Amazon’s new drug prescription service is pretty much just what the doctor ordered

Amazon’s new drug prescription service is pretty much just what the doctor ordered

Continuing with it forray into the healthcare industryAmazon is launching its own drug prescription service for Principal members called RxPass, which allows consumers to buy generic medication for $5 a month.

And that $5 goes a long way. Not only is it a flat fee but subscribers won’t be subject to hidden fees or random markups, and delivery is free. You can buy all the medicine (opens in a new tab) you need $5, assuming it is available through the program. At launch, you will have access to more than 50 different medicines (opens in a new tab) to treat over 80 common health conditions from diabetes to gout and even high blood pressure. Any additional prescriptions you need that are not available through RxPass must be purchased through RxPass Amazon Pharmacy at its normal price. Speaking of which, Amazon Pharmacy will also highlight the medicines that can be purchased through the new service as a new blue RxPass icon will appear in medicine descriptions.

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