Digital Pharmacy Startup DiRx Thinks It Can Reimagine How Americans Access Medication

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Digital Pharmacy Startup DiRx Thinks It Can Reimagine How Americans Access Medication

Steven Aquino
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DiRx is working to make access to medication a more inclusive endeavor.

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Pharmaceutical startup DiRx is tackling accessibility in both senses of the word.

In the availability sense, the New Jersey-based startup is working to make medication literally more accessible to patients. The company boasts it has more than 1,400 FDA-approved drugs, sourced directly from manufacturers, that ship free to 49 states and Washington DC. Unless it’s some exceedingly esoteric drug—like something used for, say, epilepsy research and in clinical trials—odds are good customers will find what they need, and likely inexpensively, from DiRx.

In the disability sense, the mission is multi-faceted. The first, most obvious, benefit is DiRx’s mail-order nature means a person with disabilities needn’t travel to a community pharmacy in order to get their medication. The [...]

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