Amazon is taking the next big step into the healthcare industry with the launch of Amazon Pharmacy: a new service offering home delivery for prescription medication.
Customers can sign up to the new store by creating a ”secure pharmacy profile”. The store will offer a range of “generic and brand-name drugs,” reports CNBC, including “commonly prescribed drugs like insulin, triamcinolone steroid creams, metformin for controlling blood sugar, and sumatriptan for migraines.” However, the pharmacy will not sell Schedule II medications, which includes many common opioids.
Prime members will get perks including free, two-day delivery on orders and discounts on medication. Amazon claims Prime members will be able to save “up to 80 percent off generic and 40 percent off brand name medications when paying without insurance.”
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