Amazon has launched today, in the United States, its new pharmaceutical service called RxPass aimed at Amazon Prime Members.
“Amazon RxPass is the new generic prescription delivery service from Amazon Prime. For a $5 flat fee, Prime subscribers can get access to over 50 shippable prescription medications, without having to rely on insurance to get a low cost. » (USA Today)
RxPass is a new benefit service only available to Amazon Prime Members who pay already 139 dollars per year for the subscription to Prime Delivery which generally means no extra cost for delivery on items bought on Amazon. It usually comes with faster shipment compared to other methods of delivery.
« Amazon Pharmacy offers choice and convenience, whether customers are paying with insurance or not. When not using insurance, Prime members now have two innovative, affordable options to pay for prescription medications. Prime members who typically take two or more medications per month to manage chronic or ongoing health conditions could save significant time and money with the $5 a month RxPass subscription. Alternately, Prime members can save with the Prime prescription savings benefit—available for no additional fee—to get discounts up to 80% off generic and 40% off brand name medications at more than 60,000 participating pharmacies nationwide, including Amazon Pharmacy and the PillPack by Amazon Pharmacy service. » Amazon’s statement
The new service will only work in the USA at this time.