LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Renee, the first-ever physician assistant to combine human support with advanced artificial intelligence to ease the burden of healthcare, today announces that she has accelerated the launch of her fixed-price prescription drug program to relieve all Americans. Amid soaring drug prices, high inflation and rising layoffs, Renee’s prescription plan includes the 500 most commonly prescribed drugs for a flat rate of $25/month – with no insurance required, with no copayments, no shipping costs and no hidden charges. With this new plan, Renee is closing access gaps that prevent patients from receiving and taking their prescribed medications.
“Whether you need two or more prescription medications, we’ve removed the middleman and unnecessary costs to ensure Renee subscribers pay a flat $25 fee to receive the common medications they need,” says Dr. Renee Dua, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer. at Renee. “Given the economic times we face right now, Americans are struggling. Our mission has always been to make health care incredibly easy and universally affordable. No one should have to choose between buying groceries. or drugs. Now they don’t.”
Along with its existing functionality, Renee’s new prescription program enables closed-loop healthcare that improves health outcomes and lowers costs. Renee will schedule a member’s doctor’s appointments, pay for and deliver prescribed medications right to the member’s doorstep, remind the member to take their medications, track their membership and vital signs, and schedule timely refills to that the member is on the right path to better health without the hassle of managing it themselves. Anyone – regardless of health insurance status – can enroll in Renee and her new prescription program.
“With drug costs rising faster than the staggering rate of inflation, we felt compelled to accelerate the launch of Renee’s flat-rate prescription program,” said Nick Desai, Co-Founder and CEO of Renee. “We take the guesswork out of it. We don’t just pay for the medications, we deliver them to your doorstep, remind you to take them and when you run out of refills, we’ll schedule your doctor’s appointment for you, without you have to ask.
According to the US HHS, the prices of more than 1,200 prescription drugs skyrocketed more than 31.6% from July 2021 to July 2022, above the inflation rate of 8.5%. As millions of Americans struggle to afford the medications they need to lead healthy, stable lives, Renee remains focused on health equity. Adding fixed price access to the most common prescription drugs is a breakthrough in reducing these health care disparities. Even still, only 50% of prescription medications are actually taken by patients, which is why Renee provides daily medication reminders, tracks adherence, and schedules medical appointments all within the same $25/month.
“It’s time for health technologies to realize their potential to reach those who need them most, and we’re doing it by helping Americans get the medicines they need to live better lives,” Desai continued.
After joining Renee, members talk via video to a caring Renee concierge, who handles the tedious and confusing process of transferring their prescriptions from their current pharmacies and doctors to the Renee plan. Concierge Renee also activates each member’s personal health assistant that manages medical appointments, reminds members to take medications and track vital signs to provide caring human support at the touch of a button. Patients can now register for the service at Renee.com and start their seamless digital health journey.
Founded in 2021 by veteran health-tech entrepreneurs Nick Desai and Dr. Renee Dua – the husband-wife team that created the industry leader in home doctor visits Heal in 2014, Renee is the very first personal health assistant designed to help everyone, especially the elderly. and polychronic Americans, with their most essential health tasks. Renee is a revolutionary combination of care, human concierge and smart software that work together to support overwhelmed patients through their healthcare journey. Based in Santa Monica, Calif., Renee is backed by $8.2 million in venture capital investments from Quiet Capital, Tau Ventures, Mucker Capital, Fika Ventures, and AARP’s Age-Tech Collaborative.
To see what Renee does (and how easy it is to use), watch this short video: https://vimeo.com/713359326/d234b117ab