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Across the country, upstart pharmacies are turning the prescription drug business on its head, offering digitally enabled mail-order offerings and more convenient ways for customers to get, and take, their medications. Massachusetts company PillPack, for instance, is pre-sorting drugs into daily regimens and shipping them to customers nationwide; another business, Capsule, is filling prescriptions on demand and delivering them to homes and workplaces across New York City.

But their ability to grow is largely controlled by existing competitors, including major pharmacy benefit managers who have been accused of twisting contract terms to block pharmacies’ access to their millions of U.S. customers.

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