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Amazon Pharmacy offers half-yearly prescriptions starting at US$6

Amazon Pharmacy offers half-yearly prescriptions starting at US$6

8/6/2021 6:39:00 PM

Amazon Pharmacy offers half-yearly prescriptions starting at US$6

Amazon .com Inc is now offering six-month prescriptions starting at US$6 for medications of common health issues through its pharmacy, the company ...

BusinessAmazon.com Inc is now offering six-month prescriptions starting at US$6 for medications of common health issues through its pharmacy, the company said on Tuesday.The Amazon logo is seen outside its JFK8 distribution center in Staten Island, New York, U.S. November 25, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/Files

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08 Jun 2021 11:05PMShare this contentBookmarkREUTERS: Amazon.com Inc said on Tuesday it was now offering six-month prescriptions starting at US$6 for medications of common health issues through its pharmacy.The company said prime members would get additional savings when paying without insurance. Customers can pay as low as US$1 per month for select medications, including drugs to treat diabetes and blood pressure, and will get free two-day delivery.

AdvertisementAdvertisementThe e-commerce giant launched an online pharmacy in November for delivering prescription medications in the United States and stirring up competition with drug retailers such as Walgreens Boots Alliance, CVS Health and Walmart. headtopics.com

Shares of pharmacy chains and drug wholesalers fell in morning trading as Amazon's launch of online pharmacies has been a threat to brick-and-mortar pharmacies at a time when e-commerce has surged due to COVID-19 restrictions.Shares of Walgreens and CVS were down 1.2per cent each, and those of drug distributors AmerisourceBergen Corp and McKesson Corp fell 1per cent and 1.7per cent, respectively.

Amazon is also looking at launching physical pharmacies in the United States, the Insider reported last month.AdvertisementAdvertisementUnder the new offering, customers can search for their medication by name and find out if it's eligible for a six-month supply and what the price it will be when using the Prime prescription savings benefit, the company said.

It added that the supplies would be available only for customers who have a prescription from their healthcare providers.Amazon has been trying to enter the pharmacy market since its 2018 acquisition of PillPack, which is a platform used by customers who need pre-sorted doses of multiple drugs.

Rival Walgreens offers free same-day and next-day delivery options for drugs.(Reporting by Noor Zainab Hussain and Dania Nadeem in Bengaluru; Editing by Amy Caren Daniel) Read more: CNA »

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