Amazon has just launched a new monthly subscription package that will subsidize prescription drugs in the United States. The retail giant said Tuesday that it will launch RxPass, a subscription service for customers who have Prime memberships. Amazon said people will pay $5 a month to fill as many prescriptions as they need from a list of about 50 generic medications, which are generally cheaper versions of brand-name drugs.
The complete list of generic medications on offer is available on the Amazon RxPass landing page. Within the flat monthly fee, you’ll be able to order refills and schedule deliveries for your medication. When you sign up for RxPass, you’ll have to get your prescription through Amazon Pharmacy’s service, or transfer an existing prescription to Rx People who use Medicare or Medicaid are not currently eligible for Amazon RxPass.
Amazon Pharmacy launched in 2020, offering a range of common medications to Prime subscribers using its one- or two-day delivery. With RxPass, Amazon says subscribers with insurance and prescriptions can get their monthly medications for a flat fee. If you don’t have insurance, Amazon says it still offers discounts on generic and brand-name medications of 80 percent and 40 percent, respectively. Those on Medicare or Medicaid are not eligible for RxPass, and neither are users in states with specific requirements on prescription drug deliveries like California, Texas, and Washington. The service is available in most other states, however.
“Any customer who pays more than $10 a month for their eligible medications will see their prescription costs drop by 50% or more, plus they save time by skipping a trip to the pharmacy,” said John Love, vice president of Amazon Pharmacy.
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