GoodRx to put off 16% of its workforce

GoodRx, an organization finest recognized for its prescription value transparency instruments, will lay off roughly 140 staff, making up about 16% of its workforce.

In accordance with a submitting with the Securities and Change Fee, the discount will primarily have an effect on its technology-focused and advertising segments.

“The corporate is concentrated on effectively rising its core prescriptions enterprise, accelerating its pharma producer options enterprise and doubling down on client engagement,” Karsten Voermann, GoodRx’s chief monetary officer, wrote within the SEC submitting. “As the corporate focuses on these objectives, it’s consolidating capabilities and eliminating or lowering funding in areas of decrease focus.”


GoodRx posted a $1.4 million web loss through the second quarter, in contrast with $31.1 million in revenue through the prior-year quarter. It reported income of $191.8 million, a 9% improve from $176.6 million within the second quarter final 12 months. 

The corporate additionally stated it had resolved an challenge with an unnamed nationwide grocery chain – which analysts suspected was Kroger – that had affected the acceptance of pharmacy profit reductions for some medicine. 

Throughout its second quarter earnings name, GoodRx stated it was specializing in creating new companies and incentives to make sure customers would create accounts on their platform, which it would not require to offer a “frictionless” expertise. 

“We consider the advantages of deeper relationships with our customers will permit us to assist them higher navigate their healthcare journey with much more compelling GoodRx worth proposition and person expertise,” cofounder and co-CEO Trevor Bezdek stated. 

“We additionally consider that permitting customers to offer us extra info will improve the LTV [lifetime value] of every person in prescription transactions and different areas of the enterprise over time as we leverage it to create new instruments and merchandise for our customers in quarters and years to return.” 

GoodRx’s announcement marks the newest in a line of digital well being and well being tech firms which have laid off employees this summer season. Insider just lately reported that telehealth companies vendor Wheel reduce 17% of its workforce in mid-August. 

AI-backed genomic and scientific information firm Sema4 introduced it had laid off round 250 employees, about 13% of its workforce, final month. Its founder Eric Schadt additionally stepped down from his roles on the firm. Meditation app Calm additionally just lately let go of 20% of its staffers. 

Others asserting layoffs over the previous few months embrace Pear Therapeutics, Included Well being, Olive, Cedar, Ro and Carbon Well being.

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