The service, called RxPass, special for Prime users in the USA, provides users with the opportunity to buy as many drugs as they need. Initially, it covers drugs used to treat high blood pressure, anxiety and reflux.
Amazon is launching prescription drug delivery to homes for $5 a month. The service, called RxPass, special for Prime users in the USAInitially, it covers drugs used to treat high blood pressure, anxiety and reflux. Amazon Pharmacy Chief Medical Officer Dr. Vin Gupta states that more than 150 million people in the U.S. have purchased drugs in RxPass’ portfolio. In addition, the monthly fixed fee does not change.
Amazon launches prescription drug delivery to homes for $5 a month
A video was leaked from Amazon’s Youtube channel, which attracted attention with its work in the field of health last November . It was said that Amazon will start to offer a new health service. Details about Amazon Clinic, an online care program that offers treatment for “common conditions” such as allergies and acne, were published in the video.
In July 2022, it made an important acquisition to further consolidate its position in the health sector. The company acquired One Medical, which focuses on primary health care, for $3.9 billion . This investment was described as Amazon’s largest investment in healthcare after the Covid-19 outbreak. Also, Amazon announced in 2018 that it had acquired the digital pharmacy PillPack.
High drug costs are one of the deep-rooted problems of the US healthcare system. Studies have shown that 32 percent of those who use four or more prescription drugs in the country have difficulty purchasing them. That’s why many initiatives aim to reduce drug costs. GoodRx, which collects various data from 70,000 pharmacies and compares drug prices to find cheaper ones, is one of them.
Last March, the company announced that it has acquired digital pharmacy platform vitaCare for $150 million . With the deal expected to be completed by mid-2022, the company aims to develop its digital pharmacy business. The company also plans to use vitaCare to help expand its services to pharmaceutical manufacturers.