NowRx will allow you to order prescriptions on Alexa 9:01 AM ET Sat, 14 Oct 2017 | 01:16NowRx wants to make standing in line at the pharmacy a thing of the past.
This month, its users will have the option to order prescription medications via a virtual home assistant, such as the Amazon Echo or Google Home. A robot then registers to the request and dispenses the medication within minutes, and a car will deliver it within hours.
The Silicon Valley start-up claims that this is the first voice application for medication ordering.
A wave of pharmacy startups in the Bay Area are trying to replace the hassle of waiting in a line at the drugstore with the ease of just opening the front door to get a prescription. These new companies offer everything from on-demand delivery or 24-hour access to pharmacists to smartphone apps designed to make sure patients take their medications.