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Dr. James Lott, PharmD., MPP, is Founder and CEO of Script Health. Script Health creates Scripted, a marketplace that connects patients in need of acute, non-urgent care to local pharmacy providers. James has over a decade of experience in the pharmacy setting serving as a former Pharmacy Manager.
As one of the leading experts in the pharmacy industry, James is passionate about leveraging technology to expand access to healthcare services.
James Lott is a pharmacist who built strong expertise in public health and policy. Originally from Louisiana, he is a former college athlete that has always wanted to help shape society.
James is a PharmD (Doctor of Pharmacy), and received his Master’s in Public Policy from the University of Chicago. He was granted certificates in innovation and policy from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Chicago.
Since starting his career as a pharmacist, he has launched technology platforms focused on on increasing access to care by expanding the role of the pharmacist.
In 2019, James launched naloxoneexchange.com, the nation’s first secure platform that enabled anyone to purchase the life-saving opioid antidote naloxone, receive effecting training on how to use it, and have it shipped straight to their home.Since starting his career as a pharmacist, he has continued to focus on public health by launching technology platforms focused on increasing access to care by expanding the role of the pharmacist.
As a pharmacist, James realized that he, and other pharmacists interacted with their patients seven times more than with their primary care providers. His interactions with patients proved to him first hand that patients were often frustrated with the complexity of the healthcare system and wanted a more simple approach to essential healthcare services. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the healthcare system cracked due to potentially avoidable overcapacity issues — this accelerated James’ passion and enthusiasm for implementing health equity in every zip code.
James’ interactions in the pharmacy with patients proved to him first hand that patients wanted better, more convenient access to essential healthcare services.
With 93 percent of American’s living within 5 miles of a pharmacy, and pharmacists interacting with patients four times more than their primary care physician, he saw an opportunity. With notable investors including Softbank and Techstars, James believes the Scripted team and investors are ready to build a simple, more sustainable future for healthcare that is centered around the patient with support by pharmacists. This will save the industry millions in wasteful spending, while improving patient engagement and outcomes.
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