Online Pharmacy Even More Accessible
MONTREAL, May 24, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Benoît Picard & Karl Desjardins' Pharmacy is launching the MedlockMD service, a smart, safe, and private locker that gives employees the opportunity to get their medication at work with a same-day service. This product comes in addition to Picard & Desjardins' complete online pharmacy service, which enables patients to avoid having to get to a pharmacy and waiting in lines. The MedlockMD service was designed to reduce the cost of medication and the financial contribution of businesses toward group insurance plans.
Ubisoft Montreal and two other large Canadian companies have already adhered to the MedlockMD service. Karl Desjardins, cofounder, states that "employers are looking for original ways of distinguishing themselves to attract and retain talent. The MedlockMD service is part of our mission of efficiently controlling the cost of medication while offering our patients throughout Quebec a new pharmacy experience."
Benoît Picard & Karl Desjardins' Pharmacy 2.0 business model focusses on technology and economies of scale to reach its objectives in reducing the cost of medication. Since this is a mail-order pharmacy, it sidesteps any fixed fees tied to the management of retailing. In addition, the use of generics is encouraged and the Pharmacy offers a service for recurring medication every three months, when appropriate, thus reducing professional fees associated with monthly services.
Entirely developed in Quebec by Benoît Picard & Karl Desjardins' Pharmacy, the MedlockMD service is now offered to all major employers, office towers, and other commercial buildings in the province of Quebec. Benoît Picard, cofounder, explains that "in the end, we hope to set up MedlockMD pickup points in locations most frequented by our patients."
A MedlockMD locker is installed on the company's premises. Employees can, when ordering their medication online, choose at which MedlockMD pickup point they want their medication to be delivered at no additional cost. Workers and their families also have access to pharmacists' full service, including answering questions patients may have regarding their health or pharmaceutical record.
When not in the workplace, Pharmacy patients continue to receive 24-48-hour delivery service at home or wherever they choose in the province of Quebec.
About Pharmacie Benoît Picard & Karl Desjardins Inc.
Established in 2016, the cofounders gave their Pharmacy the mission to control the increasing cost of medication in Quebec, which is a worrying trend, while embracing digitization to offer a simple, user-friendly, personalized, and safe alternative to employees and patients across the province. This approach seeks to stimulate competition and allow patients to easily obtain the price of their medication online in addition to offering a service for recurring medication every three months, encouraging the use of generic medication and enabling better treatment adherence thanks to technology. The Pharmacy's efforts were noted in an article entitled "Enquête sur les prix des médicaments : du simple au double!" by the magazine Protégez-vous in October 2017.
SOURCE Pharmacie Benoît Picard & Karl Desjardins Inc.