed resource to Charleston’s Spanish speaking community.” Hands on Health – South Carolina (http://www.handsonhealth-sc.org) is a project of the Library at the Medical University of South Carolina with the goal of promoting healthier citizens and healthier communities in the state of South Carolina.

Each of Kerr Drug’s 11 Charleston area locations offers the translation service including stores in Charleston, Charleston Heights, Hanahan, James Island, Johns Island, Moncks Corner and Summerville. Following is a complete list of store locations and phone numbers.

1822 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407
843-556-8615
861 Folly Rd
James Island SC 29412
843-762-9152

James Island Shopping Center
1739 Maybank Hwy.
Charleston, SC 29412
843-762-2079
3575 Maybank Hwy., Unit K
Johns Island, SC 29455
843-559-0427

983 Harborview Rd.
Charleston, SC 29412
843-795-5939
115 S. Hwy 52
Moncks Corner, SC 29461
843-761-5354

4411 Durant Rd.
Charleston Heights, SC, 29405
843-554-3710
2803 Maybank Highway
Johns Island, SC 29457
843-559-0416

5017 Dorchester Rd.
Charleston Heights, SC 29418
843-552-7720
1515 Old Trolly Road
Summerville, SC 29485
843-821-2543

1858 Remount Rd.
Hanahan, SC 29406
843-747-8040

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ABOUT KERR DRUG
Kerr Drug is one of the most recognized and respected names in the chain drug industry. With its roots in the Carolinas and headquarters in Raleigh, Kerr Drug is taking the vision of community pharmacy farther than any other drug chain. The company has placed its future on its unique ability to provide patients, the medical community, and health plan sponsors, access to the most comprehensive and convenient health and wellness offering in the industry. With a mission to be the most comprehensive provider of pharmacy and related health care services, while continuing to be the most reliable provider of health related and convenience items, Kerr is currently providing services that far exceed the traditional drug store mix. For more information, please visit www.kerrdrug.com.
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Jonathan Jordan
(919)557-7890
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