Uber now delivers drugs

Uber Health, which provides a solution for healthcare organizations to arrange rides on behalf of others, is now entering the prescription delivery space. The company has partnered with on-demand drug delivery startup NimbleRx to help deliver medication in Seattle and Dallas.

Following the initial launches in Seattle and Dallas, Nimble and Uber Health are already working to expand the partnership in additional regions across the United States. To date, Nimble has completed over 15,000 deliveries via the partnership with Uber Health.

“Now more than ever, it is critical that people get their medications safely and efficiently, and over the last several months we have seen a significant increase in demand for prescription delivery from both consumers and retail pharmacies. Through this partnership with Uber Health, we are able to dramatically increase the availability of on-demand delivery of an essential product like prescriptions, which is leading to a further increase in demand in all markets we are already active in.” – Talha Sattar, Founder and CEO of Nimbl.

“Given the current crisis, having to pick up prescriptions from your local pharmacy can be an unnecessary and sometimes risky barrier to care. Our partnership with Nimble marks Uber Health’s expansion into pharmaceutical delivery, and allows us to support the effective and timely delivery of medications to those who need it most.” – Dan Trigub, Head of Uber Health.