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Forbes Names Rx Outreach to its 2022 Best Online Pharmacy List
The only nonprofit pharmacy to make the list, the company was highlighted for its commitment to providing affordable medications to individuals and families
By: Rx Outreach
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the importance of online pharmacies has grown. They offer many of the same services as in-person pharmacies but also help eliminate transportation barriers and offer benefits like special savings and private conversations with pharmacists from a patient's home.
Rx Outreach began as an internal program at Express Scripts and was spun off as a separate 501c3 charitable organization in 2010. It offers more than 1,000 medication strengths at affordable prices. Located in St. Louis, Missouri, its mission is to provide affordable medication to the underserved. Rx Outreach partners with hundreds of clinics and organizations across the U.S. to provide a crucial health safety net for people who are uninsured and underinsured. It serves people regardless of their insurance or immigration status.
The Forbes Health editorial team analyzed data on the top online pharmacies and scored on factors such as membership costs and benefits, insurance acceptance, medication discounts, free shipping available, availability of online pharmacists and customer service, and prescriptions required.
"We are honored to be recognized by Forbes as a reliable source for free and affordable medications. New patients are joining Rx Outreach to help combat inflation and high gas prices. We believe everyone should have access to the medications they need, and we hope this accolade will help people learn about our services," said William Vatterott, Director of Marketing and Programs at Rx Outreach.
Julie Erickson, President/CEO of Rx Outreach, explained, "We encourage everyone, even those with insurance, to price-compare their medications. Access to affordable medication increases medication adherence, improves health outcomes, and provides a higher quality of life."
Money Magazine recognized Rx Outreach as a "Best Online Pharmacy" in 2020 and 2021. It is accredited by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) and Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites (VIPPS) and licensed to mail prescriptions to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Since 2010, Rx Outreach has saved people in need more than $880 million on their prescription medications.
For more information, visit www.rxoutreach.org or call 1-888-796-1234.
Dir. of Marketing and Programs