Text from pharmacy: your prescription is ready

Customers of CVS/pharmacy can enroll in a new program to receive immediate notification when their prescription is ready to be picked up. The nationwide pharmacy chain announced on Feb. 1 the launch of Order Ready Text Messaging at more than 7,300 locations.

Customers can sign up to receive text messages by speaking to a pharmacy staff member at their local CVS/pharmacy, the company said. Once enrolled, customers will receive their first Order Ready text message when their next prescription has been filled.

Text message alerts are also available in Spanish for those who specify it's their preferred language. The service is available on most leading cell phone carriers, the company reported. Message and data rates may apply from the patient's mobile carrier.

CVS/pharmacy said the text messaging program complements additional mobile features from that allow shoppers to use mobile devices to scan and order prescription refills from anywhere at any time. Interested consumers can download the apps by visiting Apple's App Store or the Android Marketplace.

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