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NewsForge: Pharmaceutical Services Company Opens Door to Open Source

Mar 30, 2005, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tina Gasperson)

"EXP Pharmaceutical Services Corp. of Fremont, Calif., is finding freedom from huge licensing fees and increasing its ROI thanks to a recent migration from Windows and a proprietary software infrastructure to Linux and open source solutions.

"EXP specializes in the reverse distribution of expired prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Medicines usually ship from a pharmaceutical company warehouse with an expiration date and a warranty of some kind, so that when the products remain unsold past the expiration date, the retailer can recoup some of its losses or have the product replaced with 'fresh' medicine..."

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