Amazon launches a $5 month-to-month subscription for pharmaceuticals

Amazon is launching RxPass within the US, a brand new drug subscription unique to Prime members that prices customers a $5 month-to-month charge to ship eligible prescription medicines to their doorstep. Introduced on Tuesday in a press release, the Amazon RxPass subscription program gives generic medicines to deal with over 80 widespread well being situations, together with hypertension, hair loss, anxiousness, and acid reflux disorder.

The $5 cost consists of the price of supply and is added to Prime clients’ current month-to-month subscription charge. The RxPass charge is a flat fee and doesn’t enhance even when customers require a number of prescriptions every month. Drugs could be delivered on both a month-to-month or quarterly foundation relying on the prescription necessities. Situations lined by the service additionally embrace allergy symptoms, diabetes (excluding insulin), and anemia. Amazon says that greater than 150 million Individuals already take a number of of the medicines out there by way of RxPass. A full checklist of generic medicines lined by the RxPass subscription could be discovered on the Amazon pharmacy website.

Prospects enrolled in authorities packages like Medicare and Medicaid will not be eligible for RxPass

Amazon has launched a number of healthcare providers in recent times. The corporate closed down its unique Amazon Care telehealth program (launched in 2019) in November final yr in favor of its newer Amazon Clinic telehealth service. RxPass subscriptions dispense from Amazon Pharmacy — an inexpensive on-line pharmacy unique to Prime members that launched in 2020.

The RxPass subscription service is offered in the present day in most US states. Amazon has not introduced if it should broaden the checklist of medicines or any plans to increase the service exterior of the US. Prospects who’re enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid, or every other authorities healthcare program will not be eligible for RxPass however can nonetheless use authorities insurance coverage to fill prescriptions at Amazon Pharmacy.