ReportersNotebook — Chain Pharmacy, 12/10/12

SUPPLIER NEWS — MediSafe Project has launched what it called the first cloud-synced mobile app to help prevent emergencies caused by over- or under-dosing medications. 


NCR Corp. is partnering with health kiosk maker SoloHealth to provide on-site repairs to its interactive consumer healthcare kiosks at retailers as SoloHealth rolls them out around the country. The stations provide screenings for vision, blood pressure, weight, symptoms checking, body mass index and overall health.


TCE Group announced the introduction of its Pharma Kiosk, or PK+. The kiosk allows patients to order prescription drugs through an Internet connection and is designed to be located at any site, including such remote locations as office towers and shopping malls.


RETAIL NEWS — Kerr Drug has broadened its services with a new mobile pharmacy application. Powered by mScripts, the solution enables Kerr Drug customers to refill prescriptions and receive pickup and dosage reminders through the convenience of their mobile phones. Smartphone users can access the store locator, weekly specials and do a quick refill by scanning the QR code on prescription bottles. A text-messaging option for nonsmartphone users enables patients to receive many of the same benefits.

Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy has launched a mobile app for patients to manage their prescriptions. The app, which operates on a secure network created by San Francisco-based mScripts, includes dosage reminders, health information and features for getting prescription refills and pickup reminders. The company also launched a new mobile website at M.pharmaca.com.

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