GLOBAL BIOPHARMACEUTICAL company Sanofi partnered with the e-pharmacy services of Watsons Personal Care Philippines, Southstar Drug, and Rose Pharmacy for the delivery of its prescription medicines.
This includes medicines that need cold chain management, as well as those not previously available for delivery such as insulin.
Patients with prescriptions for diabetes, hypertension, kidney, and chronic diseases can order their medications through the aforementioned e-pharmacy services and either have them delivered to their addresses or picked up at their preferred pharmacy branch.
The three pharmacies have systems for the validation of the prescriptions as required by law.
To help meet the demand for insulin and other drugs requiring cold chain management, Sanofi provided its expertise on cold chain management and standardized the handling of medicines.
Deliveries are handled through the pharmacies’ logistics partners. Watsons delivers via the superapp Grab; Rose Pharmacy, via RosExpress or Lalamove, and LBC for areas outside Metro Manila and Metro Cebu; Southstar Drug, via LBC.
Cash on delivery and credit card payments are accepted by all three pharmacies.
“We continue to create these innovative solutions to meet the needs of our patients,” said Dr. Amal Makhloufi Benchouk, country lead for Sanofi Philippines, in a press release. “We always endeavor to improve patient access to proper treatment and education, and with these collaborations, we’re ensuring that patients with diabetes from all over the country have access to innovative medicine.” — Patricia B. Mirasol