New York-based tech startup Zipdrug announced the launch of a mobile app that offers on-demand delivery of prescription drugs.
To get access to the service, a patient creates a profile on the app, which includes a photo and an insurance card, and then enters the prescription and local pharmacy information, New York Post reported. Then, patients can have the drugs delivered to an address of their request.
For $10 in Manhattan, a bike messenger will bring the drugs within one hour. The idea, according to founder and CEO Stu Libby, is that many trips to the pharmacy are unpleasant due to long lines or ailing patients. He wants to relieve consumers of this burden and let them make these purchases from the comfort of their own homes.
Zipdrug is also in talks to create a telemedicine service that allows patients to consult with doctors online or over the phone. Walgreens (NASDAQ:WBA) already hosts a similar service through a partnership with telehealth service provider MDLIVE, which offers customers a virtual doctor visit. Customers on the Walgreens website can access a U.S. board-certified doctor, at any time of day, through its mobile application.
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