Pharmacy of the future opens in Winnipeg
May 11, 2022
TORONTO – Mednow Inc., Canada’s on-demand virtual pharmacy, has launched in Winnipeg to serve the province of Manitoba. This Canadian health-tech company, founded by pharmacists, offers unlimited virtual pharmacist consults, fast, free medication delivery, and advanced technology to help address medication non-adherence – a problem that can result in the worsening of a patient’s condition, hospitalization or emergency room visits.
“We’re thrilled to serve Manitobans from within Manitoba. This launch is part of our plan to have a national presence across Canada while also serving our patients from where they live. The strategy to have a presence in each province we serve ensures we are able to deliver on our promise of providing a higher level of care, which we believe drives our growth,” said Karim Nassar (pictured), CEO, Mednow.
Mednow is focused on improving the delivery of pharmacy services in Canada through digitization to provide better patient access to healthcare professionals and to help prevent medication non-adherence.
Mednow’s 2,500 sq. ft. Winnipeg-based distribution centre and frontline pharmacy is located at 584 St. Mary’s Rd., and represents a significant local investment. It is powered by the latest in automated prescription fulfillment and dispensing technology. This newest addition to Mednow’s growing national footprint enables free, same-day prescription delivery in Winnipeg and many surrounding suburban areas and free two-day delivery in rural areas.
“We believe patients have the right to have the same high expectations as consumers. Our goal is to provide better, faster, quality service through the pharmacy of the future,” said Nassar.
With the tap of an app, or a click in a browser, Mednow patients, such as busy parents juggling multiple prescriptions, caregivers, and seniors, can interact with pharmacists for things like medical reviews, care plans and consultations, and order prescribed and over-the-counter medications for fast, free delivery. Patients can also easily view their full medication history and receive automatic prescription refills.
Mednow’s PillSmart makes daily medications and supplements easy to take and hard to forget. PillSmart safely packages medications into easy to open individual packs, each printed with the contents, date and time of the next dose. This ensures patients don’t forget their important mediations and supplements and eliminates accidental double-dosing. Mednow also offers Karie, an automatic medication dispenser that organizes, schedules, and delivers medication with the touch of a button.
About Mednow Inc.
Mednow is a healthcare technology company offering virtual access with a high standard of care. Designed with accessibility and quality of care in mind, Mednow.ca provides virtual pharmacy and telemedicine services as well as doctor home visits through an interdisciplinary approach to healthcare that is focused on the patient experience. Mednow’s services include free at-home delivery of medications, a user-friendly interface for easy upload, transfer, and refill of prescriptions, access to healthcare professionals through an intuitive chat experience, a specialized PillSmart system that packages prescriptions and vitamins by date and time, and doctor consultations. To learn more, follow Mednow on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram, or visit the website at www.mednow.ca.