Blister pack with dollars instead of pills The copmany's goal was to offer cheaperprescription drugs to Americans, saving millions of people money.(Photo: Shutterstock)

Six years ago, the Yale-educated Chaiken brothers, Geoffrey andMatthew, had an audacious idea: Upend the $333 billion U.S.prescription drug market by selling medicinesonline at big discounts and create a health-care startup that couldstand alongside the giants of tech. One pitch included a slide thatput their ambitions in the same league as Uber and Amazon.

It hasn't worked out that way so far. Their company, BlinkHealth, has snared more than $165 million in venture capital,including from former Morgan Stanley Chairman John Mack. But thebrothers and their startup have been entangled in lawsuits andshadowed by deals that saw industry partners turn from friend tofoe, competition from two defecting employees, a threat from Amazonitself and no end of bad blood along the way.

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