Amazon launches pharmacy delivery service

The online retail giant will use a "secure pharmacy profile" so customers can store insurance and payment information, manage prescriptions and place unlimited orders for Prime members.
2:24 | 11/18/20

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Buffalo Chicken or bbq Chicken. We are back with big news they are jumping the pharmacy business which could spark dramatic change in how we get prescriptions filled and how much we pay for them. Becky Worley has the details. Good morning, Becky. Reporter: That's right, George. Good morning. Amazon has already taken over our shopping world and now our medications. Amazon announcing the launch of its new Amazon pharmacy with the hopes of making it easier to get prescriptions and possibly save you some bucks. Introducing Amazon pharmacy. Reporter: Amazon is expanding what it brings to your doorstep. Now can you get your meds delivered just like everything else. The company's latest venture, Amazon pharmacy, prescription medications delivered right to your home. The online prescription world is now something that is so much more viable than it was, say, even just five years ago. More people are just accustomed to online. Reporter: Customers can store information and payment information and manage prescriptions. Free two-day delivery is included in your membership. Amazon also announcing it's now offering deep discounts for prime members that don't have insurance which could save those customers up to 80% off gneric medication and 40% off brand name medications and partners with more than 50,000 pharmacies like CVS, Walgreens, Costco and Walmart to extend that deal to some of their stores. So you have the option to shop local, you just need to present your Amazon prescription card at checkout. Many of those existing pharmacies already offer delivery services and there are other stand-alone companies that provide the same type of delivery services capsule in New York, now rx in northern California and parts of Arizona and zip drug for medicaid insurance hold sglers what people are counting on are comfort and ease with Amazon. If you're a prime member you're already paying for prime delivery of your other staples. Reporter: The company saying not all medications will be available right off the bat. They're really focusing on recurring prescriptions that come regularly, George, not those one-off medications. Are they available nationwide right now? Is this available nationwide? Reporter: Amazon pharmacy is up and running in 45 states. They say they have hopes of eventually expanding to all states, seems like a game changer, George. It sur does, thanks very much.

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