Australia’s first prescription medicine delivery app is expanding to the Sunshine Coast after successful trials in Brisbane.

Tonic, which allows people to scan prescriptions and have medication and over-the-counter products delivered to their home or office, is getting more pharmacies on board across the Sunshine Coast.

“People can have a special relationship with their pharmacist, and we respect that, but sometimes when you’re sick or if you can’t get to the chemist you need an alternative,” co-founder Adam Gilmore said.

In Brisbane where the app launched, thousands of people have used it since it started a year ago.

“A pharmacist does a phone consult before dispensing the medication and the feedback we receive is that mums particularly like it because if they have a sick child, or worse they’re not well, they don’t need to take everyone out to get the medicine they need.”

Tonic has also shared technology with House Call Doctor so after-hours home-visiting doctors can use the app to write prescriptions.

Original Source: Coolum and North Shore News | 17 May 2019