Self-serve pharmacy opens in Florida

Pharmabox launched the first automated retail store in Florida. The self-serve kiosk carries more than 140 items typically found in brand-name pharmacies such as Target, Rite Aid, Osco, CVS, Sav-on or Walgreens.

Items include cold and allergy medicines, digestive products, personal health items, pediatric medicines, beverages, suntan lotions, contraceptives and more.

Access to the "box" is available 24 hours a day. Pharmabox plans to install the kiosks in locations such as airports, train stations, universities, business centers, malls, and other areas where a retail store is not conveniently located.

"We are very excited that these brand new units are in Florida," said Alejandro Rodriguez, founder and CEO of Pharmabox. "This is where our corporate headquarters is located, and we are proud to have these amazing systems in our own neighborhoods, where they will provide multiple benefits to the people of South Florida."

The pharmacy retail space is rapidly changing as traditional brands look for innovative and technological ways to reach consumers. For example, last month Rite Aid teamed up with HealthSpot, a provider of health care technology, to open stations inside 25 of the retailer's Ohio pharmacies. Through these HealthSpot stations, shoppers will be able to access health care services.

CVS (NYSE:CVS) recently launched a digital innovation lab in Boston to design cutting-edge digital services for a personalized pharmacy and health experiences. In addition, Walgreens (NASDAQ:WBA) partnered with telehealth service provider MDLIVE to offer customers a virtual doctor visit, at any time of day, through its mobile application.

For more:
-See this Pharmabox press release

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