Dallas’ Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company announced a collaboration today with Houston-based OncoPower that will enable cancer patients using OncoPower to look up pricing and order less expensive medications.
The companies say they’ll build on OncoPower’s support for cancer patients by launching a Medication Savings Suite which will leverage Cost Plus Drugs’ competitive pricing on generic medication.
The new suite integrates with OncoPower’s Pill Reminder to improve treatment adherence, provide cost transparency, and engage patients at home, the companies say.
OncoPower is a free app and website with ‘social media style format’
MCCPDC’s new partner was launched by Houston-based Witty Health to help patients manage complexities found in cancer care, including identifying clinical trials they might be able to participate in. OncoPower offers a free app and website with a social media-style format where patients and providers can support one another. Patients can use it to access professionals including dietitians and behavioral therapists, as well as cancer education and meditation content, tools for treatment adherence, and clinical trial mapping.
“We’re excited to work with OncoPower to bring lower prescription drug prices to consumers,” Alex Oshmyansky, CEO of Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company, said in a statement. “Cost Plus Drugs and OncoPower share a common goal of providing consumers the lowest possible price for their prescription medication. With Cost Plus Drugs, consumers can be confident they are getting a fair price and the convenience of medication mailed directly to their homes.”
Like OncoPower, Mark Cuban’s startup has targeted consumers directly since it launched its online pharmacy in January 2022, and both companies say they aim to promote cost transparency and affordable access to medications.
“Cancer patients are often left to navigate a very complex and disparate healthcare world largely on their own,” Whitney Isola, co-founder and COO of Witty Health, said in the statement. “Bringing care tools and high-quality clinical trial information to patients in one supportive care space is at the heart of what we do. Working with companies like Cost Plus Drugs gives us the ability to deliver a world-class product with information on treatment options and medications at prices that patients can afford.”
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