Amazon: a monthly subscription for… unlimited medication

$5 per month for unlimited medication. Amazon on Tuesday launched a monthly subscription in the United States that allows unlimited generic prescription drugs to be purchased at no additional cost. An offer intended for its Prime customers, according to a press release. The service, called RxPass, offers a series of generic drugs treating “over 80 common ailments”. The company estimates that more than 150 million Americans occasionally or regularly take one or more of them.

RxPass does not require the intervention of a health insurer, unlike the ordinary system in which the cost of drugs is covered, in whole or in part, by mutual insurance or public Medicare and Medicaid coverage.

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