Importantly for Amazon, PillPack already has mail-order pharmacy licenses in all 50 USA states, which could enable Amazon to expand quickly into the broader mail-order pharmacy business. The five-year-old company manages multiple prescriptions for customers by pre-sorting, packaging, and delivering drugs with a round-the-clock staff that can be contacted online or by phone.
After months of speculation that it would get into the pharmacy business, online retailer Amazon is buying a pharmacy company.
Walgreens Boots Alliance, already under pressure after its third-quarter earnings report, tumbled 9.4 percent and along with UnitedHealth's 1.8 percent drop pressured the Dow Jones index. But U.S. pharmacy same-store sales fell.
PillPack delivers prescription drugs to customers' doors.
Amazon and PillPack said they expected to close the deal by the end of the year, subject to regulatory approval.
The announcement comes one week after Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathawayrevealed the CEO of their new healthcare tech company. CVS is buying insurer Aetna for while Cigna, another insurer, is scooping up pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts. "And for those patients that do desire to transition, we offer the option to ship their prescriptions to their home from our pharmacies or obtain the prescriptions through our Caremark mail facilities".
Some analysts played down the immediate threat Amazon poses. Even if PillPack is a network provider today, it does not mean it will be a network provider in the future, especially if Amazon has designs of significantly ramping its prescription volume'. It's raised more than $118 million from brand-name investors including Accel, Sherpa Capital and NY rapper Nas's Queensbridge Venture Partners. The startup has raised upwards of $120 million in funding from backers including TechStars, Menlo Ventures, and Accel.
Pessina added that physical pharmacies "will continue to be very, very important in the future". Another $3 billion in lost stock market value.
You Choose Your World Cup Team Of The Week What's the likelihood? Argentina are 48 per cent, Nigeria 45 per cent and Iceland 7 per cent to make the next stage. Both on six points, they have identical goal totals so a draw would mean top spot going to the best-behaved team .
It has become the world's biggest jailer of journalists under Mr Erdogan's rule, according to monitoring groups. Erdogan's closest rival, Muharrem Ince, who complained of unfair elections, has yet to formally concede defeat.
The home makeover couple proudly shared that the newborn was in good health, even though he arrived more than two weeks early. " Fixer Upper " stars Chip and Joanna Gaines just had their fifth child , the couple announced on Twitter Saturday.
A verified Twitter account for Joe Jackson tweeted this past weekend that he had "seen more sunsets than I have left to see". Tito Jackson also applauded his father as "one of the greatest men that ever lived" in a 2011 interview with The Guardian .
Embassy on Saturday said "violence has no place as Ethiopia pursues meaningful political and economic reforms". He called the blast "an unsuccessful attempt by forces who do not want to see Ethiopia united." .
But Germany came out with an uninspired effort against South Korea , and its failure came in especially gut-wrenching fashion. For those expecting to see an even more convincing result against South Korea , sadly not.
According to Mission Lifeline , who rescued 224 migrants at sea, they are still seeking a port of destination. The decline is even starker compared with 2016: It equals just 19 per cent of the same period in 2016.
Horrid video of the incident shows the attack and then Lesandro trying to run to the hospital, which was just a few blocks away. Three of the suspects were picked up in Paterson, New Jersey and two were picked up in the Bronx, officials report.
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In turn, top players - such as defending champion Sabine Muguruza , French Open champion Simona Halep and reigning U.S. Caroline Wozniacki , John McEnroe and USTA president Katrina Adams have spoken out in support of Williams.
FDA Approves Cannabis Based Drug
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Late-night hosts unite against President Trump
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Lakers "Racing" To Acquire Kawhi Leonard Before Friday
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EU's 25% Bourbon tariff comes into force
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Mexico Proves It's No Fluke at World Cup
A second victory on Saturday gives it six points and a chance to win Group F on Wednesday when the team faces Sweden . South Korea will be eliminated if Sweden wins or draws.