Propeller Health announced today that users of its Propeller app are now able to access pharmacy services from CVS, Walmart, Kroger and Rite-Aid directly through that app.
The Madison, Wis.–based company launched the app in January 2019, giving Walgreens patients the option to manage their asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease medication regimen within the mobile app. Using the My Pharmacy feature, people were supposed to be able to refill prescriptions at Walgreen pharmacies, locate a nearby pharmacy and chat with a pharmacist.
With Walgreens on board and the addition of CVS, Walmart, Kroger and Rite-Aid, Propeller now has five of the seven largest pharmaceutical providers in the U.S. connected to the app, representing more than 50% of total U.S. market share for prescription pharmaceuticals, according to the Drug Channels Institute.
Propeller sensors are designed to attach to existing inhalers and provide insights on medication use, symptom triggers and environmental factors to the app on the patient’s smartphone, allowing them to share information with clinicians. The latest update to the app also allows users to select their preferred pharmacy in the “Records” tab of the app. The new pharmacy services will be available on the app this week, according to Propeller Health.
“We know that medication management can be an additional burden for people living with asthma and COPD,” Propeller Health chief technology officer Greg Tracy said in a news release. “We hope that creating a convenient way to refill prescriptions and locate nearby pharmacies from the Propeller app makes life easier for our users.”