Marley Drug is a full-service pharmacy that offers home delivery of prescription medications nationwide. Marley Drug is committed to improving patient health status while reducing overall health care costs.

Our new neighborhood pharmacy, online.

U.S. Licensed Pharmacists

FDA-Approved Medications

Available in 50 States

Committed to Patient Care

Our acquisition of Marley Drug,

  • Increases patient access to medications, including Medicure's primary care drug, ZYPITAMAG® (Pitavastatin) tablets
  • Serves as a marketing vehicle for other branded drugs faced with insurance coverage challenges
  • Provides patients significant savings on high fees brought on by wholesalers and pharmacy benefit managers

Marley Drug's mission is to provide patients with fair, safe, and easy access to medication, without the need for insurance.

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Marley Drug brings better health to those who need it most

Several healthcare insurance factors drive patients
to use direct pay options for their prescriptions:

High deductibles

40% of people with private insurance were reported to be on high deductible plans.1

Read more about how Marley Drug helps with high deductible plans.

Underinsured

In 2020, 8.6 percent of people, or 28.0 million, did not have health insurance at any point during the year.2

High cost-share

Drug benefit plans typically require a patient to pay a certain amount out-of-pocket for their prescription drugs. Higher 'tier' drugs increasingly use a percentage of drug cost to determine a patient's cost share.

Coverage gap

Most Medicare drug plans have a coverage gap (also called the "donut hole"), with most patients reaching their coverage limits well before the year ends.

Non-covered or non-preferred

Many Americans report that their insurance plans sometimes don't cover a drug they need - and nearly half the people whom this happens to say they simply don't fill the prescription.3

OUR SOLUTION

Remove the intermediaries.

The list of drugs, or formularies, an insurer covers is decided by pharmacy benefit managers, or PBMs. PBMs are companies that manage prescription drug benefits on behalf of health insurers, Medicare Part D drug plans, large employers, and other payers.

PBMs are an important player in the pharmaceutical supply chain network and have a significant impact in determining total drug costs for insurers and shaping patients' access to medications.

Our acquisition of Marley Drug allows us to adopt a direct-to-pharmacy distribution model and reduce the number of intermediaries, such as PBMs.

By streamlining the supply chain and cutting out the middleman, we can deliver significant cost savings to patients, whilst retaining profit levels and market share.

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ANTICIPATED MARKET STRATEGY

Key Milestones

    • DECEMBER 2020
      • Medicure enters the online pharmacy world with acquisition of Marley Drug.
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    • APRIL 2021
      • ZYPITAMAG® (Pitavastatin) tablets made available through Marley Drug.
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    • SEPTEMBER 2021
      • Updated Extended Drug Supply Program to include 100+ medications.
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    • OCTOBER 2021
      • Received license to deliver medications to Alabama allowing Marley Drug to ship to all 50 states.
    • JANUARY 2022
      • Launch of updated branding and new e-commerce direct-to-consumer website and platform.
    • FEBRUARY 2022
      • Entered into strategic agreement to be the sole mail-order pharmacy for RxSpark, the next generation in pharmacy discount programs.
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REFERENCES
1. Cohen RA , Martinez ME , Zammitti EP. National Center for Health Statistics. Health insurance coverage: early release of estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, January-March 2016. Released September 2016. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/insur201609.pdf
2. Keisler-Starkey K, Bunch, LN. "Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2020." Washington, DC: US Census Bureau, www.census.gov/library/publications/2021/demo/p60-274.html
3. NPR/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health poll: "Life Experiences and Income Inequality in the United States." www.rwjf.org/en/library/research/2019/12/life-experiences-and-income-inequality-in-the-united-states.html
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