Medicure Plans To Launch Innovative E-Commerce Pharmacy Platform Offering Hundreds of Medications Directly To Millions of Americans

Monday, November 22, 2021

WINNIPEG, MB, Nov. 22, 2021 /CNW/ - Medicure Inc. ("Medicure" or the "Company") (TSXV: MPH) (OTC: MCUJF), a company focused on the development and commercialization of pharmaceuticals and healthcare products for patients and prescribers in the United States market, is pleased to announce that it is planning to launch a national direct-to-consumer E-Commerce pharmacy platform through its subsidiary, Marley Drug™ pharmacy, before the end of 2021.

Marley Drug's new E-Commerce website will be a platform where FDA approved medications can be purchased at discount prices by Americans for home delivery in all 50 States, including ZYPITAMAG® (pitavastatin) tablets.

A primary goal of the platform is to bypass the traditional framework run by health insurers and pharmacy benefit managers that have made access to affordable medications challenging for many Americans, including both generic and branded products such as ZYPITAMAG. More than 120 million uninsured and underinsured Americans struggle to access affordable medications and are looking for a trusted and convenient source to fill their prescriptions. Marley Drug will offer industry leading pricing on more than 100 of the most commonly prescribed generic medications with free nationwide delivery. The platform will focus on ease-of-use and customer service, and is differentiated by being able to ship to every US state.

Notably, the pharmacy platform addresses 'pharmacy deserts' that exist across the country. A 'pharmacy desert' is defined as a geographic area where Americans can't fill a prescription within a half-a-mile of their homes (for low-income people without cars), and a mile for others. This lack of quick access to a pharmacy affects many Americans.

"This marks a natural progression for Medicure's Marley Drug online pharmacy, which originated as a brick-and-mortar operation more than 17 years ago and is being developed into a national direct-to-consumer E-Commerce platform. This evolution will mark the start of an exciting new chapter for our company," said Albert D. Friesen, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of Medicure and Chair of its Board of Directors. "We look forward to growing and developing this E-Commerce platform over the next few months in innovative ways to bring affordable medication to all Americans. The combined business will be well positioned to strengthen our existing lines of business which include Medicure's primary care drug, ZYPITAMAG and future branded products, and ultimately to generate substantial shareholder value."

About Medicure Inc.

Medicure is a pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of pharmaceuticals and healthcare products for patients and prescribers in the United States market. The present focus of the Company is the marketing and distribution of AGGRASTAT® (tirofiban hydrochloride) injection and ZYPITAMAG® (pitavastatin) tablets in the United States, where they are sold through the Company's U.S. subsidiary, Medicure Pharma Inc. Medicure also operates Marley Drug™, Inc. ("Marley Drug"), a pharmacy located in North Carolina that offers an Extended Supply drug program serving all 50 states, Washington D.C. and most territories, including Puerto Rico. Marley Drug is committed to improving the health status of its patients and the communities they serve while reducing overall health care costs for employers and other health care consumers. For more information visit www.marleydrug.com. To learn more about The Extended Supply Generic Drug Program call 800.286.6781 or e-mail info@marleydrug.com . For more information on Medicure please visit https://www.medicure.com/. For additional information about AGGRASTAT®, refer to the full Prescribing Information. For additional information about ZYPITAMAG®, refer to the full Prescribing Information.

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SOURCE Medicure Inc.

For further information: Dr. Albert D. Friesen, Chief Executive Officer, Tel. 888-435-2220, Fax 204-488-9823, E-mail: info@medicure.com , https://www.medicure.com/

 


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