The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc.
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The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc.

March 30, 2016 08:00 ET

A Flash, a Click, and That's It! Jean Coutu Introduces an Image Transmission Service for New Prescriptions

A new service accessible via the Jean Coutu mobile application, available on iOS and Android

VARENNES, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - March 30, 2016) -

Editors Note: There is a background video associated with this press release.

The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. ("The Jean Coutu Group" or the "Corporation") (TSX:PJC.A) and the network affiliated pharmacists-owners innovate and announce the introduction of an image transmission service for new prescriptions. As soon as patients receive new prescriptions from their doctors, they can now take pictures of their prescriptions and send them to their pharmacists using their Health Record available on the Jean Coutu mobile application. Prescriptions can then be prepared in advance.

"Today, time is of the essence; this simple and convenient service will help patients and pharmacists maximize their time and focus on the release of treatment information when patients come and get their medications. We are proud to have contributed to this Web service development", explained Mr. Richard Mayrand, Senior Vice President, Pharmacy and Governmental Affairs at the Jean Coutu Group.

The Jean Coutu application now available on iOS and Android

All the Health Record's convenient functionalities are now accessible on the Jean Coutu application in IOS and Android versions. The Health Record therefore becomes a most valuable tool to manage prescriptions, to be used anywhere at the most convenient time. In addition to the new prescription image transmission, there are many other mobile benefits:

  • Complete a simultaneous request for prescription renewals for one or several family members.
  • Receive an It's Ready! notification to advise patients via email or text that their prescriptions are ready to be picked up.
  • Access the Family Health Record prescription list.
  • Share a Health Record access with someone else.
  • Scan a prescription label to ask for a renewal.

The Jean Coutu mobile application can be downloaded in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. This application is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad devices, and with most smartphones and Android tablets.

About The Jean Coutu Group

The Jean Coutu Group is one of the most trusted names in Canadian pharmacy retailing. The Corporation operates a network of 416 franchised stores located in the provinces of Quebec, New Brunswick and Ontario under the banners of PJC Jean Coutu, PJC Clinique, PJC Santé and PJC Santé Beauté, which employs close to 20,000 people. Furthermore, the Jean Coutu Group owns Pro Doc Ltd ("Pro Doc"), a Quebec-based subsidiary and manufacturer of generic drugs.

To view the background video associated with this press release, please visit the following link: https://youtu.be/UHcIILSRqPM

Contact Information

  • The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc.
    Helene Bisson
    Vice President, Communications
    450-646-9611, ext. 1165
    hbisson@jeancoutu.com

    Frederic D. Tremblay
    Manager, Events and Sponsorships / Public Relations
    W: 450-646-9611, ext. 1400
    C: 514-805-9525
    ftremblay@jeancoutu.com