Adds to AMIH’s Portfolio of Complementary Technology Driven, Consumer Focused Healthcare Companies
Plano, Texas, Feb. 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American International Holdings Corp. (OTCQB: AMIH), (“AMIH” or the “Company”) a diversified holding company that develops, acquires and operates technology-based health and wellness companies, is pleased to announce the launch of EPIQ Scripts, LLC (“EPIQ Scripts”), an online mail-order pharmacy with a specific target to service customers and patients through the growing number of telemedicine companies entering into the market. EPIQ Scripts will initially focus its efforts on obtaining licenses and accreditations in key states with plans to ultimately secure licenses and accreditations in all 50 states across the U.S.
According to a July 2021 report by All The Research, the Global Online Pharmacy market was valued at $68.2 billion in 2020, and it is expected to reach $202.3 billion by 2027, a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.8%. All The Research expects the growth of the online pharmacy market to be attributed to a rise in the number of internet consumers, increased access to online services, increased government support with favorable polices, and the growing execution of e-prescriptions in healthcare facilities.
In addition to servicing the anticipated demand from the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, EPIQ MD and its members, EPIQ Scripts plans to market its services to the growing number of telemedicine companies entering the market since early 2020. According to a study by McKinsey & Company, in April 2020, overall telehealth utilization for office visits and outpatient care was 78 times higher than in February 2020. Furthermore, a March 2020 Sykes survey found that by March 2021, more than 61% of Americans had made a telehealth/telemedicine appointment, a massive increase from just 19.5% a year prior.
“With the recent exponential rise in demand for telemedicine, there has been an increase in telehealth and telemedicine platforms,” commented Jacob Cohen, President and CEO of American International Holdings Corp., who continued, “This has created a new unmet demand for pharmacies with the capabilities to handle the prescription volume generated by these platforms. We believe that EPIQ Scripts, which is planned to have advanced API capabilities and infrastructure, and supported with nationwide licenses and accreditations, will be able to position itself to capitalize on the current market opportunity and fill this void.”
EPIQ Scripts will be led by pharmacy and healthcare industry veterans, Sultan Haroon and Maja Matthews, who collectively have over 40 years of experience in healthcare, pharmacy ownership, operations, and management.
“The potential value creation opportunity in online pharmacy solutions has been demonstrated by TruePill, the online pharmacy that provides fulfillment services to popular telemedicine companies Hims and Hers and GoodRx, and which was recently valued at $1.6 billion,” commented Sultan Haroon, Manager of Epiq Scripts, who continued, “Our goal is to eventually position EPIQ Scripts to compete with TruePill and other online digital pharmacies as we seek to rapidly rollout our solutions in the sizeable telemedicine markets.”
Mr. Sultan Haroon started his successful pharmacy career with American Specialty Pharmacy. Taking his knowledge, experience, and research, Sultan launched a Pharmacy Consulting Company which connected doctors to ancillary services such as pharmacies, labs, and durable medical equipment companies. Mr. Haroon later went on to establish Whole Health Kinetix (WHK) which specialized in customizing supplements and healthcare according to a patient’s blood work and DNA. After its successful launch, WHK was acquired by a group of physicians in the Dallas/Ft Worth metroplex. Sultan then went on to manage, own and operate five Texas Class-A Pharmacies and was also a co-owner of a Class-G Pharmacy. Mr. Haroon grew the pharmacies to several millions of dollars in revenue until they were ultimately purchased by a large east-coast based Venture Capital firm.
Drawing on her 27 years of experience in health care, Ms. Matthews provides in-depth knowledge in many facets of the Pharmacy/Health Care Industry. Maja has hands-on experience in management and development of policies & procedures, along with years of experience in credentialing new pharmacies. This includes State Board, NPI, NCPDP, DEA, URAC, all PBM Contracts, State/Federal Compliance, and out of state licensing. Ms. Matthews managed and operated five Texas Class-A Pharmacies and was also Co-Owner of a Class-G Pharmacy. Prior to her venturing out on her own, Maja was District Trainer and Sr. Pharmacy Technician with CVS Pharmacy. She was also Director of Operations and Sr. Technician at American Specialty Pharmacy (ASP) where she managed and trained hundreds of technicians in the processing of prescriptions, auditing, and workers compensation. Maja has been a State Certified Pharmacy Technician since 1996.
About American International Holdings Corp.
American International Holdings Corp. (OTCQB: AMIH) is an investor, developer and asset manager of diversified, synergistic health and wellness businesses. Today, the AMIH portfolio encompasses telemedicine and other virtual health platforms, affordable subscriber-based primary care and concierge medicine plans, preventative care solutions and wellness related assets such as mental & behavioral health services, as well as its own proprietary life coaching platform. AMIH markets its various services through direct-to-consumer and business-to-business distribution channels. AMIH’s focus is on bringing to market technologies and solutions that advance the quality of life for the global community.
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