The Amazon Echo Spot.
“Alexa, order Vicodin.”
Are you able to think about a future the place Amazon is your pharmacy — the place a single click on or a easy voice command may have prescription medication winging their method to your door?
Based on a CNBC report, the enormous retailer is about to determine whether or not to make a transfer on the prescription drug market.
Do not get too excited simply but. Even when the report is true and Amazon decides to dive in, step one most likely will not be drones dropping drugs from the sky.
Based on a Goldman Sachs analyst report from earlier this 12 months — which predicted Amazon may make such a transfer — it might be one thing as boring as delivering medication to present pharmacies first.
Both manner, it begins with Amazon reinforcing or constructing a brand new drug provide chain, which may take years. CNBC notes that Amazon’s first transfer can be to rent provide chain specialists — which provides you some thought how early alongside the trouble could be.
Talking of Amazon constructing or changing provide chains, you could be to learn this report from Bloomberg at the moment, which particulars how Amazon may quickly depend on UPS and FedEx a bit much less because it continues to strengthen its personal delivery community.
How lengthy earlier than Amazon delivers all of the packages, I’m wondering?
Based on CNBC’s supply, Amazon plans to decide about coming into the drug gross sales enterprise earlier than Thanksgiving.
Amazon did not instantly reply to a request for remark about prescription drug gross sales, however supplied this assertion concerning the Bloomberg report: “We’re utilizing the identical provider companions to supply this program that we have used for years, together with UPS, USPS and FedEx.”
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