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Prime for your prescriptions


This morning, Amazon announced its latest play in the pharmacy business: a subscription service called RxPass. Customers with Prime memberships will be able to pay $5 a month to fill as many prescriptions as they need from a list of 50 generic drugs, including antibiotics and medications to treat high blood pressure and acid reflux. It’s not clear how much of an impact a service like RxPass could have on medication access, because many of the drugs in question are already low-cost, and the program doesn’t accept insurance.

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