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Pharmacy Choice - Pharmaceutical News - Hippo Launches Drug Discounting Platform - February 15, 2019

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 2/5/19 - Hippo Launches Drug Discounting Platform

NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ Hippo today announces the launch of its technology platform enabling patients to save up to 97% on their prescription drugs at all national chain pharmacies in America and nearly every independent drug store. Both branded and generic medications are covered by Hippo, and consumers may save regardless of whether they have health insurance or Medicare. Users can visit or text "hello" to Hippo (44776) and automatically receive their free, digital Hippo card which can be used for savings immediately.

Save up to 97% on prescriptions. Visit

At a time of rising prescription medication costs, Hippo is committed to providing affordable access to vital drugs, so families don't have to choose between medicine and other essentials such as groceries or rent. No other company is offering this level of savings and accessibility. To find the lowest price on their medication, consumers can use the Hippo app or website to compare prices on most medications.

"People deserve to know how much they will pay for medications in advance and to get access to the lowest prices available. This is why we started Hippo," said Gene Kakaulin, co-founder and co-CEO.

"My father is a general practitioner and I have watched him struggle with the difficult task of finding effective drug treatments that patients can also afford," said Charles A. Jacoby, co-founder and co-CEO. "Markets are only fair and efficient when people are presented with pricing options. Whether people have good insurance, bad insurance or no insurance at all, they should check the Hippo price before going to the pharmacy."

Hippo is also proud to announce MJ Hegar as its Chief Patient Advocate. MJ is a recent former congressional candidatewho campaigned for affordable healthcare and prescription drugs. A healthcare professional, Purple Heart recipient, Air Force veteran, and women's rights advocate, she famously worked with the ACLU to overturn the military's ban on women in combat positions. After working in healthcare for five years at Central Texas' largest hospital network, MJ decided on a new mission: getting prescription drugs at affordable prices for those who need them most.

"I have met so many people with heartbreaking stories about being unable to afford healthcare and prescription medications," said MJ Hegar, Hippo's Chief Patient Advocate. "It is my passion to make these costs affordable, and I have worked tirelessly to bring attention to this issue. It's my honor to work to bring Hippo to Americans everywhere, including veteran families such as my own."

Hippo's Prices for Popular Prescription Medications:

Drug Name



Hippo $

Pharm $

Pct Svgs

EpiPen (epinephrine)


.3 MG




Crestor (rosuvastatin)






Zestril (lisinopril)






Synthroid (levothyroxine)






Lipitor (atorvastatin)






Augmentin (amoxicillin)


875-125 MG TABS




Adderall (dextroamphetamine)






Signing up for Hippo is free and simple. Text "Hello" to HIPPO (44776) on your phone (or visit our website at and instantly receive your individual, digital Hippo Card. Look up the Hippo price for your medications and see which local pharmacy is offering the best price. Then present your Hippo Card to your pharmacist and save. Even with insurance, the Hippo price may be lower than your copay! More info: FAQ

Hippo is named for the Hippocratic Oath doctors and pharmacists take to promise to heal and to always put patients first. Hippo is an app and website that provides up to 97% savings on both generic and branded medications. It's accepted at nearly all pharmacies nationally, including all major chains. Hippo also allows users to compare prices between pharmacies, which can vary significantly. Hippo is free to use, and the Hippo price is frequently lower than an insurance copay. Spend less; fill better. Hippo.

Media contact:
Dini von Mueffling Communications
Daniel Lempert

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