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Agreement is centered around expanding medication access to patients
ScriptDrop Inc., a healthcare technology company focused on prescription access, and Roadie, a UPS company and crowdsourced delivery platform, began their partnership in fall 2020. During that time, ScriptDrop was searching for a partner who could provide same-day and urgent delivery.
Fast forward a couple of years, ScriptDrop has gone from manually posting delivery requests to Roadie's platform to a full active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) integration, which according to the involved parties, allows the both of them to mutually benefit from a streamlined workflow. In terms of patient access, Roadie's large local same-day delivery network and knowledge in last-mile logistics has allowed ScriptDrop to offer safe, secure, same-day delivery to patients no matter where they live.
The aforementioned healthcare tech company recently released its annual prescription access industry report, "Everything Old Is New Again: Social Determinants of Health and the Role of Prescription Delivery in Home Healthcare." This year, the report focuses in part on social determinants of health (SDOHs), which are non-medical factors that affect a person's health. One SDOH is "healthcare access and quality," which includes a person's vicinity to healthcare facilities and pharmacies.
"When it comes to accessing quality healthcare, your zip code shouldn't be a barrier to getting what you need,” says Marc Gorlin, Roadie CEO. “Fast, frictionless delivery isn't a nice-to-have for many industries; it's table stakes. And with ScriptDrop, it's a path to more equitable communities. We're proud to work with ScriptDrop to expand healthcare access nationwide."