DC company launches on-demand prescription delivery

Tech firm CaryRx has unveiled a same-day prescription delivery service that allows patients or their doctors in Washington, DC, to order prescriptions using a mobile app and receive free delivery through its fulfillment partner, Postmates.

Tech firm CaryRx has unveiled a same-day prescription delivery service that allows patients or their doctors in Washington, DC, to order prescriptions using a mobile app and receive free delivery through its fulfillment partner, Postmates. CaryRx was started by pharmacist Areo Nazari and business partner Kevin Lance, with angel funding from Nima Negahban at Kinetica. Nazari says the company is set up as a pharmacy working with McKesson Corp. as its drug wholesaler. It generates money off the margins of selling the medications. CaryRx's mobile app is available through the Apple app store, and an Android version is expected to be available in September. The company is operating out of a 1,500-square-foot distribution center in Washington, DC, that has the capacity to fill roughly 300,000 orders, Nazari says. CaryRx is not working with opioids analgesics due to the logistical challenges involved, according to Nazari. Otherwise, the company is set up to accept all other controlled substances when electronically prescribed directly to its pharmacy and allow patients to schedule prescription deliveries within an hour, he says.