NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Blink Health announced today that it will work with Arbor Pharmaceuticals to offer up to a 50 percent discount on multiple Arbor branded medications beginning January 14, 2017. The Blink Health Arbor Patient Access Program delivers the discounts directly to patients and will be honored at over 67,000 local pharmacies nationwide.
“We understand the financial burden people may face when paying full price for their medications, and Arbor is committed to finding solutions so that all patients have affordable access.”
The collaboration between Arbor and Blink Health can reduce branded medication costs for patients who pay full retail prices at the pharmacy including those who have no insurance or high deductible insurance plans. Several Arbor medications will be included in the program. “We are very pleased to be working with Arbor and to improve the affordability of many of their medications,” said Blink Health CEO and Co-Founder Geoffrey Chaiken. “Finally, we have created a way for consumers to get direct access to similar discounts historically reserved for insurance companies and large employers.”
The Arbor partnership comes a few weeks after Blink Health announced a 40% direct-to-patient insulin discount program with Eli Lilly and Express Scripts. Similarly, the Blink Health Arbor Patient Access Program is a manufacturer-funded program made possible by Blink’s technology platform. The establishment of consecutive patient access programs signals confidence in pharmaceutical companies’ ability to leverage Blink’s innovative technology to offer significant discounts on branded drugs in 2017.
Blink Health aims to level the playing field for all consumers as many continue to face increasing out-of-pocket healthcare expenses. “The Blink Health Platform can effectively allow Arbor to lower many of our net retail prices for cash paying patients,” said the President and CEO of Arbor Pharmaceuticals, Ed Schutter. “We understand the financial burden people may face when paying full price for their medications, and Arbor is committed to finding solutions so that all patients have affordable access.”
Blink Health will begin selling Arbor branded medicines at up to a 50 percent discounted price on the Blink Health website and mobile app starting January 14, 2017. The starting point of the offer will coincide with the new deductible period for many health plans. The Blink Health Arbor Patient Access Program includes all presentations of BiDil®(isosorbide dinitrate/hydralazine HCI), Edarbi®(azilsartan medoxomil), Edarbyclor®(azilsartan medoxomil/chlorthalidone), and Horizant®(gabapentin enacarbil).
How does it work?
Eligible patients can participate in the Blink Health Arbor Patient Access Program via the Blink Health mobile app or website, www.blinkhealth.com, which has no membership fees or monthly premiums. Patients enter the form, dosage and quantity of the Arbor medication that matches their prescription. The discount will be automatically applied. Payments are made online and the prescriptions can be picked up at virtually any U.S. pharmacy, including: Walgreens, CVS, Target, RiteAid, Safeway and Kroger. People using federal government programs are not eligible. Purchases are fully refundable.
Blink Health will keep the public updated on details of the program through their Facebook and Twitter pages (@BlinkHealth) and other digital channels.
About Blink Health
Founded in 2014, Blink Health is a technology platform that enables consumers to access the medications they need at prices they can afford at over 67,000 local pharmacies nationwide. Blink’s free mobile app and website allow users to compare the prices of their prescription drugs to Blink’s prices—which can be up to 90% less than the average retail price—and purchase their drugs online. Blink Health groups patients together to leverage their purchasing power and secure significantly lower prices for the most-prescribed medications in America.