October 1, 2020
Consumer-friendly telehealth and mail-order wellness product service Hims is officially entering the public markets. Today it announced a merger agreement with Oaktree Capital Management-sponsored special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Oaktree Acquisition Corp.
The reverse merger is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2020, and places the combined entity at a roughly $1.6 billion...
August 3, 2020
Austin, Texas-based virtual and on-demand care provider Remedy announced Dr. Ronald Dixon as its chief medical officer. Dixon, formerly the head of clinical affairs at Onduo and the president and CEO of Onduo Professionals (its provider staffing group), is expected to draw on his experience to help Remedy build out its virtual chronic care treatment services.
“Dr. Dixon’s experience in developing...
July 30, 2020
D2C wellness and telehealth startup Hims & Hers is looking to cut down the time between medication orders and delivery for certain customers.
Thanks to a newly announced partnership, patients receiving virtual primary care services through Hims & Hers may choose to select Alto as their preferred pharmacy for prescription deliveries. They will have their orders fulfilled automatically ...
July 23, 2020
Consumer wellness and telehealth company Hims could be the next to throw its hat into the public markets.
According to a report from Reuters, the startup is weighing a potential sale to an unnamed special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) – a "blank-check company" that uses the proceeds of an IPO to acquire or merge another business.
The deal would value Hims at over $1 billion, Reuters' sources...
May 13, 2020
Less than a week after the first home-collected saliva test for COVID-19 was authorized by the FDA, at least two consumer-facing telehealth brands say they have cut deals to sell these test kits to the public.
The first is consumer telehealth company Hims & Hers, best known for its mail-order wellness and sexual health products for men and women.
While the well-funded startup has...
April 8, 2020
Easy access to (temporarily) free counseling. Consumer telehealth and mail-order prescription services Hims and Hers are dipping into the mental health wellness space. The brands kicked off new anonymized group therapy and guided meditation offerings yesterday, with the therapy sessions led by a licensed mental health practitioner.
The group sessions are currently being offered free of charge in...
July 11, 2019
Telehealth and mail-order health and wellness consumer brands Hims & Hers have been joined by Dr. Pat Carroll. Formerly a chief medical officer at Walgreens and a 20,000-patient primary care group, Carroll take on a similar role for the growing startup.
“Our vision is an ecosystem where people have plenty of options to get the care that’s right for them. Depending on what they need, that...
April 15, 2019
Within the last decade, shopping for groceries, clothes and books has become a lot more virtual. The digital space is rapidly replacing brick and mortar stores for many customers. Now consumers are turning to the web for their health products—whether it is to get a pharmacy prescription, a urine test or an “embarrassing” sexual health product. Read on for three emerging trends in the digital mail...
January 29, 2019
Hims — an online mail-order men’s health company that uses remote consultation to prescribe cosmetic and sexual health products — has landed $100 million in new funding, according to the publication Recode, which first published the scoop this morning. Following the investment, the company will be valued at $1 billion.
This news comes shortly after the San Francisco-based company launched Hers,...
November 5, 2018
Hims, an online mail-order men’s health company that incorporates remote consultations for prescription products, is looking to double its potential customer base with the launch of a similar product line and service targeting women.
“Hers” will offer a range of hair, skin and sexual health products for online order and delivery. Much like its male counterpart, ordering a product that requires a...