COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 2, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ScriptDrop, a healthcare technology company providing medication reminders and deliveries while fighting prescription abandonment and abuse, today announced that it will be featured on the educational series “Success Files” hosted by Rob Lowe, distributed to Public Television and PBS Member Stations in 2018.
The segment will show how ScriptDrop teamed up with Albertsons Companies to provide relief to Hurricane Harvey victims prevented from picking up their prescriptions in the aftermath of the storm. “We’re delighted that ‘The Success Files’ decided to tell the story of how technology helped to alleviate at least some of the pressure on families in need,” said ScriptDrop CEO Nicholas Potts.
“After Hurricane Harvey, we had patients who were struggling to meet their basic needs, so partnering with ScriptDrop to deliver their prescriptions to their homes was an easy decision and allowed our patients to stay healthy and focus on recovery efforts,” says Mark Panzer, Albertsons Companies Senior Vice President of Pharmacy Health and Wellness.
“Our data showed that people were either unable to reach the pharmacy or dealing with other priorities,” added ScriptDrop’s Potts. “By offering our expertise in prescription delivery with Albertsons Companies, we could help people by bringing prescriptions to them and assisting with copays.” Albertsons stepped in to cover the cost of the deliveries and the copays were paid for by funds raised.
“The Success Files” is an award-winning program that highlights new stories and innovative concepts through groundbreaking short-form and long-form documentary presentation. The hurricane provided an opportunity for ScriptDrop to test its systems in a high pressure environment. ScriptDrop connects patients, pharmacies and physicians to ensure that patients properly adhere to medication protocols prescribed by their physicians, and that healthcare providers and pharmacies are informed if there are problems.
The complex system of reporting and notifications is implemented through the use of cutting edge blockchain technology, ensuring both the security and accuracy of the process.
“Success Files” will tape the segment in Houston on November 14, which will be distributed nationally in 2018.
ScriptDrop offers a prescription delivery service that makes the delivery process easier for both pharmacists and patients. Once a prescription is ready, ScriptDrop sends a courier to pick up the delivery and tracks the delivery until the patient signs for it. The pharmacist can then view the signed delivery receipt in their ScriptDrop account. ScriptDrop is designed to fit into the pharmacist’s workflow, enabling patients to have easy access to medicines and pharmacists to streamline processes as well as access reporting and analytical insight.
Learn more at: http://www.scriptdrop.co/.
About Albertsons Companies:
Albertsons Companies is one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States, with both a strong local presence and national scale. We operate stores across 35 states and the District of Columbia under 20 well-known banners including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen and Carrs. Albertsons Companies is committed to helping people across the country live better lives by making a meaningful difference, neighborhood by neighborhood. In 2016 alone, along with the Albertsons Companies Foundation, the company gave nearly $300 million in food and financial support. These efforts helped millions of people in the areas of hunger relief, education, cancer research and treatment, programs for people with disabilities and veterans outreach.
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