STAFF, EXECUTIVES DESCRIBE PHARMACY’S IMPACT ON NEW HAMPSHIRE JOBS
MANCHESTER, NH -- PillPack, a New Hampshire pharmaceutical start-up, employing over 200 Granite Staters, welcomed Congressman Frank Guinta to its Manchester offices today.
The company, a high-tech pharmacy, which pre-sorts and delivers customized prescriptions and vitamins to patients nationwide, recently raised $50 million in venture capital to expand its e-commerce business, as well as brick-and-mortar locations.
“New Hampshire is increasingly becoming home to the country’s most innovative start-ups, including PillPack, distinguishing itself for its novel approach to the marketplace and personalized service to patients, looking for quick access to accurate prescriptions,”said Rep. Guinta (NH01).
The Congressman, Manchester’s former mayor, is a member of the House Financial Services Committee.“By reducing confusion – separating and labeling individual doses – PillPack is also helping to improve consumer safety,” he said.“That’s important in the midst of an addiction crisis, which for many starts with over-prescribed opiates.”
“PillPack is ensuring proper delivery,” said Rep. Guinta.
“We invited Congressman Guinta to see our advanced operations and are excited about his leadership and support in Congress,” said CEO T.J. Parker, a pharmacist by training and Internet entrepreneur, who co-founded the start-up company in 2013.
“He understands PillPack’s unique offerings and technology, which have helped us grow into a best-in-class pharmacy,”said Parker. “Frank has been a real champion for our employees and customers.”
The Congressman spoke about his efforts to decrease federal taxes and regulations, in order to increase competition, as well as PillPack’s ability to expand to more regions.“Bureaucratic red tape between PillPack and patients with chronic medical conditions is hampering their treatment,” he explained.
“I’m doing everything I can in Congress to reduce health care monopolies and costs, while advancing Granite State jobs and progress.”
CEO T.J. Parker explains PillPack’s success to Rep. Guinta