Thrifty White Pharmacy is committed to providing healthcare to small towns and cities in the rural Midwest that range from 1,000 to 90,000 in population. In 2003 Thrifty White Pharmacy opened it's first telepharmacy site. This concept allows a trained, certified and experienced pharmacy technician to fill and dispense prescription medications after being verified by a pharmacist over an audio-video link. This arrangement allows a community to continue pharmacy services even though the local drugstore has closed or the community is too small to support a traditional drug store. This technology allows patients to receive their medicine while they wait and still be able to talk to a pharmacist. Thrifty White Pharmacy currently operates multiple telepharmacy Stores in communities that otherwise would have no prescription services. We are committed to providing healthcare services to small rural communities wherever possible. We believe that our services and products must exceed the expectations of our customers. Our commitment to our community starts with our local store employee owner. Many of our pharmacists have chosen to live and work in towns and communities similar to where they were born and raised. Thrifty White is working closely with the College of Pharmacy at North Dakota State University and its pharmacy students. Today the University and Thrifty White have opened the "Thrifty White Concept Pharmacy" to provide students with an environment and unique experience that they would not be able to get in any other school in the country. The Concept Pharmacy emphasizes a retail community pharmacy practice. Students from all four years of the professional program study and experience the latest techniques in such areas as drug distribution systems, telepharmacy, automation, nursing home practice, disease state management and patient education.