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Is Medication Delivery In Our Future?

A new startup company in New York City, ZipDrug, is beginning to make headlines by being the first independent delivery service to transport prescription medications.

Though ZipDrug prefers to compare itself to ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft, particularly in how you can track the deliveryperson’s progress in real time, and in how you can pay for the service online, but in actuality ZipDrug is probably closer to the grocery delivery services which first popped up during the Dot Com Boom.

Instead of giving ordinary people some basic training and sending them out in their own cars to cut costs, ZipDrug makes sure its deliverypersons are familiar with patient privacy laws and that they collect a signature upon delivery. They also don’t deliver controlled medications that require a government ID to purchase.

Of course, ZipDrug is hardly the first company to offer a medication delivery service. After all, the connection is fairly obvious when you consider how many disabled and limited mobility people are out there who need regular prescriptions, and many major pharmacies, including CVS and Walgreens, already offer delivery options. Some pharmacies even operate exclusively by mail order.

ZipDrug’s main advantage, then, is the fact that it’s tech-forward and operates independently of any pharmacy. This means that they’re free to hunt down the biggest bargains wherever they may be, and depending on the prescription prices they may even be able to save their customers more money in discounts than the price of their services.

Still, one way you may be able to save even more money on prescription drugs is to use a pharmacy discount card the one offered by USA Rx. A USA Rx card can save you up to 75 percent on prescription medications, it’s accepted in virtually every pharmacy nationwide, and it’s free for anyone to join. In fact, ZipDrug and its future competitors may be able to benefit directly by signing up their customers with a sponsored deal. You can find out more by calling us at 888-277-3911 or by sending us an email at [email protected]

Published February 16th, 2016 by USA Rx
Fact Checked by Chris Riley

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