Online and mobile app pharmacy, GoodRx announced a new philanthropic partnership with the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) to subsidize the cost of roughly 1,000 common medications at 23 clinics in California, Texas, Florida, and New York.
The initiative is designed to help low-income families have access to free medications to help ease the burdens of families struggling during the pandemic.
The $40 million initiative is part of a multi-year commitment that will provide over $5 million worth of medications in 2021, according to the GoodRx press release.
GoodRx co-founder, Doug Hirsch, said, “We know there are times when discounts aren’t enough. With GoodRx Helps, we hope to assist more patients who feel they’ve run out of options, especially in underserved communities that disproportionately face greater challenges when seeking affordable care.”
Hoping to address the health disparities in the United States, GoodRx hopes that its actions will help fill the 56 million prescriptions that went unfilled due to unemployment during the first six months of the pandemic.
Source: Philanthropy News Digest