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Pin Rx to Close 

Governor John Baldacci says an interim service has been set up for the three-thousand Mainecare members who used the mail order Pin Rx system.

Pin Rx told the state it’s closing its doors after losing its pharmacist, and assessing the long-term financial viability of the business.

The Indian Island business had also recently come under scrutiny by the the board of pharmacy, which was questioning nearly two-hundred thousand prescriptions filled by Pin Rx, to see if they were filled through illegal internet sites.

Pin Rx opened in 2005, and was run by the Penobscot Indian Nation.

While Maine looks for a new mail order system, a team of pharmacists appointed by the state will go to Pin Rx to fill prescriptions.