PharmaTrust(TM) Signs Partnership Agreement with the Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation Community to Deploy a MedCentre

November 1, 2010

TORONTO, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ – PharmaTrust has signed the first agreement of
its kind to provide a MedCentre to a First Nation community in northern
Ontario. In a signing ceremony on October 29(th) the Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation community finalized an agreement
with PharmaTrust for the deployment of a MedCentre, which will give the
community the option of convenient 24/7 access to pharmacy services.

“PharmaTrust is thrilled that the Sagamok community is leading the way
in the adoption of this technology,” said Don Waugh, CEO of
PharmaTrust. “This is just the first of many rural and remote
communities that will benefit from the adoption of a MedCentre, as we
anticipate deployments in other northern and rural communities in the
near future.”

The Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation community is located on the north
shore of Lake Huron with an on reserve population of 1,400 people of
the Ojibwe, Odawa and Pottawatomi tribes.

“We are looking forward to the increased convenience and accessibility
of pharmacy services that the MedCentre will bring to our community,”
said Chief Paul Eshkakogan. “The PharmaTrust MedCentre is a unique
technology that will make health services more available to our

The PharmaTrust MedCentres use advanced robotic, scanning and
video-conference technology to connect individuals in real-time to a
pharmacist in another location, take a digital scan of a prescription
and then select the appropriate medication and release it to the
patient. This is a process which is controlled remotely by the
pharmacist at the other end of the video conference. This video
conference technology means the MedCentre could also work as a platform
to connect remote communities to other primary care providers such as

“As the Administrator for the Sagamok First Nation, I am thrilled that
our community will have greatly improved access to pharmacy services,”
said Laura Owl, Acting Director of Operations for the Sagamok
Anishnawbek First Nation Community. “I look forward to collaborating
with the PharmaTrust pharmacists to improve patient care and

The PharmaTrust MedCentre will be a completely managed solution at no
cost to the community with installation anticipated in early 2011.

“We feel this agreement is a historic event in the development and
delivery of health services for Aboriginal and First Nation people
across the province,” said Don Waugh. “We are actively seeking out
other communities for the adoption of MedCentres and look forward to
this technology connecting these communities to needed health care
services in an unprecedented way.”

About Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation:

Sagamok’s culture and language is Anishnawbek and is made up of the
Ojibwe, Odawa and Pottawatomi tribes. Also known as the Three Fires
Peoples, the community members of Sagamok number well over 2000. A
little over 50% of the membership lives on reserve, with the remainder
living in urban locations.

Sagamok is an ancestor based community that is known for its diversity,
prosperity and growth. Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation is the only
First Nation in Ontario that is a registered International Standard
Organization (ISO).

About PharmaTrust(TM) Inc.:

PharmaTrust(TM) is the developer, manufacturer and operator of the PharmaTrust(TM) line of remote healthcare technologies and services. The PharmaTrust
MedCentre(TM) creates a new strategic choice for healthcare industries to deliver
innovative telemedicine and pharmacy services.

The PharmaTrust MedCentre(TM) is a complete pharmacist controlled, automated pharmacy dispensing
system. It can dispense over 2000 different medications, is 100%
remotely pharmacist controlled and audited and can put 24-hour
pharmacies anywhere without the barriers of time, distance, language or
costs of traditional pharmacies.

SOURCE PharmaTrust

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