For most people, Uber is synonymous with transportation, but a new development in their health wing could make them a household name for prescription management, too. According to a press statement released last week, Uber Health is expanding its operations to include prescription delivery. By partnering with health care software company ScriptDrop, Uber Health will deliver prescriptions from any NCPDP-registered pharmacy.

Uber Health, which has been on the market since 2018, hopes to take advantage of its existing transportation infrastructure in order to help patients get access to non-urgent care appointments. For instance, though patients in an emergency situation can call 911, those needing to get to a physical therapy appointment or a standard doctor's visit could take advantage of Uber Health to handle their transportation. Moving forward, the company says they hope to expand operations further to include the delivery of health food and over-the-counter medicine. The company has already partnered with health care providers like Boston Medical Center.

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