GoodRx to aid gig employees in drug discounting deal with DoorDash

GoodRx has inked a deal with DoorDash to support gig and contract workers locate prescription medicines at inexpensive prices, the pharmaceutical marketplace’s CEO Doug Hirsch advised CNBC Wednesday.

The partnership offers the food items delivery company’s couriers, recognized as Dashers, favored access to GoodRx’s Gold application to get prescription medicine at a price reduction at pharmacies throughout the U.S.

The offer with DoorDash follows a identical agreement GoodRx struck to provide members of USAA, which serves armed forces veterans and their family members with coverage and other financial companies.

“We are centered on seeking to serve not just American people, but companies [and] businesses — any individual that in essence is acquiring these discomfort points and wants to have a healthy inhabitants,” Hirsch claimed in a “Mad Funds” job interview.

Dashers will also be able to make virtual medical doctor visits on GoodRx Care and acquire prescriptions delivered in the mail for free of charge, the firm mentioned in a press release. GoodRx promises the Gold plan can assist individuals and family members save countless numbers of dollars each yr on prescription bills.

More than 57 million U.S. workers, or about 35% of all those utilized in the nation, have been regarded freelancers, as of a 2019 research from the Upwork freelance system and Freelancers Union.

In the interview, Hirsch shrugged off any fears that traders may well have about the company’s opposition with mega disrupter Amazon, which previous yr announced its have on the net prescription success assistance.

Hirsch explained that the two corporations are not in a battle, specified that GoodRx is a marketplace that works with pharmacies.

“You can get improved charges and a lot more decision with GoodRx and but individuals nevertheless you know someway imagine Amazon is likely to gain this struggle,” he explained.

“Nothing’s likely to conquer a marketplace due to the fact we operate incredibly carefully with all the retailers to offer the best costs at the area you want to go to.”

Shares of GoodRx rose 2.35% to $33.14 on Thursday. The stock is down nearly 18% yr to day.