Welcome!

News Feed Item

First-of-Its-Kind App Launched by GetMyRx Lets Patients Fill Prescription Medications Instantly

GetMyRx Inc., a mobile technology company dedicated to improving the convenience of the retail pharmacy experience, today launched an easy-to-use app that enables people to order prescriptions instantly from their phones, confirm their copays upfront, and have medications delivered the same day at no extra cost. The first-of-its-kind service went live in Miami this week, and will expand in coming weeks to New York, San Francisco and other metro markets. The GetMyRx® app, the “Uber” of prescription drugs, can be downloaded for free on the Apple App Store.

A Harvard University Study of nearly 280,000 patients found that one in three adults who receive a new prescription never even take it to the pharmacy. Hassle and procrastination are the most widely cited reasons for this form of non-adherence. According to the New England Healthcare Institute, a nonprofit health-policy organization, patients who do not take their medications as prescribed by their doctors cost the U.S. health care system an estimated $290 billion in avoidable medical spending every year.

Jorge Bertran MD, a family physician on Key Biscayne, Fla., is an early adopter of the GetMyRx service. “It is crucial that patients properly adhere to medical prescriptions. Watching my patients use the GetMyRx app in my office, I can rest assured that they will start treatment immediately. When patients wait a day or two, they are less likely to fill the prescription and their condition may worsen, requiring a new medication, higher dosage or even hospitalization,” said Dr. Bertran. “Proper medication usage can save lives and improve outcomes.”

GetMyRx is the first app to support new or existing, paper or electronic prescriptions. Users can place a first-time order in about a minute. The app matches the user’s location with a nearby pharmacy to fill and deliver it after confirming the user’s copayment information in advance. (Watch a 30-second video of how GetMyRx works.)

“While much attention has been given to the problem of medication non-adherence, most efforts have been directed toward helping people stay on treatment. GetMyRx is the first solution to focus on the 30 percent of new prescriptions that never get filled in the first place,” said founder and CEO Luis Angel. “With the GetMyRx app, consumers no longer need to waste time driving or standing in line at pharmacies in order to get basic prescription medications.”

Previously, Angel developed the payment and delivery platform for DeRemate, an e-commerce site, and spent eight years leading sales and marketing teams at Novartis where he saw first-hand the frustration experienced by physicians with patient non-adherence. Becoming a father in 2010, he became keenly aware of the hassle commonly experienced by American families when filling prescriptions. With his technology and pharmaceutical expertise, Angel left Novartis to found GetMyRx in early 2013. The company plans to expand across major U.S. metro areas in 2014.

About GetMyRx Inc.

GetMyRx Inc. was founded with the mission of eliminating the hassle and simplifying the process of buying prescription medications. The GetMyRx mobile app lets consumers order prescriptions in seconds, and receive same-day home delivery by local pharmacies at no additional charge. The GetMyRx mobile app can be downloaded for free on the Apple App Store, with service available in Miami, and coming soon to New York, San Francisco and other major metro markets. Learn more at www.getmyrx.com.

GetMyRx is a registered trademark.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Microservices are a very exciting architectural approach that many organizations are looking to as a way to accelerate innovation. Microservices promise to allow teams to move away from monolithic "ball of mud" systems, but the reality is that, in the vast majority of organizations, different projects and technologies will continue to be developed at different speeds. How to handle the dependencies between these disparate systems with different iteration cycles? Consider the "canoncial problem" ...
After more than five years of DevOps, definitions are evolving, boundaries are expanding, ‘unicorns’ are no longer rare, enterprises are on board, and pundits are moving on. Can we now look at an evolution of DevOps? Should we? Is the foundation of DevOps ‘done’, or is there still too much left to do? What is mature, and what is still missing? What does the next 5 years of DevOps look like? In this Power Panel at DevOps Summit, moderated by DevOps Summit Conference Chair Andi Mann, panelists l...
SYS-CON Events announced today that delaPlex will exhibit at SYS-CON's @CloudExpo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. delaPlex pioneered Software Development as a Service (SDaaS), which provides scalable resources to build, test, and deploy software. It’s a fast and more reliable way to develop a new product or expand your in-house team.
Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, director/senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, will discuss the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.
With the proliferation of both SQL and NoSQL databases, organizations can now target specific fit-for-purpose database tools for their different application needs regarding scalability, ease of use, ACID support, etc. Platform as a Service offerings make this even easier now, enabling developers to roll out their own database infrastructure in minutes with minimal management overhead. However, this same amount of flexibility also comes with the challenges of picking the right tool, on the right ...
910Telecom exhibited at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, in November 2016. Housed in the classic Denver Gas & Electric Building, 910 15th St., 910Telecom is a carrier-neutral telecom hotel located in the heart of Denver. Adjacent to CenturyLink, AT&T, and Denver Main, 910Telecom offers connectivity to all major carriers, Internet service providers, Internet backbones and exchanges.
Cognitive Computing is becoming the foundation for a new generation of solutions that have the potential to transform business. Unlike traditional approaches to building solutions, a cognitive computing approach allows the data to help determine the way applications are designed. This contrasts with conventional software development that begins with defining logic based on the current way a business operates. In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Judith S. Hurwitz, President and CEO of Hurwitz & ...
Hardware virtualization and cloud computing allowed us to increase resource utilization and increase our flexibility to respond to business demand. Docker Containers are the next quantum leap - Are they?! Databases always represented an additional set of challenges unique to running workloads requiring a maximum of I/O, network, CPU resources combined with data locality.
Why do your mobile transformations need to happen today? Mobile is the strategy that enterprise transformation centers on to drive customer engagement. In his general session at @ThingsExpo, Roger Woods, Director, Mobile Product & Strategy – Adobe Marketing Cloud, covered key IoT and mobile trends that are forcing mobile transformation, key components of a solid mobile strategy and explored how brands are effectively driving mobile change throughout the enterprise.
Zerto exhibited at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which took place at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, in June 2016. Zerto is committed to keeping enterprise and cloud IT running 24/7 by providing innovative, simple, reliable and scalable business continuity software solutions. Through the Zerto Cloud Continuity Platform™, organizations can seamlessly move and protect virtualized workloads between public, private and hybrid clouds. The company’s flagship product, Zerto Virtual...
Some people worry that OpenStack is more flash then substance; however, for many customers this could not be farther from the truth. No other technology equalizes the playing field between vendors while giving your internal teams better access than ever to infrastructure when they need it. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Brown, a Solutions Marketing Manager at Nutanix, will talk through some real-world OpenStack deployments and look into the ways this can benefit customers of all sizes....
In recent years, containers have taken the world by storm. Companies of all sizes and industries have realized the massive benefits of containers, such as unprecedented mobility, higher hardware utilization, and increased flexibility and agility; however, many containers today are non-persistent. Containers without persistence miss out on many benefits, and in many cases simply pass the responsibility of persistence onto other infrastructure, adding additional complexity.
As businesses adopt functionalities in cloud computing, it’s imperative that IT operations consistently ensure cloud systems work correctly – all of the time, and to their best capabilities. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Bernd Harzog, CEO and founder of OpsDataStore, will present an industry answer to the common question, “Are you running IT operations as efficiently and as cost effectively as you need to?” He will expound on the industry issues he frequently came up against as an analyst, and...
Niagara Networks exhibited at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, in November 2016. Niagara Networks offers the highest port-density systems, and the most complete Next-Generation Network Visibility systems including Network Packet Brokers, Bypass Switches, and Network TAPs.
Extreme Computing is the ability to leverage highly performant infrastructure and software to accelerate Big Data, machine learning, HPC, and Enterprise applications. High IOPS Storage, low-latency networks, in-memory databases, GPUs and other parallel accelerators are being used to achieve faster results and help businesses make better decisions. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at NVIDIA, focused on some of the unique ways extreme computing is...