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 the service since it launched a little over 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.”

Customer research shows women, predominantly 20-38, and then older men and women are the highest users. In another partnership, Tonic has shared technology with House Call Doctor so that after-hours home visiting doctors can use the app for writing prescriptions.

Original Source: Sunshine Coast Daily | 7 May 2019