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Pharmacy helps keep KMC healthy
Tech Sgt. Elroy Plummer, 86th Medical Group pharmacy technician, uses a pill dispensing machine to collect medication, May 31, 2013, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The 86th MDG pharmacy maintains readiness by providing the KMC with daily pharmaceutical needs and customer service. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Aaron-Forrest Wainwright)
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Pharmacy keeps KMC healthy

Posted 6/7/2013   Updated 6/7/2013 Email story   Print story


by Aaron-Forrest Wainwright
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

6/7/2013 - RAMSTEIN AIR BASE Germany  -- The 86th Medical Group pharmacy maintains readiness by providing the KMC with daily pharmaceutical needs and customer service, filling about 500 prescriptions a day.

The Ramstein pharmacy is one of the most utilized pharmacies in U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa.

"Everyone who deploys gets their medication from here before going out and completing the mission," said Maj. Christi Fairley, 86th Medical Group diagnostic therapeutic flight commander.

The pharmacy also runs a drug return program where patients can drop off expired medication or medication that are no longer needed, giving patients an effective way of disposing medication safely.

"It feels good to be able to give a person medication they need and being the last one to see the patient before they leave the clinic," said Senior Airman Michael Macintosh, 86th Medical Group pharmaceutical technician.

The pharmacy also operates the ScriptCenter prescription refill pick-up machine that is located in the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center next to Ramstein Tickets and Travel.

This state-of-the-art machine allows members of the KMC to have 24/7 access to their prescriptions. Keeping down the wait at the pharmacy and helping more costumers in a shorter time.

The ScriptCenter services are available to active duty, dependents, retirees and all eligible Department of Defense ID cardholders. The machine is a safe, secure and easy way to receive prescriptions faster.

The pharmacy provides the KMCC with the resources necessary to keep team Ramstein healthy and capable to continue the mission.

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