Amazon added new territory to its burgeoning health care empire on Tuesday, launching Amazon Pharmacy, a service that lets customers buy prescription medications online using cash or insurance coverage.
Health care providers can also send patient prescriptions through the offering, which now includes PillPack, the medication delivery startup Amazon acquired in 2018. People who were previously using PillPack to get multiple daily medications — such as those with chronic conditions such as diabetes — will continue to be served by PillPack.
Amazon Pharmacy also gives users the ability to price shop: At checkout, customers can see both the price of their medications with insurance and without it. And customers who use Amazon Prime, the tech giant’s premium delivery service, can get their medications delivered in two days.