GoodRx

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GoodRx
Private company
FoundedSeptember 12, 2011; 7 years ago (2011-09-12)
Headquarters,
USA
Number of locations
2 (2019)
Area served
United States
Key people
Trevor Bezdek
Doug Hirsch
Scott Marlette
Services
Number of employees
150+ (2019)
Websitewww.goodrx.com

GoodRx is a startup company which operates a free-to-use website and mobile app that tracks prescription drug prices and offers drug coupons in the United States. GoodRx checks more than 75,000 pharmacies in the United States.[1][2] The website gets about four million visitors a month.[3]

The Santa Monica, California-based startup was founded in 2011 by former Facebook executives Doug Hirsch and Scott Marlette.[4][5][1][6] Marlette was one of the first 20 employees at Facebook and built Facebook's photo application.[4] In 2005, Hirsch was the Vice President of Product at Facebook, working closely with Mark Zuckerberg.[5] In 2017, Jordan Michaels took over as director of operations.[7]

In 2017, GoodRx announced partnerships with the major prescription drug companies in the country to negotiate lower prescription drug costs.[8][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mcusic, Teresa. "Where to turn online to save money on prescription drugs". Star Telegram. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Money, drugs, and the medical practice: Can physicians benefit from helping patients reduce prescription costs? – Continuum". www.carecloud.com. Retrieved 2018-03-20.
  3. ^ a b Thomas, Katie. "New Online Tools Offer Path to Lower Drug Prices". New York Times. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  4. ^ a b Dickinson, Boonsri. "These Ex-Facebook Guys Want To Help You Find Cheaper Drugs". Business Insider. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  5. ^ a b Empson, Rip. "GoodRx Grabs $1M+ From SV Angel, Founders Fund & More To Help You Find Cheap Prescription Drugs". TechCrunch. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  6. ^ Lazarus, David. "Making it easy to comparison shop for prescription drugs". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  7. ^ Farr, Christina. "Silicon Valley is too focused on taking the easy path in health care". CNBC. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  8. ^ Morgan, David. "Inside Rx aims to lower high prescription drug costs". CBS News. Retrieved 18 May 2017.

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