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Amazon launches Amazon Pharmacy store and app

Amazon this week has announced the launch of Amazon Pharmacy, a new store on Amazon and App for users to purchase their prescription medications.

The company said Amazon Prime members are eligible for free two-day delivery and discounts of up to 80% on medicines and 40% on branded medicines.

In July 2019 the company made a move into the healthcare space by forming a partnership with the NHS to make health information available through Amazon Alexa. Later in the year the company added new functionality to support medicine adherence by adding the ability to use Amazon Alexa for medication reminders.

Commenting on the launch of Amazon Pharmacy, TJ Parker, Vice President, Amazon Pharmacy, said: “We designed Amazon Pharmacy to put customers first – bringing Amazon’s customer obsession to an industry that can be inconvenient and confusing.”

“We work hard behind the scenes to handle complications seamlessly so anyone who needs a prescription can understand their options, place their order for the lowest available price, and have their medication delivered quickly.”

Doug Herrington, Senior Vice President of North American Consumer at Amazon, said: “PillPack has provided exceptional pharmacy service for individuals with chronic health conditions for over six years. Now, we’re expanding our pharmacy offering to, which will help more customers save time, save money, simplify their lives, and feel healthier.”

“We understand the importance of access to affordable medication, and we believe Prime members will find tremendous value with the new Amazon Prime prescription savings benefit.” said Jamil Ghani, Vice President, Amazon Prime.