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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Amazon Pharmacy Launches

Long awaited, implications will be interesting.  Supply chain in the era of epidemic should be good.  Linked to Prime.

Will Amazon’s new online pharmacy disrupt the U.S. drugstore business?

By George Anderson  in Retailwire

Amazon.com announced the launch of Amazon Pharmacy, a new online pharmacy service and another free perk for the e-tailing giant’s Prime members.

The new service offers free unlimited two-day deliveries of prescriptions filled by Amazon and lower prices (up to 40 percent off brand name; 80 percent off generic medications) for members who do not have health insurance. Amazon is also touting that there are over 50,000 pharmacies participating in its program across the U.S., all offering discount pricing, as well.

Consumers who want to use Amazon Pharmacy can go online or use the Amazon app to set up a profile with their insurance and payment information.   ... '

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