PocketPills Partners with Pacific Blue Cross to Bring Accessible Medication to British Columbians

Vancouver, BC, April 02, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PocketPills, Canada’s first tech-driven pharmacy, today announced their partnership with British Columbia’s leading extended health care benefits provider, Pacific Blue Cross. Through the partnership, PocketPills is recognized as a member of the Pacific Blue Cross Preferred Pharmacy Network (PPN), guaranteeing PBC members a low dispensing fee of $7, low pharmacy mark-ups and free delivery of prescription medications.

“Through partnerships like this one with Pacific Blue Cross, we are able to make prescription drugs accessible and affordable to more British Columbians than ever,” says Harj Samra, founder of PocketPills. “We’re proud to be simplifying the pharmacy experience for Canadians, no matter their location.”

Through PocketPills’ pharmacy platform, Pacific Blue Cross members can instantly connect with pharmacists and manage their medications online. In addition to free medication delivery, PocketPills sorts members’ medications by dose into easy-to-open PocketPacks. Each PocketPack includes the date and time, making it easier to take medications as prescribed.
Automation technology improves the pharmacy workflow, making pharmacists more accessible to patients via phone or live chat. As a result, PocketPills has the potential to increase medication adherence, improving overall health outcomes for members.

“As a Member-first organization, we strive to bring healthy coverage, healthy service and healthy savings to the 1 in 3 British Columbians who rely on us for their health benefits,” says John Crawford, President and CEO of Pacific Blue Cross. “Our Preferred Pharmacy Network helps to lower out of pocket costs for our Members, and our partnership with PocketPills can also save our Member’s time with the added convenience of an innovative delivery model serving the entire province.”

For more information on PocketPills visit: www.pocketpills.com.

For more information on the Pacific Blue Cross, Preferred Pharmacy Network click here.

About PocketPills
By combining technology and personalized service, PocketPills is improving the way that prescriptions are filled, delivered, and managed. Established by two pharmacists and an engineer in 2018, PocketPills was formed with the vision of making medication management simple. No more sorting pills, waiting in line, or chasing refills - a low $7 dispensing fee and free delivery makes medications affordable, and PocketPills’ platform and app help you take your medications on time, as prescribed.

About Pacific Blue Cross
Pacific Blue Cross is British Columbia’s number one health benefits provider. Based in Burnaby, BC, the not-for-profit organization provides health, dental, life, disability and travel coverage for 1 in 3 British Columbians through group benefits and individual plans. As part of its mission to improve health and wellbeing in BC, Pacific Blue Cross proactively supports charitable organizations across the province working to improve health outcomes.

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