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After Feuding With Drug Middlemen, Startup Fields a Competitor

  • Blink Health rebuilds after being dropped by CVS and Walgreens
  • Blue Eagle Health manages a 33,000 pharmacy network for Blink
Operations at the Laurus Labs Ltd. Manufacturing Facility
Photographer: Sara Hylton/Bloomberg

Blink Health, a startup that helps patients shop for low-cost prescription drugs online, has helped set up a new pharmacy-benefit administration firm after big drugstore operators balked at filling orders placed through the service.

Blink said on Wednesday that it had partnered with former officials of Express Scripts Holding Co. to create Blue Eagle Health, which it characterized as an alternative to large pharmacy-benefit managers who have been criticized by the Trump administration for their role in driving up drug costs.