Uber expanding prescription deliveries

Uber expanding prescription deliveries
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Uber announced on Wednesday that it is expanding its prescription delivery service.

The ride-sharing forum said in a blog post that it is partnering with prescription drug delivery service ScriptDrop ion a partnership that would allow pharmacies in 37 states to offer delivery services.

The company plans on expanding the service in “the coming weeks and months”

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Uber said that it would become the default application for pharmacies that use ScriptDrop, depending on where they are and if drivers are available.  Uber also said that the partnership will help provide additional earnings opportunities for delivery people using Uber.

“This past year has shown us now more than ever that pharmacies need more effective ways to get patients the prescriptions they need,” ScriptDrop CEO  Amanda Epp said in the blog post. “Being able to combine ScriptDrop’s integrated interface with Uber’s technology means that pharmacies of all sizes will be better equipped to improve prescription adherence and serve the most vulnerable of their communities.” 

The expansion comes as the pandemic led people to look for more convenient ways to get their medications delivered. It also comes as tech companies seek to get into the health care industry.

Uber partnered with NimbleRx in August to launch its prescription delivery solution through the Uber Eats App.

Amazon expanded its virtual health program Amazon Care earlier this month, which also includes prescription delivery services.