June 13, 2017
Mountain View, California-based NowRx, an app-based pharmacy delivery company, has raised $2 million in seed funding. The startup, which has been in operation a little over a year, plans to use the capital to expand their customer base.
NowRx’s app, which works with all major insurance plans, basically functions as on-demand drug delivery service. The app allows people to upload a photo of their...
April 20, 2017
Digital specialty prescribing platform ZappRx has raised $25 million in Series B funding in a round led by Qiming US Healthcare Fund. GV, formerly Google Ventures, and SR One also contributed funding.
ZappRx’s cloud-based platform serves as a conduit for providers, pharmacies and patients to collaborate on the prescribing and management of specialty medications, which are used for complex...
March 27, 2017
Digital Pharmacist, a company formed in January from a merger of RxWiki and TeleManager, made its first acquisition last week: An app called PocketRx, made by Shreveport, Louisiana-based software development company Praeses. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Robert Terrell, who invented the PocketRx app, joined RxWiki as director of product in December. His title at Digital...
April 21, 2016
Humana has launched an Apple Watch-enabled version of its existing mail order pharmacy app, called the Humana Pharmacy App.
The iPhone version of the Humana Pharmacy app allows users to refill prescription by scanning a barcode, take a picture of the pill bottle to switch to Humana pharmacy or watch a video about the medication, update communication preferences, and manage prescriptions....
October 26, 2015
Austin, Texas-based RxWiki, which offers a medication encyclopedia written and edited by pharmacists as well as tools to help community pharmacists to communicate with consumers, has raised $5.7 million.
This brings the company's total funding to at least $7.7 million to date, according to the Austin Business Journal. Existing investors include Milestone Partners and LiveOak Venture Partners....
November 20, 2014
CVS Health announced plans to launch a Digital Innovation Lab in Boston. The company's Boston location will serve as the offices for the CVS Health Digital team.
The new space will accommodate approximately 100 employees, according to CVS, and 90 percent of the employees for the lab will be new hires.
"We are looking to hire top talent across all of digital, and there will be a heavy emphasis on...
September 9, 2013
Cambridge, Massachusetts-based ZappRx raised $1 million in a round of funding led by Atlas Venture’s Jean-Francois Formela and Ryan Moore. Other investors that contributed include Life Sciences Angel Network and Hakan Satiroglu. The money will be used for the e-prescription app, set to launch soon.
This is the first public funding raise for the company, which was founded in 2005.
In addition to...
June 14, 2013
Walgreens app on left, CVS app on right
A 2012 Deloitte survey of 613 U.S. primary care and specialist physicians selected from the American Medical Association found that 19 percent of health care providers offer their patients a web-based program to refill prescriptions online. While some retail pharmacies have been offering apps with prescription refill features for a few years, others have...