Imagine having the assistance of a pharmacist when shopping for over-the-counter meds. Scandinavian Outcomes AB, a Swedish consulting firm, has released the Medicinera.se app for iOS and Android that promises to ease drug shopping through the help of a ‘virtual pharmacist’.
Currently it is only available in Swedish and works with European drugs and drug names. But, if you’ve got hemorrojder and are visiting Sweden, you might just have a way to buy the right cream without having to explain yourself to a real person behind the counter that may not speak your language.
The Virtual pharmacist service is integrated in the app Medicinera.se and consists of a robot with artificial intelligence specialized in pharmacy. The service supports consumers in chosing the right over-the-counter drug for more than a hundred of everyday ailments that can be self treated. The Virtual pharmacist answers users questions in Swedish in real time, and provides answers that are up-todate, impartial and quality assured by licensed Swedish pharmacists.
iTunes link: Medicinera.se