AMAZON has made yet another attempt to enter the healthcare industry by providing a new means to purchase prescription drugs. A variety of generic medications and doorstep delivery are covered by a monthly subscription package that Amazon has made available to its Prime members.
RxPass is a new service only accessible to US Prime members and will cost $5 per month. The monthly cost of the RxPass would add $60 to Amazon Prime, which has an annual fee of $139.
According to The US Sun, Amazon estimated that RxPass will save Americans up to $100 a year, but it may be far more. There are more than 50 medications available, including those used to treat more than 80 chronic illnesses, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and anxiety. On the other hand, the Congressional Budget Office says the average American spends $1,073 a year on drugs.
Aside from the RxPass, Amazon also bought an online pharmacy in 2018 called PillPack. The store is expected to help market the RxPass.
Shopping without a membership
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