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..."