Amazon launched a subscription on Tuesday which allows, for 5 dollars per month, to get medicine unlimited prescription generics at no additional cost, an offer aimed at its Prime customers, according to a press release.
The service, dubbed RxPass, offers a suite of generic drugs “that treat more than 80 common ailments,” said Amazon, which estimates more than 150 million Americans occasionally or regularly take one or more of them. RxPass does not require the intervention of a health insurer, unlike the ordinary system in which the cost of drugs is covered, in whole or in part, by mutual insurance or public Medicare and Medicaid coverage.
The price of the subscription is added to that already paid for Prime
The initiative bears witness to Amazon’s will to continue to develop its health offer, whether in terms of drugs or care. The group notably announced, at the end of July, the acquisition of the private care network One Medical, for 3.9 billion dollars.
The Seattle Giant (State of Washington) also expands, in passing, the services offered by the Prime subscription, which already offers, in addition to free delivery of orders on the Amazon site, a large catalog of films, series and musical titles.
The price of the RxPass subscription will be added to that already paid for Prime. RxPass is one of the most advanced formulas on the low-cost drug market, with the service drug list retail group Walmart, which provides one month’s treatment for a given generic drug for $4. In October, the start-up Renee launched an offer which makes it possible to obtain, at no additional cost, drugs from some 1,000 references for a subscription at the price of 25 dollars.