Sioux Falls firm to add jobs after deal with pharmaceutical giant

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A Sioux Falls company plans to add 50 jobs to its workforce after being hired by biopharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca.
     MedVantx Pharmacy Services opened in 2002 as a home-delivery pharmacy with four employees under the name AmeriPharm.
     But a relationship with Pfizer in 2005 connected the company with its first patient assistance program, which provides income-qualified patients with drugs for free. The Sioux Falls office has since grown to 112 employees.
     General manager Ron Bertsch says British-Swedish multinational AstraZeneca generates 4,500 prescriptions every day. And by July, those prescriptions will be packaged and shipped from Sioux Falls.
 AP-WF-04-18-13 2042GMT

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