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PBS TV to air segment on ScriptDrop, Albertsons

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — ScriptDrop and Albertsons Cos. will be featured on the educational television series “Success Files” for their efforts to provide patients with their prescription medications following Hurricane Harvey.

Plans call for Success Files, hosted by Rob Lowe, to tape the ScriptDrop-Albertsons segment in Houston on Nov. 14 and air it nationally via PBS member stations in 2018.

Success Files_Rob Lowe_ScriptDrop_AlbertsonsThe documentary program will spotlight how ScriptDrop’s prescription delivery service and Albertsons helped those impacted by Hurricane Harvey get their medications in the aftermath of the devastating storm, which triggered widespread flooding and business closures.

“After Hurricane Harvey, our data showed that people were either unable to reach the pharmacy or were dealing with other priorities,” ScriptDrop chief executive officer Nicholas Potts said in a statement. “By offering our expertise in prescription delivery with Albertsons Cos., we helped people by bringing prescriptions to them and assisting with co-pays.”

Albertsons stepped in to cover the cost of the deliveries, and the co-payments were paid for by funds raised.

“After Hurricane Harvey, we had patients who were struggling to meet their basic needs,” according to Mark Panzer, senior vice president of pharmacy, health and wellness at Albertsons Cos. “So partnering with ScriptDrop to deliver their prescriptions to their homes was an easy decision and allowed our patients to stay healthy and focus on recovery efforts.”

ScriptDrop’s solution connects patients, pharmacies and physicians to ensure that patients adhere to their medication regimen and that health providers and pharmacies are informed if problems arise. Blockchain technology is used to corral the complex system of reporting and notifications as well as ensure the security and accuracy of the process, ScriptDrop said.

“We’re delighted that the Success Files team decided to tell the story of how technology helped to alleviate at least some of the pressure on families in need,” Potts added.


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