MIAMI, June 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmabox, Inc., (www.pharmabox.com), the developer of the world's first fully automated drugstore that contains the top selling brands in the nation, said today that their new self-service system is a vital component in helping over 60-million Americans seek remedies and treatments for their illnesses. The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) estimates that without readily available Over-the-Counter (OTC) medicines, 60-million Americans would not seek treatment. Furthermore, OTC medicines provide $102 billion in savings to the U.S. healthcare system.
This ground-breaking analysis from the CHPA helps illustrate the importance OTC medicines provide to people – especially in underserved and lower economic areas - where access to healthcare is difficult or too expensive.
Using OTC products in the appropriate situation can be an important first line of treatment for a variety of conditions. It is usually the least expensive option for many people, and every dollar spent by consumers on OTC medicines saves the U.S. healthcare system $6-7 dollars.
"Our goal is to bring these important medicines, along with other personal necessities, to people in underserved areas," says Alejandro Rodriguez, Founder and CEO Pharmabox. "We have basically miniaturized a complete pharmacy, and can offer consumers the top 140 items that are typically sold in a Walgreens, Rite-Aid or CVS, and have made them available in a self-service kiosk that can be available 24-hours a day."
Pharmabox is intending to place these innovative systems in areas that people live, work, and congregate, such as apartment complexes, colleges, business centers, and existing retail stores in underserved areas.
"Many neighborhoods don't have a drug store or even a big box store like Walmart or Target," Rodriguez commented. "But they may have a convenience store like a 7-11. Imagine how helpful it would be to the community if those stores now carried a miniature pharmacy – with all the items people need," he added. "It would be good for the business and great for the community."
Pharmabox is now accepting applications from stores, location managers, businesses and entrepreneurs for system placements nationwide. Interested parties are encouraged to contact Pharmabox, as territories are limited.
For more information, contact Pharmabox at: 800-560-0914, or visit: www.pharmabox.com
SOURCE Pharmabox, Inc.