Amazon Launches $5-Per-Month Prescription Drug Service
‘RXPass’ Amazon is moving into the prescription drug business with its latest venture. This week, the retailer announced RXPass, a subscription service that will ship generic and name-brand medicines right to your door.
According to The Verge, the service could reduce the cost of generic drugs but likely not brand-name drugs. RXPass is available as a $5-per-month add-on to Amazon Prime.
The RxPass subscription service is available today in most US states. Amazon has not announced if it will expand the list of medications or any plans to extend the service outside of the US. Customers who are enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid, or any other government healthcare program are not eligible for RxPass but can still use government insurance to fill prescriptions at Amazon Pharmacy.
A full list of generic medications covered by the RxPass subscription can be found on the Amazon pharmacy website.