Amazon to buy online pharmacy

Jun 28, 2018

Amazon has announced that it will be buying the venture capital-backed startup, PillPack.

PillPack delivers medications directly to patients in pre-sorted dose packaging, coordinates refills and renewals, and makes sure shipments are sent on time. It is geared towards patients who take several daily medications. Touting a “better pharmacy experience,” PillPack is authorized to ship drugs in 49 states.

Shares of other pharmacy chains, drug distributors, and pharmacy-benefit managers fell as Amazon's long-awaited healthcare plan began to unfold.

While terms of the deal were not disclosed, the companies expect the deal to close during the second half of the year.

Read the press release

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