AJMC July 28, 2021
Kenneth C. Hohmeier, PharmD, Justin Gatwood, PhD, MPH, Bradley Boucher, PharmD

After years of anticipation, Amazon Pharmacy launched in November 2020. The question is now: Is this market entry a disruption, a distraction, or something in between?


After years of anticipation about Amazon’s rumored entry into pharmacy, Amazon Pharmacy launched in November 2020. What is yet to be understood is whether this new Amazon offering is a true market disruption capable of upending the pharmacy industry. This commentary describes the epic rise of Amazon from bookseller to retail giant, leading to its entry into the retail pharmacy space. Amazon Pharmacy’s business model is described and its potential for industry disruption discussed.

Am J Manag Care. 2021;27(8):In Press

Takeaway Points

Although the much-anticipated entry of Amazon into the pharmacy industry will...

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