November 1, 2017
Deven McGraw, former deputy director for health information privacy at HHS’ Office for Civil Rights, has left public service for an unnamed Silicon Valley health technology startup, Politico reports. Iliana Peters, a senior adviser for compliance and enforcement in the Office, will at least temporarily step into the vacant position.
While McGraw’s only hint as to her new destination was that the...
May 25, 2017
New York City-based Blink Health, a well-funded digital health company that makes an app and online tool to help consumers find low prices on medications, is the target of a $30 million lawsuit filed by one of its early investors, Michael Karsch, who is claiming the company and its founders are guilty of a number of illegal actions including fraud, concealment, breach of contract, unjust...
May 17, 2017
Hand-delivering drugs in New York City: it’s actually a newer thing, and it’s what pharmacy startup Capsule is all about. With a fresh $20 million in a round led by Thrive Capital, with contribution from Sound Ventures and Virgin Group, the company is working to establish itself apart from other such virtual pharmacies like Blink Health and PillPack, as well as the behemoth pharmacy benefits...
April 12, 2017
New York City-based startup Blink Health, which makes an app and online tool to help consumers find low prices on medications, has raised $90 million in Series B funding in a round led by 8VC. Previously, the company raised $75 million – also led by 8VC – bringing the company’s total funding to date at $165 million.
With the latest funding, Blink Health is focusing its efforts on scaling up its...
February 10, 2016
New York City-based Blink Health, an app and online service that helps consumers find low prices for generic prescription drugs, launched today with backing from Eight Partners and Burch Creative Capital.
The company’s app and website provide consumers with cheap drug prices whether they have insurance or not. More than 60,000 US pharmacies, including Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, Wal-Mart, and Duane...