Healthtab™ Signs Agreement For More Rexall® Pharmacy Locations


(MENAFN- GlobeNewsWire - Nasdaq) VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 04, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avricore Health Inc. (TSXV: AVCR, OTC: AVCRF) (“Avricore Health” or the“Company”) is pleased to announce further expansion of HealthTabTM with Rexall Pharmacy Group ULC (“Rexall”). The Companies have been working closely to develop the best patient approaches and internal workflows to ensure the most successful deployment of this powerful point-of-care testing platform.

“To successfully screen and manage chronic and infectious disease, healthcare systems need pharmacists to play an active role,” said Hector Bremner, CEO of Avricore Health.“To do this well pharmacists need the best tools to have confidence in their results and the data to drive deeper insights.”

Last September, the Company announced its first testing location within Rexall's Pharmacy Walk-In Clinic in Sherwood Park, Alberta. That location, a first for Rexall as well, offers both the Afinion 2TM blood-chemistry analyzer as well as the ID NowTM molecular platform by Abbott Rapid Diagnostics, giving patients quick access to their test results, and allowing for immediate consultation with their pharmacist.

The next steps will be to deploy a minimum of another 20 locations spread out between stores in Alberta and Ontario. After each deployment, the teams will collaborate to assess deployment workflow, refine processes and identify further deployment opportunities based on patient and pharmacist feedback.

With approximately 800 locations across Canada, HealthTab is expected to deepen its reach and empower more patients, and pharmacists, with health data insights that will drive better treatment plans, therapy adherence and patient outcomes.

About Rexall

With a dynamic history of innovation and growth dating back over a century, Rexall is a leading pharmacy retailer in Canada, dedicated to caring for Canadians' health, one person at a time. Operating approximately 400 pharmacies across Canada, Rexall's 8,000 employees provide compassionate care to patients, becoming their trusted health partners along their wellness journey.

Rexall is part of the Rexall Pharmacy Group ULC and a proud member of the global McKesson Canada Corporation family, a diversified healthcare company with deep roots in supporting patients across Canada.

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HealthTabTM Market Fast Facts

  • Point of Care Testing Market to reach $93.21 Billion USD in 2030 (Source )
  • Nearly 13.6 Million Canadians are expected to be diabetic or prediabetic by 2030, with many undiagnosed (Source )
  • Over 1 in 3 Americans, approximately 88 million people, have pre-diabetes (Source )
  • Close to 160,000 Canadians 20 years and older are diagnosed with heart disease each year, often it's only after a heart attack they are diagnosed. (Source )
  • There are more than 10,000 pharmacies in Canada, 88,000 pharmacies in the US, and nearly 12,000 in the UK.

About HealthTabTM

HealthTabTM is a turnkey point-of-care testing solution that combines best-in-class point-of-care technologies with a secure, cloud-based platform for tackling pressing global health issues. With just a few drops of blood from a finger prick, the system generates lab-accurate results on the spot and data is reported in real-time. The test menu includes up to 23 key biomarkers for screening and managing chronic diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease (e.g., HbA1c, Lipid Profile, eGFR). HealthTabTM has also recently added capabilities for bacterial and viral tests, such as strep and COVID-19.

The HealthTabTM network model is unlike anything in pharmacy today. It gives knowledgeable and trusted pharmacists a greater role in primary care delivery while empowering patients to take more control of their health. It also reduces costs and waiting times and provides many potential revenue streams including equipment leasing & consumables, direct access testing, disease prevention & management programs, sponsored health programs, decentralized clinical trials, real-world data (RWD) sets, and third-party app integration through API.

About Avricore Health Inc.

Avricore Health Inc. (TSXV: AVCR) is a pharmacy service innovator focused on acquiring and developing early-stage technologies aimed at moving pharmacy forward. Through its flagship offering HealthTabTM, a wholly owned subsidiary, the Company's mission is to make actionable health information more accessible to everyone by creating the world's largest network of rapid testing devices in community pharmacies.

Contact :

Avricore Health Inc.
Hector Bremner, CEO 604-773-8943
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