Strategic Partnership to Broaden Distribution of Simple, Reliable COVID-19 Tests, Critical in Fight Against COVID-19
Oklahoma City, January 28, 2021 – A new widely available at-home COVID-19 testing kit gives individuals in many areas critical access to an important resource in the fight against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Provided by Oklahoma City-based Wheeler Labs, the testing kit is being carried by more than 12,000 independent registered pharmacies across the country, many serving individuals who lack access to COVID-19 testing sites. Distributed nationally by Trxade, Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MEDS), the saliva-based test allows individuals to receive results in 1 to 3 days.
“This kit makes simple, reliable COVID-19 testing more accessible to people who don’t live in metropolitan areas or have easy access to a testing site,” said Dr. Jesse McCool, CEO of Wheeler Labs. “Providing access in local pharmacies people know and trust makes critical health information more accessible, which will help slow the spread of this pandemic.”
Local pharmacists will help answer questions about the tests, which retails at $130. The kit includes easy-to-follow instructions for gathering a sample. A pre-paid FedEx overnight package is used to mail the sample to the Wheeler Labs’ CLIA-certified testing facility in Oklahoma City. Results are typically available within 24 to 48 hours and are guaranteed within 72 hours.
“We are pleased to partner with Wheeler Labs to expand distribution of their at-home COVID-19 test to our large base of registered independent pharmacy partners, providing anyone access to the latest in medical technology,” said Suren Ajjarapu, Chief Executive Officer of Trxade Group. “This partnership uniquely allows independent pharmacies to compete with big box stores, improving consumer access to critical care while improving pharmacy-level foot traffic and awareness.”
Wheeler Labs’ COVID-19 test kits can also be ordered online at www.wheeler-labs.com and shipped directly to homes, businesses, pharmacies and clinics. Restrictions apply in some states.
About Wheeler Labs
Wheeler Labs is a start-up high-complexity CLIA-certified clinical laboratory. Wheeler partners with Phosphorus Diagnostics to more rapidly bring valuable, accurate and accessible testing services to Oklahomans. The company is located in the heart of Oklahoma City’s Innovation District.
About Trxade Group
Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Trxade Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: MEDS) is an integrated drug procurement, delivery and healthcare platform that fosters price transparency, thereby improving profit margins for both buyers and sellers of pharmaceuticals. Trxade Group operates across all 50 states with the central mission of making healthcare services affordable and accessible. Founded in 2010, Trxade Group is comprised of three synergistic operating platforms; (1) the Trxade B2B trading platform, (2) Integra Pharma Solutions, Trxade Group’s virtual wholesale division and (3) the Bonum Health platform offering affordable telehealth services. For additional information, please visit us at www.trxade.com and www.bonumhealth.com.
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