Amazon shakes up another industry with online pharmacy


Amazon has recently unveiled its biggest push into selling prescription drugs with the launch of a digital pharmacy and discounts in the US, reported Bloomberg (17 November 2020). Amazon Pharmacy, a section of its retail website and mobile application allows people to order medication online. Shoppers can pay using their health insurance. Prime members who do not use their insurance are eligible for discounts on generic and brand-name drugs on Amazon’s site or at about 50 000 participating pharmacies.

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