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TORONTO — Industry leaders at an annual retail pharmacy conference in Canada got a look at a kiosk that allows patients to order prescription drugs through an Internet connection.
TCE Group announced the introduction of its Pharma Kiosk, or PK+ terminal at the annual meeting of the Canadian Association of Chain Drug Stores in Toronto.
"Many of the high-level leaders we spoke to during the conference embraced this type of industry change by using technology to increase customers' confidence," TCE Group president Amr Bannis said. "Many influential leaders understand that customers are so busy with work and other family obligations, it is often difficult to find the time to stand in line at traditional pharmacies and wait while their prescriptions are being filled."
The kiosk is designed to be located at any site, including such remote locations as office towers and shopping malls.
"By offering a PK+ terminal on site where customers work or shop, drug stores can offer yet another way to help them save time and money by filling their prescriptions via PK+ and receiving related healthcare services and information," Bannis said.