Picking up a prescription could soon be as easy as making a withdrawal from an ATM.
The Defense Health Agency's TRICARE division is exploring machines developed by MedAvail that could dispense prescription medication. The company is piloting several machines, and military health officials say they are monitoring their progress.
TRICARE serves about 9.4 million beneficiaries, including about 5.4 million retirees and their family members.
“It could be a game-changer,” said Kathy Beasley, director of health affairs for the Military Officers Association of America and a retired captain in the Navy. “It's worth trying.”
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