Amazon Launched Amazon Pharmacy Store for delivering prescription medications in the United States, increasing competition with drug retailers such as Walgreens, CVS, and Walmart. AmazonPharmacy, the new store lets customers price-compare as they buy drugs on the company’s official website or app. To place an order, users will be required to first submit their prescriptions. Amazon Prime members can enjoy special benefits and discounts on medication and will be able to save “up to 80 percent off generic and 40 percent off brand name medications when paying without insurance.”
To Sing up for the Amazon Pharmacy account, users will have to enter basic details about them and also mention if they are allergic to any medicine. They will also have to submit their health conditions. After setting up, users will be asked to submit their prescription or Amazon can also request prescriptions on their behalf but that will take time.
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Doctors can directly send prescriptions to Amazon Pharmacy and patients can also request transfers from their existing retailers. As per a CNBC report, the store will offer “a range of “generic and brand-name drugs” including “commonly prescribed drugs like insulin, triamcinolone steroid creams, metformin for controlling blood sugar, and sumatriptan for migraines.”
Talking about AmazonPharmacy, Amazon’s Senior Vice President of North American Consumer, Doug Herrington had said, “As more and more people look to complete everyday errands from home, pharmacy is an important and needed addition to the Amazon online store.” Coming to India, it currently has medicine delivery sites like 1Mg, netmeds, pharmeasy, practo, Bookmeds, and other lesser-known apps. Out of all the medicine apps, Netmeds and 1Mg are widely used in the country.
About Amazon Pharmacy Delivery Services
Amazon Pharmacy Online on Amazon.com allows customers to order prescription medications for home delivery. Orders are delivered in discreet packaging to the customer’s preferred address. Medications require a prescription from a licensed health care provider.
AmazonPharmacy securely manages customer information in compliance with HIPAA and does not share Protected Health Information outside of the pharmacy for advertising or marketing purposes without clear permission from the customer. We do not deliver Schedule II controlled medications, which include most opioids. Learn more at amazon.com/pharmacy.