Should Pharmacists Be Allowed to Prescribe Medications & Offer Treatments? James Lott of Scripted

The US healthcare system is broken in many ways, and functions great in others, but what are some approaches to actually solving the problems we are seeing currently in medicine?

In this edition of the UpTech Report, host Alexander Ferguson meets with James Lott, the CEO of Scripted to discuss how pharmacies can become point of care destinations. This could be a game-changer for both pharmacies and the patients that they serve.

During Covid-19, we witnessed the staffing shortage in healthcare first hand and saw how it affected patients. However, by empowering pharmacists to utilize their medical training and do more, Scripted is helping to fix our broken healthcare system. Pharmacists can make a difference, helping people to get treatments faster and cheaper, when they need it most, right at their local neighborhood pharmacy.

Waiting in long lines at the doctor’s office is no fun for anyone, but Scripted is helping individuals to skip the doctor’s office altogether and get treatment for common conditions at the pharmacy instead. They are empowering pharmacists to offer prescriptions and various treatments, and trying to get the insurance companies to pay.

James Lott is the founder and CEO of Scripted (, a Chicago-based health technology startup. James is a pharmacist and graduate of the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. In 2020 he was recognized as Crain’s Chicago Business 40 Under 40 and was a recipient of the Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action Award.



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