STAT+: How Amazon Pharmacy could ramp up pressure on the prescription drug industry

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The launch of Amazon Pharmacy on Tuesday sent shockwaves through the pharmacy pipeline, with industry observers speculating that the shipping giant’s latest move would spur major competition across the sector.

Above all else, Amazon’s new service — which lets customers buy prescription drugs online and have them delivered — further centralizes the home as a site of care, likely motivating others in the business to roll out similar offerings designed to meet patients where they are, according to health care analysts.

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