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Jean Coutu adds Rx snap and send feature to app

BY David Salazar

VARENNES, Quebec — Canada’s Jean Coutu Group announced Wednesday that it had added a feature to its mobile app. Now customers who use the app can take a photo of their prescription and send it to their pharmacist through their in-app health record. Prescriptions can then be prepared in advance and picked up. 
 
“Today, time is of the essence; this simple and convenient service will help patients and pharmacists maximize their time and focus on the release of treatment information when patients come and get their medications,” Jean Coutu Group SVP pharmacy and governmental affairs Richard Mayrand said. “We are proud to have contributed to this Web service development.”
 
The app is currently available for iOS and Android operating systems, and its health record feature allows users to manage their prescriptions, as well as request prescription renewals for one or more family member and scan prescription labels to request a refill. 
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Alliance for Aging Research posts ‘pocket film’ on safe medication disposal

BY Michael Johnsen

 
 
WASHINGTON – The Alliance for Aging Research earlier this month introduced the third video in a series of "pocket films" to educate consumers on how to safely choose, take, store and dispose of medications. The latest video instructs consumers on proper medication disposal. 
 
Recognizing that an estimated 40% of sold medications end up unused, and that safe medication disposal is often overlooked, the Alliance for Aging Research's latest “pocket film” offers consumers a simple step-by-step guide on safe disposal. This free resource covers disposal of both over-the-counter and prescription medications and is available for online viewing, download or on DVD.
 
“Safely disposing of your medications protects your health, the environment and loved ones in your life,” stated Lindsay Clarke, Alliance VP health programs. “This expert-reviewed short film gives a simple, brief introduction to this sometimes complex topic. We encourage health professionals, patient education providers, community health departments and all organizations focused on medication safety to use it as a resource to educate patients and consumers.”
 
Film topics include:
 
  • How to dispose of medications at home in three simple steps;
  • Why certain medications must be flushed;
  • Tips on where to dispose of medications outside the home, such as through take-back programs; and
  • How to keep personal information safe. 
 
This film was produced in collaboration with the CHPA Educational Foundation.
 
 
 
 
 
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Procera Health enters energy market with Procera XTF

BY Michael Johnsen
TAMPA, Fla. – Procera Health on Tuesday announced the launch of Procera XTF, a naturally derived, fast-acting energy product.  
 
Designed to help consumers increase energy to meet the demands of today's performance-driven society, doctor-formulated Procera XTF provides a noticeable surge in energy while supporting focus, cognitive function and general brain health with naturally-sourced, quality ingredients at optimal levels.  Procera XTF was recently awarded a U.S. patent, making it the second patented product in the Procera line.  
 
"Given the demands of this fast-paced world, we saw the need for a fast-acting, non-prescription nutritional product that supports energy and focus without health repercussions," stated Scott Eibel, CEO Procera Health. "Procera XTF satisfies that demand, with natural sources of caffeine at moderate levels that won't lead to a 'caffeine crash,' B vitamins and Procera AVH, our patented, proprietary blend of ingredients found in our full line of brain health products, which consumers have used millions of times in the past decade to support cognitive function."
 
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