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Pillz – the app for prescription medication order
A new website is attempting to make it easier for people to get their medications filled.
Launched last week, Pillz is a web application that lets you order prescriptions online.
You login through either a Facebook or Google account and create a profile with your date of birth, phone number, email, provincial health plan information (e.g. OHIP) and whatever third-party benefits you have.
Once you have created a profile, you simply upload a photo of your prescription and choose from a database of pharmacies where you want it filled. The pharmacy will then contact you when it’s ready to be picked up. For security reasons, you will need to present the original paper prescription before picking up your meds.
The goal of the web app is to cut down on wait times for prescriptions and the experience is obviously better than trying to get a prescription filled on the spot. The pharmacy database, which you search either by using your current location or with a postal code, brings up both large and small pharmacies. So you could find ones you didn’t know about that are closer or have better hours.
Pillz is available across Canada, except in Quebec and the three territories.