Drugstore pharmacy chains are beginning to experiment with the latest and greatest in drug delivery.
One brand, Roxy, is already offering free drug tests to customers, and its founder has even been using the platform to test his own customers.
Now, a pharmacy chain in Ohio has taken a different approach, using its own test to determine if a customer is eligible for a free drug test.
The company, The Ohio Pharmacy, is also testing the company’s online pharmacy test to find if people who have already tested positive for the drug are eligible for an expedited process to get a free test.
The company says that in addition to its online pharmacy service, the company has launched an email verification tool to allow customers to request a free sample.
If a customer tests positive for amphetamine-based drugs and does not respond to the request within 48 hours, they’ll be eligible for the expedited testing process.
The pharmacy says it has already started to see positive reactions from people who were tested.
“The response has been overwhelmingly positive, and the positive reactions have shown that there are people who are at a higher risk of having a reaction to this drug than other people who test positive,” CEO John Boulware told CNNMoney.
The service, which was launched on Tuesday, is available to customers who are in the US and Canada.
Boulwick says that if someone is a frequent user of the site, they may be able to request to be included in the expedite drug test process.
This is the first time an online pharmacy has been testing for drug-related issues, and Boulwood hopes to expand this program to other states.
“We think it will be a great opportunity for the community to be able take advantage of it,” he said.
Roxy, which has a pharmacy in Ohio, is one of several companies using their own drug testing program to identify people at higher risk for drug poisoning.
They also have a service called DrugScout that allows people to anonymously report suspicious activity.
The website also lets users search for drug stores to find the most recent sales, and allows users to add and remove pharmacies from their shopping lists.