TORONTO, June 20, 2019 /CNW/ - PocketPills, Canada's first full-service online pharmacy that delivers pre-sorted medication directly to patients, today announces the launch of its services in Ontario. Currently available in BC, Alberta, Yukon and Northwest Territories, the expansion will provide online access to medication to nearly 24 million Canadians.
Starting today, residents in Ontario can fill and manage prescriptions through the use of the PocketPills app. Medication is pre-sorted by dose into individual PocketPacks, so patients can manage their medication easily. A low dispensing free and free delivery make medication affordable, and pharmacists are available via live chat, phone or email to provide consultations instantly.
"We're incredibly proud to be providing convenient, accessible and affordable medication to residents of Ontario," says Harj Samra, CEO of PocketPills. "Managing medication is an ongoing challenge in Canada, with 50% of Canadians not taking their medication as prescribed. With prescription orders and refills managed through our app, and free doorstep delivery, we hope to significantly reduce this number."
The expansion of PocketPills services into Ontario follows the completion of a $2 million seed round. Led by WaterBridge Ventures, funding from the seed round has been instrumental to PocketPills' expansion across Canada, with the company slated to launch in Manitoba later this summer.
For more information on PocketPills visit: www.pocketpills.com.
Through technology, PocketPills is helping pharmacists and consumers by changing the way that prescriptions are filled, delivered and taken. Established by two pharmacists and an engineer in 2018, PocketPills was formed with the vision that medication should be managed more safely, easily and cost effectively. A low $7 dispensing fee, high generic utilization and free delivery makes medications affordable, and the PocketPacks system and app help you manage your medications and take them on time, as prescribed.
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