Amazon is hiring a business lead to
For the last few years, Amazon has held at least one annual meeting at its Seattle headquarters to discuss whether it should enter the pharmacy business, says two people familiar with the company's plans.
But this year, with the rise of high-deductible plans and the trend toward consumers paying for health care, it is ready to get more serious.
Two people said that it's not a done deal that Amazon will move into this space, given the complex web of established players. But it is bringing on a new general manager to lead the team and formulate a
Another person said Amazon has started to recruit more broadly from the pharmacy space.
The company recently started selling medical supplies and equipment in the U.S.
Amazon declined to comment.
Japan Times reported in April that the company expanded its Prime Now delivery service to include drug and cosmetic sales, with the support of local partners. Amazon's category page on its Japanese site now includes "pharmaceuticals," and sells drugs to patients with approval from a pharmacist.