Novartis Launches 'Medical Remittances' in Guatemala

Expatriates in the U.S. will be able to purchase medicines for their relatives in Guatemala.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Drugs and medicines can be purchased from any city in the U.S. and delivered to homes in Guatemala, with a $1 surcharge.

Novartis inaugurated this program in alliance with Meykos drugstores, Money Gram and Western Union.

Novartis marketing chief, Fernando Martínez, was interviewed by local newspaper El Periodico, and quoted as saying: "Customers sending remittances want to be sure that medicinal costs are covered, and this opens a business opportunity".

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