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myDrugCosts Adds Additional "Ways to Save" with the Addition of Industry Leader DiRx to its Platform

Durham, North Carolina (5/30/2023)— myDrugCosts – the mobile platform that helps self-insured employers and employees save money on prescription drugs through user engagement, cost transparency, and savings recommendations– announced today that it has added DiRx online pharmacy to the myDrugCosts platform to provide subscribers more opportunities to find lower-cost buying options for their medications. 

DiRx, a Forbes Health's "Top Pick for Best Online Pharmacy for 2022 and 2023", offers affordable pricing on more than 1,400 FDA-approved medications with savings of up to 97 percent off retail pharmacy prices, including generic drugs starting as low as $3. 

DiRx operates its own nationally licensed pharmacy and does not add any pharmacy fees or shipping fees to its low prices.    

"DiRx is a good fit for myDrugCosts," says Dan Pollard, CEO of myDrugCosts.  "DiRx has been a leader in the direct-to-consumer model and was named one of the 'Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Healthcare for 2023' by Fast Company.  Its direct-sourcing model allows us to offer our members some of the lowest prices in the industry while helping to reduce employer pharmacy spending." 

"We are thrilled to partner with myDrugCosts and help their members save money on their prescription medications," said Satish Srinivasan, CEO of DiRx. "Our mission is to make healthcare more accessible and affordable for all Americans, and this partnership is one more step in our strategic journey to achieve that mission." 

myDrugCosts provides members real-time pricing information on their prescription drugs, including copays, out-of-pocket costs, and discounts.  By adding DiRx to its platform, myDrugCosts is expanding its reach and offering individuals even more savings opportunities.

Members can see if a medication qualifies for DiRx pricing and learn how to take advantage of these savings opportunities by searching for a drug in their myDrugCosts account.  Members will also receive notifications if their medications have lower-cost buying options through DiRx. 

Examples of savings for employer and employee if medications are bought with DiRx: 

Atorvastatin (Brand: Lipitor)

  • Retail Pharmacy Pricing: $118.38
  • DiRx Best Value: $3.00 (no additional pharmacy fees or shipping fees)
  • Employers Responsibility: $0 

Omeprazole (Brand: Prilosec)

  • Retail Pharmacy Pricing: $75.50
  • DiRx Best Value: $3.49 (no additional pharmacy fees or shipping fees)
  • Employers Responsibility: $0

Amlodipine Besylate (Brand: Norvasc)

  • Retail Pharmacy Pricing: $38.67
  • DiRx Best Value: $3.00 (no additional pharmacy fees or shipping fees)
  • Employers Responsibility: $0

For employees to take advantage of DiRx pricing through myDrugCosts, their employer must subscribe to myDrugCosts, and employees must have insurance through their employer.  Employees can create their accounts by going to http://www.mydrugcosts.com or downloading the app for Apple iOS or Android.

About myDrugCosts:

myDrugCosts is a North Carolina-based software company that works with professional benefit managers to incorporate its award-winning technology into pharmacy plans for mid- to large-sized employers across the United States.  Its mobile health technology helps self-insured employers and their employees save money on prescription drugs through user engagement, cost transparency, and savings recommendations.

About DiRx:

DiRx is a New Jersey-based, nationally licensed, online pharmacy that delivers savings on over 1400 commonly prescribed, FDA-approved generic medicine without the need for insurance.  Founded by generic industry and healthcare cost-containment experts, DiRx was the first online pharmacy company to launch the 'direct-manufacturer-sourcing' model on a national scale in October 2021 and draws a straight line to streamline the path between the manufacturer and the consumer thereby bypassing multiple middlemen in the distribution chain.  This lowers costs significantly and makes medicine accessible and affordable to more Americans.  DiRx offers a viable model for businesses and community organizations while simplifying how consumers fill, pay for, and receive maintenance medicine.