ROBBINSVILLE, NJ — Mercer County residents diagnosed with COVID-19 (coronavirus) will have no cost access to a combination of medications believed to lessen the virus symptoms — Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate and antibiotic Zithromax beginning on Friday.
The announcement of the partnership between Greenhill Pharmacy and Robbinsville Township, Hamilton Township, and East Windsor Township came on Thursday as reports said that a total of 386 people had tested positive for COVID-19 in Mercer County, resulting in four deaths.
The FDA issued an emergency-use authorization for this combination of drugs for treatment and mitigation of the impacts of COVID-19. In lockstep with Governor Phil Murphy’s order, only individuals who have tested positive according to the State’s guidelines, and have a prescription from their doctor, can obtain the course of treatment. Hydroxychloroquine must be prescribed for the treatment of COVID-19; supported by a positive test result AND documented on the hard copy prescription; and limited to a 14-day supply.
The current supply will be allocated to local hospitals, residents of Mercer County (with or without insurance) and first-responders. Greenhill Pharmacy will coordinate contactless delivery via pharmacy staff or courier free to all patients. The prescription will be delivered via courier after prior arrangements are made with the patient and/or their caretaker. In order to best verify and expedite the process, your doctor should send the prescription to Greenhill Pharmacy electronically.
“Thank you to Greenhill Pharmacy for not only helping Robbinsville, Hamilton and East Windsor, but all of Mercer County as we push forward together through this crisis,” Mayor Dave Fried said. “We are doing everything we possibly can to minimize the damage in this war against a potent, invisible enemy.”
“On behalf of everyone in Hamilton, I want to thank Greenhill Pharmacy as well as East Windsor and Robbinsville Townships for their partnership in our joint effort to fight COVID-19 and help the residents in our extended communities,” Hamilton Mayor Jeff Martin said.
“We are extremely grateful to Greenhill Pharmacy in East Windsor, always a pro- active local caring company, which once again has stepped up as our partner in this vital effort to help our communities at this critical time,” East Windsor Mayor Janice Mironov said.
On Tuesday Mercer County opened a drive-thru testing center at Quaker Bridge Mall in Lawrence. Tests are only given by appointment-only for symptomatic residents age 18 or older who have a prescription from their primary health care provider (PCP).
The East Windsor-based Greenhill Pharmacy is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Doctors and hospitals can contact the pharmacy at firstname.lastname@example.org.